The Santorini island is the most active volcanic center in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc. It has several tourist attractions like beaches, hotels & vineyards.
Who would not like to go to a vibrant place that has peaceful beaches and picturesque views! Santorini (also known as Thera in classic Greek and officially as Thira) is undoubtedly the most beautiful island situated in the southern Aegean Sea in the Cyclades in Greece. Its symbolic white house with blue-domed roofs is the symbolic mark of Greece.
Known for its amazing views and nightlife, it is a wonderfully colorful place to chill and relax in the hot summers. Santorini is one of the best and cheapest places to visit, especially in the summer months. The Travel+Leisure Magazine, the BBC, the US News, and others have ranked it as the world’s top island. It witnesses nearly 2 million visitors every year.
The crescent-shaped Santorini island has views to die for, and there’s a lot you can do here. So in this blog, check out some of the amazing things you can enjoy at the colorful Santorini!
You can get sun-tanned at its myriad colorful beaches like Red Beach, White Beach, Black Sand Beaches, and others.
These beaches have white, red, or black sand or volcanic pebbles, are perfect for chilling and swimming in the deep blue waters, and also feature impressive rock formations and lunar landscapes. You can also go on boat tours, cruises, snorkeling & swimming.
A couple can plan a romantic getaway or an exotic wedding near the beach. It would indeed be an amazing experience to enjoy the view near the shores. The island’s famous Caldera and watching the famous sunsets of Oia & Imerovigli offer an ultimate romantic experience.
Among the Asian couples, especially, it has become a favorite for a pre-wedding photo-shoot, which is done in the backdrop of the island’s lovely landscape.
Santorini has a range of luxury hotels offering elite suites and elegant rooms. Apart from the style and character of authentic island architecture, most accommodations in Santorini are as per modern travelers. It has some luxury hotels that can empty your pockets with expensive spa treatments.
Santorini has many popular and high-rated restaurants such as Anogi, Le Moustache, Mezzo, and La Maison. Enjoy Greek food at The Athenian House, Italian food at Cacio e Pepe, and gourmet experience.
The streets of Santorini are also one of its kind and are fun to take a stroll on. By wandering on the Santorini streets, you can not only witness the vibrant beauty but also look for the spots to explore by yourself.
Santorini island has some excellent wineries and vineyards, so why not enjoy some flavors of wines here! And besides tourism and agriculture, the wine industry forms a vital part of the economy.
It is based on the indigenous Assyrtiko grape variety and has red and white varieties. The red varieties include mavrotragano and mandilaria, and the white varieties comprise Athiri and Aidani.
Santorini is magical in its unique ways. Explore the Villa Gaia in Imerovigli of Santorini island for an otherworldly experience. It offers pool views and is a great hideaway for couples or a group of friends looking for the best Caldera view villas.
Santorini Island has been a prominent part of pop culture. It featured in the 2005 movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The American rapper Rick Ross’ 2007 music video titled Santorini Greece was shot on the island. Annually, Santorini Film Festival is organized at the open-air cinema, Cinema Kamari.
As it is known to be the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history (the Minoan eruption or Thera eruption), the colorful Santorini island may have been the source of the legend of the mythical lost city of Atlantis. And thus, in the 2018 video game Assassin's Creed Odyssey, a gateway to Atlantis is situated in a temple under the Thera island.
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