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What to see in Santorini this summer

Find Santorinitours.org at Emporio 847 03, call us on 694 457 7918 and book Santorini tours. The beauty and uniqueness of Santorini is definitely non-negotiable. But it could be considered the most beautiful island in the world since almost every year you find it at the top of a list of international travel magazines and sites.

What to see in Santorini

It’s time for the most beautiful spots in Santorini. What is more worth seeing and the most instagram spots of the island.

Oia Castle – Sunset

Of course first on my list would be the sunset in Oia. The island is also famous for the most beautiful sunset in the world. The best place to enjoy it is at the Castle of Oia.

Caution! Every day thousands of people arrive to see the sunset. If you want to get a good spot you have to go quite early. The view really takes your breath away.

Castle Oia Houses

One of the most photographed spots in Oia. It is located under the Castle of Oia.

Oia

Oia, the first settlement to be classified as preserved (1976), is without a doubt one of the most photographed places in Greece. Its sunset has been a source of inspiration for inexperienced artists, while its alleys act like magnets that invite you to get lost in their well-hidden secrets.

Oia, which is about 40 minutes drive from Fira, will enchant you because it is truly irresistible. The main road divides it into two areas: one, towards the caldera, has impressive cave buildings, the other is decorated with captains’ houses.

Fira

At a distance of 12 km from Oia, the ever-bustling Fira, the capital of Santorini, is one of the must-see stops on the island.

At a distance of about 260 meters from the surface of the sea, they seem to have put on their whites and climbed the cliff, to provoke the admiration of every visitor. The unique position of Fira in the caldera offers a breathtaking view of Nea and Palaia Kameni.

Firostefani

You can reach Firostefani from Fira, following the “eyebrow” of the caldera and covering a distance of about 10 minutes on foot. Firostefani, which has always been the favorite stop of every visitor to the island, owes its name to the fact that it crowns Fira.

The view of the caldera is simply unbeatable, with the cliff so steep that many times your heart will beat faster. In Firostefani you will find several worthwhile suggestions for food, restaurants and taverns whose main characteristic is the relaxing atmosphere.

Three Domes of Santorini

Another instagram spot in Oia is this spot. You must have seen pictures of this place on social media. The truth is that entry is mainly prohibited, as it is in a private area.

You will also find many tourists waiting to be photographed there.

Tip: If you want to have more chances to find the place empty, go before 8 am. I actually went somewhere around 6:30.

Akrotiri

Do not miss to visit Akrotiri, perhaps the most important archaeological site of the Cyclades. The prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri dates back to the Late Neolithic Period, it is considered the most important center of the Minoan civilization after Crete and was destroyed sometime in the 17th century BC, by the great eruption of the Santorini volcano, known worldwide as the “Minoan Eruption”.

Houses, two- and three-story buildings, artifacts and works of art of that time are preserved in very good condition and are a unique sight for amazed visitors.

Imerovigli

Imerovigli occupies the most privileged position and has the most breathtaking view of the caldera and Thirasia.

It is famous for the most luxurious hotels that offer their guests a “natural balcony” on the caldera, peaceful atmosphere and super relaxing scenery.

Ammoudi

You can reach Ammoudi, a picturesque port that is a must see in Santorini, by going down the 214 steps that separate it from Oia.

The 19th century commercial port today mainly welcomes seafood lovers who want to enjoy fresh fish and seafood.

Pyrgos

A jewel village, pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year, who are looking for tranquility, natural beauty and quality in everything.

Pyrgos, which is about 5-10 minutes by car from Fira, is definitely the most beloved village on the island. In 1800 it was the capital of Santorini, while today it manages, through the impressive architecture, the curves and the beautiful alleys, the whitewashed narrows and the endless little churches with the “painters” domes, to keep unchanged the glamor of the past.

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