What to see in Santorini
The capital of the island and the economical centre that everyone should visit. In this city you find most of the shopping area, museums, the bus terminal, the taxi station, etc. From Fira`s balcony, towards the great ortodox Metropoli church, you will enjoy the amazing view from the top of the cliffs facing the Caldera. On the Golden Street, you`ll find the most famous jewelry shops and the Greek and Cycladic art. More than that, you`ll enjoy yourself trough the many clothing stores, souvenirs, restaurants and taverns. The nightlife also happens in Fira, specially on the famous discos and bars. In Fira is located the old port of the island called Yialos. To reach this port you must go down with the cable car, or trought the huge zig-zag stair with 588 steps or even with the famous donkeys, the old transportation of the island.
FIROSTEFANI e IMEROVIGLI
Those 2 villages are located above the city of Fira; they have many hotels, villas and studios with a fantastic architecture excavated in the volcanic rock. With an incredible beauty, both cities are on the highest spot of the cliffs staging an impressive view of 300m high. In Imerovigli, lays the famous Skaros rock, location of an old Venetian castle, where you walk up trough an old and narrow path to find yourself in one of the most fantastic spots of the island.
The shinning star of Santorini. The cultural capital of the island is the most beautiful city with captains’ houses and neoclassic architecture. Located on the north point of the island, presents an unique beauty, impressive houses carved on white rock, churches with blue domes, narrow roads, and with the entire main path built with marble stone. Oia keeps a beautiful dawn and a completely romantic atmosphere. Here was filmed Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Guns of Navarone. With Cycladic architecture, here you’ll find the Navy Museum, the most impressive art galleries and the Venetian castle of Goylas from where you’ll enjoy the world’s most beautiful sunset.
This traditional population is built on an spiral shape on the top of a mountain on the central area of the island. With a medival architecture, there you’ll find many churches, with houses and narrow roads. On the top, there’s the ruins of a venetian castle from where it’s seen a continental sunset, where the entire island changes colors.
This is maybe the most untouched and traditional village on the island with houses with blue doors and windows, amazing arcs and narrow paths. On the main square you may enjoy an authentic greek food. AKROTIRI: Located on the southest part of the island, in this village you find the excavations of the lost Minoan city, the ligthouse and the best fish taverns of Santorini. The Red Beach is located in an area where the cliffs are bright red, offering many colors to your eyes and an amazing privacy.
This is the Resort of Santorini. The main beach destination of the island has incredible touristic structure with hotels, shops, taverns, restaurants and even an open air cinema. Here you also find, bars and discos all located by the charming seaside of Kamari.
PERISSA e PERIVOLOS
Those two black sand beaches are great to relax, for watersports, walking, hiding horses and enjoy the popular beach bars and local food.
Beach on the south part of the island with cliffs carved by the wind. Quiet and with a prehistorical athmospher, is close to the Vlichada marina where the yatches, private boats and local fishing boats are located. We highly recommend the local food in any of its taverns, enjoying fresh fish and seafood.
Semi nude beach, quiet and located on the north. Here you’ll enjoy your privacy and a sea 5 degrees warmer due to a huge submarine volcano that lays on its waters.
Located on the south of Santorini, its access is done trough taxi boats leaving from the Red Beach. This beach has caves, where you can practice diving. With white sand, it’s ideal for the ones who are in love and for whoever searchs for peace. Carrying water and a snack with you is recommended.
Archeological Sights & Museums
- PreHistorical Museum in Fira
Closed on Monday. Time: 08:30 – 20:00
- Archelogical Museum in Fira
Closed on Monday. Time: 08:30 – 15:00
- Folklorical Museum in Fira
Opened daily. Time: 10:00 – 14:00 e 18:00 – 20:00
- Naval Museum in Oia
Closed on Tuesday. Time: 10:00 – 14:00 e 17:00 – 20:00
- Ancient Thira in Kamari
Closed on Monday. Time: 08:30 – 15:00
- Akrotiri Archaeological SiteOpened daily. Time: 08:00 – 20:00