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In Santorini here are many activities that bring you up close to the magic of the inland's environment.  These are some of the activities you can do.

 1) Sunset, Caldera, and Volcano Boat Tour (book to us cheaper)

A tour of the islands of the Caldera with a traditional boat that leaves from the old port in Fira at 10:45 to the volcano, just 10 minutes far by boat, where you will stop for about 1 hour and 15 minutes during which you will have the opportunity to visit all active craters. A walk of about 20 minutes will take you to the top of the volcano where you will see still smoking craters and breathe an intense smell of sulfur. The tour will continue by boat to the island of Nea Kameni to continue to Palea Kameni, for the Hot Springs. The boat will stop in the small bay of Agios Nikolaos, with a ladder you can dive in the water and swim for about 30 meters until you reach the famous thermal spas of Palaia Kameni, where the water temperature ranges from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius as it mixes continuously with the normal sea currents. The tour continues to the island of Thirassia where you will have 2 hours of free time to swim in the crystal clear waters of Korfos or to eat in the traditional taverns of the island. You will also have time to move on foot or riding donkeys to the village of Manolas, which is very picturesque, with narrow streets and a beautiful view of Santorini. After Thirassia, we start returning to the old port, sailing close to the volcanic cliffs of Oia to allow you to photograph this unique setting. The arrival is at 16:15 in the picturesque old port of Fira.


2) Ancient Thera (KAMARI)

Ancient Thera is an ancient city and capital on a ridge of the steep, 360 m high Messa Vouno mountain in Santorini. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras, and was inhabited from the 9th century BC until 726 AD.
The ancient city consisted of a street almost 800 m long and especially wide for its time extending in a southeastern direction and containing several imposing buildings. A small cul-de-sac branches off at right angles and at its termination, high up on the mountainside, were the headquarters of a garrison stationed in the city. After about 200 meters of street the city expands to cover an area of about 100 x 100 meters on an exposed plateau high above the rocky coast. Residential areas are grouped around an Agora which is across from a theater built into the lower slope. Separated off and facing the sea at the eastern tip of the plateau is a small sacred area with temple grounds and public facilities. All buildings are constructed of the local limestone of the mountain itself. Wood was rare on the island and seldom used for building.


3) Ancient Akrotiri

Archaeological Museum in Akrotiri.
See the village left behind after the devastating volcanic eruption that made the island uninhabitable. The site is very well done and I highly recommend getting a guide to show you around the site and discuss the history of the island, the eruption, and the following destruction. Sometimes there can be guides waiting at the entrance but it’s better to book a good tour guide in advance.


4) Lighthouse on Southern Tip of Santorini

Lighthouse in Akrotiri.
The lighthouse is the destination but the draw is the incredible views looking north into the caldera – very different than the views from Fira or Oia and you can really see the circular nature of the caldera from this vantage point.


5)  Explore the Paths, Alleys, and Stairwells of Fira, Firostefani, and Imerovigli

Walking path along the caldera in Imerovigli.
This is similar to the hike from Fira to Oia but instead of staying on the foot path you need to descend, wander, and explore.


6) Hike From Fira to Oia

The best thing to do in Santorini is the hike from Fira to Oia.
This is the single best thing to do on Santorini – and it’s free! The views are incredible. The hike takes somewhere between 2 and 5 hours depending on your speed and how many pictures you take along the way. Start in Fira and move north through Firostefani and then Imerovigli (this part of the path feels more like a village sidewalk). From Imerovigli to Oia it’s largely rural with only a few shops or restaurants on this stretch of path. Most people will want to wear a sturdy running shoe for the walk but I’ve certainly seen people do it in flip flops. The route isn’t completely marked but it’s fairly intuitive: stay on the path that follows the edge of the caldera and walk north (when in doubt stay to the left/west). Of course, it’s fine to do the walk in the opposite direction but it feels more natural (to me) to walk north to Oia and the island’s tip. And walking into Oia from the hills above is an awesome finish. If it’s July or August I’d highly recommend starting before 8am.


7) Watch the Sunset in Oia

Santorini is interwoven with the sunset, this magical hour of the day when the light makes everything look more beautiful. The sunset in Santorini is considered one of the most famous sunsets worldwide and people from all over the world visit Santorini in order to photograph it and, most of all, cherish it. The sunset highlights the breathtaking beauty of the island that offers many ideal locations from where visitors can admire it. But nobody should miss the chance to see the sunset from Oia village, the famed sunset viewing spot.

Oia is the most picturesque settlement of Santorini, a lovely village with traditional character. Built on the caldera cliffs, when it is under the colors of the sunset it becomes even more staggering and idyllic. There are charming white-washed houses, blue-domed churches and marvelous buildings with attuned colors that compose an entrancing scenery. The best place to sit and enjoy the sunset is the remains of the prominent Castle of Agios Nikolaos. From here you can gaze the most scenic view; the spectacular settlement unfolding in front of you, the impressive volcano across the sparkling Aegean Sea and the dreamy horizon.

The highlight and the reason why spending an evening in Oia waiting for the sun to set is a wonderful experience is the fact that at this time of the day you will find yourself in the middle of a festivity. Crowds of people, locals and tourists, gather on streets, quaint paths, rooftops, ruins and stairs anticipating the sunset. The village pulses and the atmosphere becomes lively and friendly. This delightful ambience in combination with the stunning sight the colors of the sun create will certainly transfix you. As you are counting down to the moment the sun disappears, you will be overrun with feelings of excitement and awe. This event comes to an end the moment the sun dims in the sea and all people together start applauding. A totally worthwhile experience and a magical sunset!


8)  Walk the Volcano

Hiking up the volcano in Santorini. The island in the middle of caldera is Nea Kameni and where you’ll find the most active volcano on Santorini. The crater is 130 meters up and takes about 20 minutes to walk to. Sulfur vents are found along the way. The only way to get here is by doing a volcano boat tour or hiring a chartered boat.


9) Outdoor Cinema in Kamari

Watching a movie outside in Kamari.
Family-friendly fun (depending on what’s playing, of course). Watch a movie outside as the sun sets and the sky grows dark. Wine, beer, and simple snacks available. Movies start around 9:30pm.


10) Red Beach

One of the most beautiful beach on Santorini.
Just down the road from the Akrotiri ruins, red beach is the most spectacular and picturesque of any Santorini beach. From the bus stop or car park it’s about a 15 minute walk into the beach. Oh, and watch for falling rock.

11) Santorini Winery Tour (Santo Wine or Villa kamari star restaurant

Santorini food and wine tour.
Santorini wine is great, the wineries are beautiful, and the people super friendly. It’s a fun and easy way to see the island away from the caldera. A tour is the best way of exploring more than one winery.
Most Popular Santo Wine in Pyrgos Village and in Villa Kamari Star restaurant in Kamari


12) Explore the Fishing Villages on East Coast of Island

Fishing villages in Santorini.
There are several small villages on the east coast of the island (north of Monolithos) that are worth a visit. Yalos is one of the better restaurants on the island and a good stop.

13) Beaches in Santorini

  • Best Beach of Santorini: Perivolos / Perissa and Kamari (basically the same long 4km beach) – also known as Black Beach
  • Best Beach for Families: Kamari (with lots of amenities for kids) – also a black pebbles beach
  • Most unique Beach of Santorini: Red Beach (but not ideal for swimming cause it’s very narrow and it can be very crowded)
  • Best Nudist Beach of Santorini: Koloumbos
  • Most Romantic Beach of Santorini: Vlychada and Eros Beach
  • Best Party Beach of Santorini: Perissa / Perivolos


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