Santorini or Thira, is considered as one of the top destinations in Greece. Also, it is one of the most romantic places since it is famous for its amazing sunset. Santorini is located in the Aegean Sea, Cyclades. On this island occurred one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. This is actually one of the characteristics that make Santorini island so unique.
Moreover, all beautiful villages are designed in the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and a breathtaking view of the endless blue. Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, Santorini is extremely popular for her romantic sunset and the luxurious resorts with an incredible seaside view.
Red Beach: Red Beach is without doubt one of the most popular and unique beaches in Santorini. It is located in a really close distance from the ancient site of Akrotiri. This beach has black and red volcanic pebbles and the water is quite warm. Another impressive thing is the different colors of the cliffs. On the seashore, there are some quite beautiful pebbles you can keep for your collection. Snorkeling is highly recommended due to the interesting rocks.
Kamari Beach: Kamari, is located at about 10km southeast of Fira. The beach resort of Kamari is situated on the southern part of Santorini just a few steps away from Perissa. Really impressive there is the enormous “Mesa Vouno”(inside a mountain).
Cape Columbo Beach: It is located northeast of Fira. It is one of the most isolated and quiet beaches in Santorini. Surrounded by a wild landscape, Cape Columbo often gets windy. In fact, the wind and the waves have formed the wild rocks of Columbo.
Places to enjoy the sunset
Oia: Oia is located,11 km from Fira in the northern part of the island. It is extremely popular for its sunset. The settlement reached its peak in the late 19th and early 20th-century thanks to shipping, transit trade, and agriculture. Oia offers countless spots to enjoy the colors of the sunset, corners with much fewer people, and 100% magnificent views!
Lighthouse at Akrotiri: Enjoy the famous sunset from the lighthouse at Akrotiri! The view is unique and you can see the whole island and Oia in the background, as the sun sinks into the sea!
The lighthouse in Akrotiri is considered as the most beautiful in the Cyclades. It was built in 1892 and its height is 10 meters.
Venetsanos Winery– Wine Tasting: Venetsanos winery is located above the port of Athinios, and has a beautiful view of the magnificent caldera of Santorini. The Venetsanos family has a very long tradition in producing wine. The winery was built in 1947 and became the first industrial of its kind on the island. The winery was built in an unconventional way constructed from above and moving downwards.
The most prominent archaeological site in Santorini and one of the most important archaeological sites in the Aegean is Akrotiri. Their visitors can see the findings of the excavations that began in 1967.
Restaurants – Fine Dining
Idol Restaurant: At the edge of Caldera there is a three-level bar-restaurant with one of the most astonishing views in the world. There you can have a romantic dinner, taste local wines, refreshing cocktails, and of course brand named champagnes in order to celebrate your exclusive times at Santorini.
Ovac Restaurant: It’ s one of the finest Imerovigli Santorini Restaurants. Visitors can experience a lifetime journey of flavors and aromas combined with signature cocktails.
La maison Restaurant: It is located in the beautiful village of Imerovigli in Santorini. La Maison Restaurant with a stunning view of the caldera, the sea, the volcano, the sunset, and the nearby islands is the perfect spot to enjoy a complete gastronomic experience in Santorini.
Accommodation: Where to Stay?
Cavo Tagoo: The owners of Cavo Tagoo Mykonos selected an authentic Cycladic property which they transformed to an exceptional Santorini luxury accommodation evoking the same cosmopolitan essence and feeling as the original Cavo Tagoo in Mykonos.
Andronis Hotel: Private, elegant, and romantic, the Andronis Luxury Suites combine the spirt of old Santorini with pampering comforts and sunset views.
Katikies Chromata Hotel: Katikies Chromata is a 5-star accommodation within 6 km of the port. The comfortable hotel was built in 1986 and refurbished in 2012. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool with parasols, a whirlpool, sun loungers, and a poolside bar. This 5-star hotel is located in the museum district of Imerovigli, close to Skaros. It is approximately a 10-minute drive from the volcano.