Arguably one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands, Santorini is a notorious spot for love birds and adventures alike who seek solace and escape amongst the white washed walls, bougainvillea scented air and glittering Aegean sea . Offering an abundance of iconic white and blue domed buildings, steep Caldera cliffs, delicious local food, sunset views and multicoloured beaches, this is an island unlike any other place on earth. Check out our favourite sweet spots of Santorini for your next visit...
Sunset in Oia
It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Seriously. It’s a given that every vantage point you head to on the island will be stunning but for the ultimate sunset shot head up to Oia and you’ll see why this spot makes the list of top sunsets to see in the world.
As a well regarded producer of wines (mostly from the assyrtiko grape) there are many restaurants and tavernas that compliment their wine collection. Santos Winery offers a great selection of local wines and the perfect place to while away a boozy afternoon.
Go local and eat Gyros
On a budget? Have a gyros. They’re so damn tasty and cheap as chips (literally). Imagine roasted meats of all kinds on a bed of tomato, onion, tsaziki AND hot chips ALL wrapped up in a pita bread. DELICIOUS or what!
Visit Perissa Beach AKA Black beach
Who says sand has to be golden? Head to Perissa beach and experience the islands famous blacks sands. Just as soft and fine as its golden brother, Perissa is the perfect spot to soak up Santorini’s sweet sunshine rays.
Visit Kamara beach AKA Red beach
Hit up Kamara beach to see actual red sand. From here you can admire the remains of the volcanic rocks from the main headland.
Catch a cable car to clifftop town of Fira
Because walking ain’t easy, and we’d rather marvel the views from way on up high.
Explore an active volcanic island
Jump on a boat and head on over to Nea Kamini, Santorini’s only active volcano where your guide will narrate the history of its eruptions, one of which caused a tidal wave so large it destroyed the thriving city of Knossos on the island of Crete. You’ll learn more about the history of Greece and live the life of a pirate all in one.
Live like a local and hit the town
Wander through those winding streets and party like a local. The main city hub in Santorini is Fira, a bustling, vibrant place for travellers to flock to after a big day of sightseeing and exploration. As you walk through the town, you’ll be spoilt by choice.