Travel to Santorini: 9 things you should definitely do

Darren Curtis

After endless discussions and a remarkable battle, you convinced your loved one to visit the most romantic island in the Aegean Sea, Santorini and take a tour with Santorini private tour. Find at Emporio 847 03 and call us on 694 457 7918.

With a shape reminiscent of a croissant, and a reputation that extends to the most remote countries abroad, one thing is for sure. This Cycladic island will surely steal your heart.

1. Try local flavors

It would be a tragic mistake to go to Santorini and not try its wonderful local dishes. It is one of the top gastronomic destinations in the Aegean for its own food, as well as for the restaurants and taverns themselves with their special decoration and unique view.

There are taverns and restaurants for all pockets, but it requires searching and attention because it is very likely that you choose the wrong tavern and pay very dearly for a not so good meal. To be sure that your money and experience will be worth it, choose places with award-winning chefs.

Try the famous fava and the tomato meatballs of the island, flaky cod, garlic macaroni and the ones known as the meatballs of the poor or pseudo meatballs (meatballs from various greens and legumes).

2.Excursion to Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a top destination if you are a history buff. Although it is not as famous as Vergina or Mycenae is one of the most important archeological sites in the whole Aegean, at a distance of 15km from Fira.

Cobbled streets, exquisite murals and finds of an ancient civilization that has remained in obscurity for more than 3,500 years will captivate you.

3. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is definitely one of the museums you must visit. It is easily accessible, with great exhibits and very important findings from excavations. Those who have visited it often say that it looks like a “dive into the sanctuaries of Aegean history”. It can be easily combined with the visit to Akrotiri, completing it.

4. Watch the sunset

The magical sunset of Santorini is in itself a major attraction for thousands of tourists every year because of the amazing color palette it creates during it. The castle of Oia is the top choice for sunset, but it is not the only place where you can admire the special feeling that the sunset offers in Santorini.

At the Lighthouse in Akrotiri, the sun literally looks like it is diving into the sea, while the people are much less than in Oia. On the beach of Vrychada, the volcanic scenery creates a very special atmosphere while the view from Imerovigli, Profitis Ilias or Firostefani is equally seductive.

5. Go diving

Perhaps only diving enthusiasts can appreciate the uniqueness of such an experience. The seabed in Santorini is anything but ordinary.

In addition to its rich underwater treasures, such as redfish, colorful sponges or sea slugs with its wonderful colors, you will have the opportunity to admire volcanic rocks, unique in the Mediterranean.

6. Stay in a cave house

Another unique experience that this magical island offers. Cave houses are essentially houses that are built into the rock. They were built in this way by the locals to protect them from the winds.

They offer coolness in summer and warmth in winter while their architecture gives an anarchic beauty to the landscape. If you are claustrophobic try it overnight. Worth it!

7. Try wine from a winery

In addition to the fantastic sunset and the archeological interest of the area, the volcanic vineyards over 3200 years old, attract every year a large number of tourists who are lovers of winemaking.

Visit some of the area’s award-winning wineries and travel the world of the senses in a different way.

8. Go on an organized excursion

If your time allows, visit travel agencies in the area and choose the package that suits you. The view of the area at sea is something you will remember forever!

We suggest packages that include a visit to the Volcano, the Hot Springs, a swim in Korfos and Thirasia.

9. Emporio

Emporio or Nimborios is 12 km away. from Fira and is the largest village of Santorini. It was the place of sale – and possibly also production – of products in the 17th century and often the locals visit the village for supplies.

The medieval Kastelli and the Tower of Goulas located in the village are a masterpiece of architecture and definitely worth a visit.

Santorini is definitely one of the top destinations for couples and more. The picturesqueness and uniqueness of the landscape evokes incredible emotions, while the various activities that during your trip to Santorini, one allows the combination of romantic and at the same time educational activities.

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