Santorini Travel. Things to do in Santorini
The island of Santorini is one of the most amazing islands in Greece. If you find yourself in this country, do not be lazy to get to this fabulous island and see it with your own eyes. Today we will speak about what to do in Santorini, and why you should definitely visit the island.
Observe the sunset in the town of Oia. The first reason why hundreds of tourists go to Santorini is one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. At the end of the 20th century ВВС channel came here to film the sunset – a symbol of the passing millennium. Tourists from all over the island occupy convenient places on the streets, on the balconies of their hotels or in restaurants.
Take a walk along the streets of Fira. Fira is the so-called capital of the island of Santorini. It is located on caldera, so breathtaking views are guaranteed. Here are a lot of cafes, bars, souvenir shops, as well as descent to the old port and the “donkey station”.
Visit the beach with black volcanic sand. You can enjoy a beach holiday on the east coast of the island, where you can find Kamari beach. Here are black volcanic sand. The length of the beach is several kilometers. It should be noted that it is marked with the Blue Flag, which indicates on its safety and eco-friendliness!
Ride a donkey. One of the types of public transport in Greece, as we know, is donkeys. You can use this “public transport” in the city of Fira in order to climb from the old port to the city. The ticket costs 5 Euros.
Try the national Greek cuisine. The traditional cuisine of Greece includes olives, feta cheese and homemade wine. It leaves us no choice: we must try and enjoy. Must-eat in Greece is, of course, moussaka. It consists of eggplant, potatoes, minced meat and bechamel sauce with the addition of cinnamon.
Santorini weather. The best time to visit the island
Here reigns very mild and pleasant climate. There are no cold winters, and summers are always sunny and hot. The tourist season starts in April, and ends in October.
The swimming season on the island begins in the second half of May, when the seawater is heated to +22 ° C. The color palette of the beaches of Santorini is extremely diverse. Here you can relax on the sands of red, black, white and pink hues.
The active beach season ends at the end of September. Those who are going to visit Santorini in October will get pleasant temperatures, a warm sea and a large piece of empty beach.
The best hotels in Santorini
Canaves Oia 5*
This hotel is located on a picturesque cliff overlooking the caldera. The luxurious Canaves Oia complex consists of two hotels: Canaves Oia Hotel and Canaves Oia Suites. The rooms of the Canaves Oia are elegantly decorated with antique furniture and works of art. Amazing landscapes, refined atmosphere and first-class service will make your stay here unforgettable.
Attention! The hotel accepts guests older than 13 years.
Location: in the village of Oia, 15 minutes walk from the beach of Ammoudi.
Hotel infrastructure: 33 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, wine cellar, swimming pool, massage, parking, WI-FI Internet access, concierge services. The hotel has its own motor yacht Alexandros (4 cabins). The yacht can be rented for a few days.
Rooms: 4 – Superior room, 10 – Junior suite, 10 – Superior suite, 4 – Honeymoon suite, 4 – Superior 2-bedroom suite, 1 – Canaves suite.
Mystique, a luxury collection hotel 5*
Mystique is the embodiment of the best that you can choose for recreation: refinement and warm home comfort, proximity to nature and sea, majestic rocks and a light breeze giving freshness on a hot day.
There is a wide range of rooms from vibrant suite with one bedroom to spacious villas with its own gym and jacuzzi.
The open air restaurant Charisma offers its guests culinary masterpieces of Greek, Mediterranean and international cuisine. This restaurant provides stunning views of the Aegean Sea. In addition, there is a pool bar Aura and a very cozy wine room – Secret Wine Cave – with a rich collection of vintage wines.
Location: on the slopes of picturesque rocks on the coast of the island, 1 kilometer from the center of the resort village of Oia.
Hotel infrastructure: 35 rooms and villas, restaurant, bar, wine cellar, outdoor swimming pool, SPA center, WI-FI Internet access, concierge services, personal valet.
Vedema, a luxury collection resort 5*
Among the marvelous scenery of Santorini there is a small village, where Vedema Resort is located. It is a luxury hotel and a member of the prestigious association “The Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels & Resorts”. Surrounded by a high wall, this resort protects its guests from any undesirable interference.
The main highlight of the resort is an old winery of the XV century! It is divided into 2 parts. The first part is a gallery with works by famous Greek artists and sculptors. The other is the Canava wine cellar, where vintage southern wines are provided.
Location: in the village of Megalochori, 10 minutes drive from the port, 15 minutes drive from the airport.
Hotel infrastructure: 45 rooms, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, swimming pool, jacuzzi, SPA center, gym, mountain bikes, conference center (up to 75 people), business center, babysitting services, personal valet services.
Grace Santorini 5*
The gorgeous boutique hotel Grace Santorini is designed in a traditional Mediterranean style. The charming white buildings of Grace Santorini are connected with each other by stairs and terraces. You can admire the famous Caldera from the windows of the hotel.
Location: in the north-west of Santorini island, in the village of Imerovigli, 2 kilometers from the capital of Fira.
Hotel infrastructure: Mediterranean restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, SPA center, gym, WI-FI Internet access, concierge services.
Rooms: villas, double rooms with 1 bed and suites.