Enchanting, romantic, cosmopolitan, stunning… However you describe it, Santorini
is a one off. A life’s dream for millions of people around the world, the volcanic Aegean island invokes powerful emotions and intense feelings. Get to know it by travelling with Blue Star Ferries
and your journey will be as enjoyable as your stay on the island. Board the ship in Piraeus and set sail for breathtaking Santorini.
The top ten experiences in Santorini
1. Walking around the volcano and diving in the warm springs.
Take a boat to Nea Kameni, in the centre of the famous Caldera. Around the islet of Palaia Kameni, those who dare will take a dip in Agios Nikolaos bay with its warm springs that give the water its exotic orange colour!
2. Caldera from up above or by boat.
Fly by helicopter over the volcanos which became active 1.5 million years ago or circumnavigate the Caldera of Santorini by boat and admire the imposing volcanic rocks, where villages with hyposkafa – homes with extensions dug sideways into the volcanic rock- are perched.
3. Finding your balance on the edge of the precipice.
The walk from Fira to Firostefani, to Imerovigli and then Oia on the edge of the Caldera will be an unforgettable experience.
4. Sunset in Oia.
Take your position early on in Goula, Oia and live this unique experience. Then get to know Oia from up close, with its colourful, hyposkafa buildings, minimalist churches, sea captains’ houses, old wineries, luxurious hotels, restaurants, cafes and elegant shops.
5. Akrotiri, the Aegean Pompeii.
Covered with an ultra-modern bioclimatic shelter, Akrotiri is one of the most stunning archaeological sites in the Aegean.
6. Luxurious accommodation.
Suites and villas with a view to the volcanos, pools and Jacuzzis, hyposkafa with indoor bathing, massage and specialized treatments, private gourmet dinners and local wines, butlers, helicopters and private vessels for sailing around the Caldera.
7. The wines of the ancient vineyard.
In the visitor-friendly wineries of Santorini you will be introduced to the flavours and aromas of the wines produced in the 3,200-year-old volcanic vineyard. Try the renowned Vinsanto and the wines made from the local varieties of grape, asyrtiko, atheri and aidani.
8. Volcanic beaches.
Perivolos and Perissa, Kamari, Vlihada, Kokkini (red) and Aspri (white) beach… Marvel at the rocks hewn by nature’s most visceral forces and the black and red volcanic sand you will find there!
9. Award-winning flavours with a view to the Caldera.
The award-winning chefs of Santorini’s restaurants will bring you the exquisite and original flavours of the island. Try the local cherry tomatoes, grown in arid conditions, tomato patties, white aubergines, fresh cheese and locally grown cucumbers.
10. The unexplored Santorini.
The tower of Nimborio, Skaros in Imerovigli, Akrotiri castle and lighthouse, ancient Thera above Kamari, the hyposkafa hamlets of Vothonas and Karterados, Megalohori, Finikia and its old wineries, somehow reminiscent of rural Mexico, are but a few of Santorini’s secrets waiting to be uncovered!
Make your dream come true: discover the magic of Santorini and enjoy every new revelation travelling in style and comfort onboard Blue Star Ferries
, with up to two daily departures from Piraeus with Blue Star Delos and Blue Star 2.