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THE TOP TEN EXPERIENCES IN SANTORINI

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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.

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.

Chapel on Santorini with a Caldera view

Admire the imposing volcanic rocks, where villages with hyposkafa – homes with extensions dug sideways into the volcanic rock- are perched.

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.

Exploring the hiking trails of Santorini

Hiking is the perfect way to experience Santorini’s views that will stay with you for the rest of your life - Michaela Hampi

 

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!

 

Tourist walking to volcano island in Santorini, Greece

Luxurious accommodation

Suites and villas with a view to the volcanos, pools and Jacuzzis, hyposkafa with indoor bathing, massage and specialized treatments. You can also be provided with private gourmet dinners and local wines served by butlers. Get on a helicopter or a private vessel for a sailing experience around the Caldera.
 

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.

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.

Sampling the wine routes of Santorini

More than 50 grape varieties grow here – chief among them the Santorini’s famous, crisp white award-winner Assyrtiko and the PDO-protected sweet Vinsanto-Gaiawines

 

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!

Top view of Perissa beach

 

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!

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.

From touring the wineries to wine-tasting accompanied by local cheese and cold cuts this is where Santorini has chosen to bottle much of its authenticity-venetsanos_winery

Akrotiri, the Aegean Pompeii

Covered with an ultra-modern bioclimatic shelter, Akrotiri is one of the most stunning archaeological sites in the Aegean.

 

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