Santorini stands out from the rest of the Cyclades for its wild side and you can explore the island with Santorini Private Tour. The most famous and photographed island of Greece, with a breathtaking view, is a diamond that stands in the middle of the endless blue and we suggest visiting it at least once in your life.

What to see, suggested by Santorini Private Tour

Start the tour from the islands of the Caldera to the volcano which is only 10 minutes away from the bay of Fira. The ascent to the volcano to meet its active craters takes about 20 minutes by footpath. It is worth reaching the top, carving the black stones and seeing that the sulfur still smokes and smells strongly.

At the end of August, the Municipality organizes the representation of the eruption of the volcano with thousands of sparklers and flares and low-pitched noises that evoke memories of the eruption to both locals and visitors. In Fira, the capital of the island, you can visit the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Folklore and Prehistory.

Ancient Thira is the city of the historical times of Santorini. It is located on Mesa Vouno in a fortified position that dominates the whole island, at an altitude of 385 m. In Oia, apart from the unique sunset, you can see the Castle, the scattered windmills and the Maritime Museum. The special Naval Museum, one of the few in the Aegean, with such a rich naval history, is housed in a traditional captain’s house of the 19th century.

Fira

At a distance of 12 km from Oia, the always busy Fira, the capital of Santorini, are one of the must-see stops on the island. At a distance of about 260 meters from the sea surface, they seem to have put on their white clothes and climbed the cliff, to cause the admiration of every visitor. The unique location of Fira on the caldera offers stunning views of Nea and Palia Kameni.

Crowds flock to the densely populated area of ​​Fira at all hours of the day, while the numerous businesses operating in the alleys of the island’s capital attract visitors of various interests and of all ages. Your walk will start from the central square of Theotokopoulou with the many café bars, while, a little further down, a street full of luxury jewelry stores stretches in front of you.

Wine Museum

Wine museum of Santorini the only cave museum in Greece and is located 8 meters below the ground. It has the shape of a labyrinth and a length of 300 m. The museum presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorini viticulturist since 1660. It was created by the love and passion of the Koutsogiannopoulos family for tradition and wine, which tradition continues to this day , as 4th generation. All tools, utensils and machines are authentic and rare pieces.

The stages of wine production as well as all the machines are exposed in chronological order. Pruning, plowing, harvesting, pressing and weighing grapes. The rare exhibits, machines and winemaking tools, will transport the visitor to another era. At the end the visitor has the opportunity to taste four of the best wines produced today by the winery in the specially designed tasting area. In conclusion, the visitor keeps in his memory all the knowledge from his trip to the past. After the end of the historical route you will do wine tasting in 4 wines.

Beaches

The star beach of Santorini is Kokkini Ammos. Blue crystal clear waters and red volcanic rocks. Perissa is spread over 7 km of black fine sand, with many taverns, bars and options for water sports. If you are looking for something more alternative or lonely, then we suggest Kouloumpos in Oia, with fine pebbles and a vertical rock sculpture that offers natural shade.

Diving

Santorini is famous for its crystal clear waters with excellent visibility and the unique experience of diving near the volcano, which still has underwater volcanic activity. An excellent area for diving is Cape Tripiti in Thirasia and Taxiarchis with the shipwreck in Palia Kameni. The reef in Adiavati (inside the Caldera, south, near Akrotiri) is also suitable for diving.

If you want to discover caves, you have to dive in Mesa Pigadia and the so-called Rock of the Indian. Other areas offered are Armeni near Oia for wall dive, Ammoudi and Aspronisi.

The “Volcanos”

The most famous event of the island is the “Volcanos” that are organized every August. It is the representation of the eruption of the volcano with thousands of fireworks illuminating the sky. So, it is creating a fantastic spectacle!

Finally, is there anything more characteristic than the festivals in the Greek islands? If you find someone during the season that you will be in Santorini, you must go. It has musicians who play traditional instruments, with people dancing island dances. Also, everyone tasting the local delicacies accompanied by the famous Santorini wine.

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SOFIA PAPASTAVROS

SOFIA PAPASTAVROS

I am a second generation fashion and lifestyle blogger from New York.