March 30, 2023

The Best Santorini’s Tourist Attractions

Santorini is a stunning island located in the southern Aegean Sea and it is known for its breathtaking views, gorgeous sunsets, crystal-clear waters, pristine beaches and unique architecture. The island offers a plethora of tourist attractions that cater to all interests and preferences.The charm of the island will definitely fill you with awe and excitement! Below are some of the top tourist attractions in Santorini, so you can take a note!

Experience the Unique Santorini’s Sunset in Oia

Looking for attractions in Santorini? You can always start by catching the sunset! Oia is one of the most popular places and of course one of Santorini’s tourist attractions.Oia is a fairytale seaside village on the northwestern tip of Santorini! But there are many other reasons to visit Oia besides the view of the sunset. 

The Venetian Castle of St. Nicholas, the so-called ‘’Captain’s Quarter’’, an enchanting 19th and 20th century shipowner’s mansion and the traditional rock house ‘’Crew Neighborhoods’’ are just a few reasons why you should put Santorini on your to-do list. Learn about the island’s rich seafaring traditions at the Maritime Museum. Moreover, this picturesque village is known for its white-washed buildings and blue domed churches. It is also home to some of the best restaurants, bars and shops of the island. Don’t forget to visit the windmills and traditional knitting workshops where you can purchase unique souvenirs! 

How to get to Oia

The easiest and most comfortable way to visit Oia is by renting a car, as it is located in one of the most meandering areas of the island!

Visit Akrotiri, the Most Prominent Archaeological Site

Akrotiri is a prehistoric city that was buried by a volcanic eruption in the 17th century BC. The site was once a Minoan settlement that was destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption around 1600 BC. The eruption caused a series of devastating earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic ash that buried the entire town of Akrotiri. The town of Akrotiri was rediscovered in the late 19th century. The excavations have revealed a sophisticated and advanced civilization that thrived on the island before the eruption.

The archaeological site of Akrotiri is considered one of the most important in the Aegean region due to the exceptional preservation of the ancient city. You can walk through the excavated ruins of the city and see the remains of the ancient buildings, including multi-story houses, streets and squares. The site also has several well-preserved frescoes, pottery and other artifacts that give you insight into the daily lives of the Minoans.

In addition to its archaeological importance, Akrotiri is also a popular tourist destination due to its stunning location overlooking the Aegean Sea. Therefore, you can gaze at the panoramic views of the surrounding sea and nearby islands and you can lose yourself in the majesty of the landscape!

How to get to Akrotiri Excavation 

The Akrotiri excavation site is one of the most important and easily accessible historical attractions of Santorini! You can get there by car on your own or take part in the amazing archaeological bus tour that we offer!

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Check Out the Magnificent Caldera of Thera

Caldera is one of the most iconic attractions and landmarks of the Greek island, Santorini. It is a large volcanic crater that was formed around 3,500 years ago during a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed the island’s Minoan settlement. Caldera is located on the western side of the island and measures about 12 kilometers long and 7 kilometers wide. It is filled with deep blue water and surrounded by steep cliffs that rise up to 300 meters high. The cliffs offer stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. The sight  from Caldera is breathtaking and it is the perfect place to watch the sunset. 

Caldera is also home to several luxurious hotels and villas that offer panoramic views of the sea and the surrounding islands. Many of these hotels feature infinity pools that seem to merge with the sea, creating a surreal and unforgettable experience. 

How to get to Caldera of Thera

One of the most comfortable and hassle-free ways to visit Caldera is by renting a car! In this way, you will have total freedom choosing the time and the duration of your excursion there! 

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Swim at Perissa Black Sand Beach

Perissa Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santorini. It is a long black sand beach with crystal clear water. You can visit it during the peak tourist season. In fact, the beach is made of small sandstone deposits from volcanic eruptions that have weathered over time. It has become a unique attraction in Santorini. Additionally, it is a popular spot if you want to take some photos. There are also plenty of beach bars, restaurants and water sports activities there to keep you entertained!

How to get to Perissa Beach

One of the most convenient ways to go to Perissa Beach is by renting a car. In this way, you will not worry about the arrivals and the departures of the local buses and you will spend your time as you like!

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Visit the Famous Wine Museum

At this museum, you can sample wine and learn about the island’s distilling history. If you’re lucky, you’ll even meet the owner of the local winery and be invited to his home to taste some delicious wines. In addition, every Sunday night there is an event called ‘Nighttime in Greece’ where you can watch battles, traditional dance and other entertainment events. 

How to get to Wine Museum

On the grounds that the Wine Museum is located in the village of Vothonas, about 4.5 kilometers southeast of the capital city of Fira, the easiest way to get there is by renting a car. The drive takes only about 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic! 

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Explore the Gastronomic Dishes of Santorini

Last but not least, we can not omit to talk about the gastronomic culture of Santorini. Built on a long culinary tradition, Santorini’s traditional cuisine will amaze you! Fertile volcanic terrain provides the perfect terrain for growing high-quality produce, some of which are local and unique. Try fava beans (yellow peas), sun-dried cherry tomatoes, Greek saffron and the local Santorini wine ‘’Vinsanto’’ for which the island is famous. Tomato keftedes (vegetable meatballs with tomatoes), marinated fish and garlic pasta are also great options to whet your taste buds with a glimpse into Santorini’s gastronomic culture. Be sure to try the oven-baked Santorini white eggplant with balsamic vinegar or the exquisite eggplant salad mixed with fresh red pepper. 

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These are just a few of the many tourist attractions in Santorini. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the sun on the beach, there is something for everyone in Santorini! Book now a tour with Kamari Tours and discover every beauty of this majestic island!