About Santorini & Top Things to Do When You are Going to Santorini island in Greece
Travel Guide for the island
All about Santorini and What Things to Do When You are Going to Santorini island in Greece
Santorini is a small Greek Island and it is a part of The Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea in the country of Greece.
The Cyclades also have famous summer islands such as Mykonos island, Paros, Naxos, Syros, Milos, Ios
This Greek Island is located very close to Crete, just 2 hours by Ferry and you can travel to Santorini from the main port of Piraeus, near Athens city, by Ship or speedboat. 5 to 8 Hours!
The ferry route Piraeus to Santorini, or the opposite, it takes about from 5 hours to 8 hours and the fastest way is by high-speed ferry and the ticket cost is about 40 to 50€ (Euro).
Another way to get to Santorini is by plane from Athens International Airport (ATH) το Santorini Airport (JTR)!
The duration of the Flight by plane is about one Hour.
The price of airline tickets varies depending on the period you want to travel, but if you book several days before your Check in you can find a lower price and Cheap flights from Athens International to Santorini.
Things to Do and What to choose by Going to Santorini this summer in Greece
It has many different attractions that tourists come to see and enjoy every summer, from beautiful beaches with black volcanic sand to stunning views of the big Caldera on the cliffs, beautiful colorful Sunset, Traditional local Greek Restaurants with views, Wineries with good wines, Museums, Sea Boat Cruises Tours.
If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy yourself, then this is the place for you, your Family or Friends!
Here are some of the most popular activities you can do when you go to Santorini island.⤵
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Here are some ideas for what you can do in Santorini
Visit the Volcano in the Caldera
You can visit and Explore the Volcano and the Hot Springs by a Boat Tour Excursion. You can find many excursions to the volcano that sail from the port on a daily basis which depart from the Old port below the city of Fira or from the new port called Athinios.
It’s an easy hike to get to the top of the volcano where you will be able to take amazing photos of the island and the beautiful Aegean Sea. This volcano is also known as the “Kameni” means in Greeks Burnt, because of its of black color. You’ll find that you will have to pay a small fee to go up to the top of the volcano, but it is definitely worth it. You’ll get great views of the sea and if you’re lucky, you may swimm in the Natural Hot Springs of this small Volcano island in the middle of Santorini’s Caldera.
Rent a Car, Atv or a Scooter to Drive around the island
A great way to explore the island is to rent a car or scooter but there is also the option to rent an ATV-Quad bike (four-wheel vehicle like Buggy car). You will find many local car rental companies and offices in all the villages of Santorini, you can also contact the Reception of the hotel or Villa where you will stay and recommend a good offer and at a good price!
Go Horseback Riding
Horseback riding is a fun activity that you can do when you visit Santorini. There are many trails throughout the island that you can ride on. If you’re looking for something more challenging, you can even take a horse trek through the vineyards to the beach. This is a great way to get away from the crowds and enjoy the scenery while you’re there. Many Hotels on the island suggest horseback riding, so they can experience the local culture and meet the locals who live there.
Visit the Archaeological Museums
The Archaeological Museum is located in the town of Fira and is a great attraction to visit. It displays artifacts that were found throughout the island, including jewelry, statues, tools, and many other old things. Some of the artifacts date back thousands of years and were discovered in caves and other places. You can learn a lot by visiting Archaeological Sites of Akrotiri village in Santorini (prehistoric city), which is why it is a popular attraction for many visitors.
In the summer months you can have a drink or a cocktail in one of the many summer bars in the town of Fira or on the beach, dance by the music and have fun with your friends.
Make a Cruise & Sailing Tour in Santorini
Many tourists choose to book a boat-Sailing Tour around the island, so they can enjoy the beautiful scenery onboard or to see the Sunset from a Catamaran excursion. It’s a quick way to get to the island and a good way to see the sights from a different perspective. The traditional sailing boats leave every hour, so you won’t have to wait long to get to your destination. If you book ahead, you can even take a ferry to another island that is nearby like Ios island.
Enjoy the Food in a Good Restaurant
When you visit the island, you’ll notice that there are many restaurants with delicious food that you can eat. The food is fresh, Greek, Local and tasty, so you’ll want to try it all. One of the most popular foods is lamb, which is served in many different ways. If you want to taste the local food and good wines, you should definitely visit the Local taverns and restaurants on the island.
Saganaki-fried cheese with honey , Fava is one of the most famous traditional dish in Santorini, Fried White Eggplant, Tomato balls, Santorini Salad and Seafood with fresh Fish.
But you can also order other Greek dishes such as Moussaka, Souvlaki with
Gyro pork or chicken, Greek Pastitsio, Dolmades, Soutzoukakia meatballs, Tzatziki, Giouvetsi (Beef Stew with Pasta), Gemista-Stuffed Veggies with Rice, Greek Spinach Pie, Briam-Roasted Vegetables, Pizza and more…
Visit Oia village
Oia is the best place to see the famous sunset at the North part of the island and enjoy the small alleys with many souvenir shops, restaurants on the cliffs and sea view cafes. Do not forget to take beautiful photos and pictures of Santorini!
Swim in the Beaches of the island
The beaches of SANTORINI have a special beauty that is characterized by the fine black sand and the many seaside taverns.
The most famous are the Beach in Kamari, near the Airport, and Perissa with Perivolos on the South side of the island.
There you will find many beach hotels and Beach Bars next to Greek restaurants and you will enjoy the Greek sun on a sunbed and beach umbrella! A good choice is to try watersports, jet ski or scuba diving.
Make a Wine Tour
The island and especially Greece is well known for its vineyards and its Traditional Wineries. Among the most delicious wines of Santorini are Vinsado and Assyrtiko where you can enjoy them in a winery and visiting with a tour guide and learn how locals are makeing this wine.