Ah! Santorini! Traveling to this luxury island has become a must for for that perfect Grecian experience, and here’s why.
No matter how many times you visit, Greece will always take your breath away.
With brilliant blue water and sun-bleached ruins, the 6000 islands are scattered in the Aegean and Ionian seas. Only 227 of these are inhabited! Soak up the majestic beauty of Santorini or indulge in the lively nightlife of Mykonos. Still, we can all admit that the real reason we travel here is for its aquamarine coastline and to gawk at some of Europe’s cleanest beaches.
Now when it comes to one of the most popular destinations, Santorini is the place to be. It’s hard to believe that the famous whitewashed churches topped with bright-blue domes were devastated by “a volcanic eruption in the 16th century”, as said by Santorini Vice, forever shaping its rugged landscape. But it only made room for the cubiform houses of its two principal towns, Fira and Oia, to grow and form. Now they cling to cliffs above an underwater crater.
Santorini is routinely included in the lists of the best places to visit in the world due to its charm. You could wear it like a pendant – it’s that picturesque. Anyway…back to the best things to do and experience.
Catch a famous Santorini sunset at dinner with a view.
Mesmerizing, romantic, and colourful, Santorini sunsets are among the world’s most beautiful. Although Oia has the most iconic sunset viewpoint, it can get crowded (particularly the byzantine church viewpoint), so try booking a table at a restaurant with a view at Fly Away Creative Restaurant & Bar in Imerovigli.
Jump on a caldera cruise, or charter a private yacht for a day or two.
Boat trips and tours run several times a day for that extra special romantic moment or simply an unforgettable day out. This could be a late sunset tour with a meal and bubbles on board or a daytime adventure. Snorkel, swim, and enjoy your time at sea.
Santorini in a day: tour the island with a private tour.
Guys, just a heads up overall, international air arrivals in Santorini reached around 472 thousand in 2021, whereas they peaked at almost 520 thousand in 2019, according to Statista. So travelling by a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with a private guide might be the best option if you want to avoid the crowds. Why not head over to the traditional winery? – yes, vineyards are growing on volcanic rock.
Are you feeling sore from the swim? Well, visit a top-notch spa and hotel to experience it all.
Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini invites guests to experience moments of pure luxury. At $4450 a night, this five-star hotel is one to go for, especially for the professional spa. Or try the Pegasus Suites & Spa. For $1663 a night, the beautiful Imerovigli promises a carefree and memorable vacation. This Adults Only hotel is located on a Cliff in Imerovigli village, 1.5 km from an archaeological museum of Thera.
Santorini is the place to be, so let the ocean take you to the luxury shoreline of a Greek Island dying to be explored.