1. Enjoy the sunset from the Byzantine Castle of Oia
Santorini is world famous for its magical sunset, and the best place to enjoy it is the ruins of the Byzantine Castle in Oia. Of course, this place is quite popular among travelers, so you should push to find a place. Arrive relatively early, 30-40 minutes before sunset, so you can take a seat and enjoy the sunset.
2. Watch a movie at the summer cinema in Kamari
For movie lovers, but also those who love the nostalgic experience of summer cinema and want to experience it on vacation, this is one of the things to do in Santorini.
3. Walk from Fira to Oia
If you enjoy hiking, this option is perfect for you. On the way from Fira (the central part of the city) to Oia (the northern part), you will find beautiful white buildings and blue calderas. The route is 9 km and lasts 3 hours, depending on how many breaks you will need to take.
In summer it is good to take several breaks, since in the summer months the heat can become unbearable and the road has no shade. One of the best things to do in Santorini, if you are a fan of adventure.
4. Swim at Red Beach
Red Beach is a unique experience because it gives the visitor the feeling that it is on a beach on the planet Mars. Also, it is an incredibly picturesque beach and swimming in it is among the things you have to do in Santorini. Enjoy the red rocks and the dark sand.
5. Enjoy wine tasting at Santo Winery
What many do not know is that Santorini is known for its wine production, and is home to some of the finest wines in the country! If you are a fan of good wine and want to live a different experience, visit the Santo Thera Products Cooperatives Association, founded in 1947. Sit on the outdoor terrace and enjoy your wine accompanied by wonderful finger food. It is undoubtedly one of the best things to do on the island.
6. Visit the ancient ruins at Akrotiri
Those who love history will love the archeological site in Akrotiri. There you will see what is left of the ancient villages after the eruption of the volcano that swept the whole city. It is one of the best things to do in Santorini, and is recommended to guides from all over the world. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the entire Aegean.
7. Visit the Emporio village
During the Venetian occupation it was the commercial and economic center of Santorini. Today it is one of the most interesting villages on the island, especially from an architectural point of view. Emporio is located in the southern part of Thira, very close to the beaches of Perivolo and Perissa. The exploration of the castle will be very enjoyable for you.
8. Try local flavors
It would be a tragic mistake to go to Santorini and not try its wonderful local dishes. It is one of the top gastronomic destinations in the Aegean for its own food, as well as for the restaurants and taverns with the special decoration and the unique view. There are taverns and restaurants for all pockets, but it needs searching and attention because it is very possible to choose the wrong tavern and pay very dearly for a not so good meal. To be sure that your money and experience will be worth it, choose places with award-winning chefs.
9. Go diving
Perhaps only diving enthusiasts can appreciate the uniqueness of such an experience. The seabed in Santorini is anything but ordinary. In addition to its rich underwater treasures, such as redfish, colorful sponges or sea slugs with its wonderful colors, you will have the opportunity to admire volcanic rocks, unique in the Mediterranean.
10. Swim in Monolithos beach
You have probably heard that Santorini is not famous for its beaches. However, there are some exceptions to the rule, one of which is the sea of Monolithos, which you will find on the way to the airport. It has wild waters, but it can satisfy all tastes. Part of it is organized, with sunbeds, beach bars and taverns, while as you go it becomes more isolated, for you who love peace and want to enjoy your bath at no cost.
11. Visit tomato museum
Every day, with a ticket payment, there are guided tours of the old tomato factory that now operates as a museum. The tour is short and not at all tedious, while at the end you can watch a video with testimonies of people who once worked there. If you want to extend your visit, there is a café where you can try tomato juice or other specialties as well as tomato cheesecake.
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