7 Crucial things to do in Santorini
Things to do in Santorini are endless, there are some crucial things to do in Santorini that should be done before exploring more of the beautiful island. Because they are the best taste of the island. These 7 crucial things are listed her to give you the best start of exploring Santorini Island.
7 Crucial things to do in Santorini
1. Fira to Oía Walk
One of the greater things to do in Santorini is the scenic hike along the caledera from Fira to Oía. I would definitely recommend doing this hike for getting the real feel of the caledera, you would undoubtedly get that with the 3 hours walking. It is well marked, it should not be a problem with getting lost. I recommend doing this by sunrise our as early as you can. If start doing it midday the receptionist in the hotel will wounder where your mental health it and so will the old man in the church halfway to Oía.
2. Walk & Take Extensive pictures of Oía
When being in Oia, you should go around and take pictures everywhere you can. Make sure that before leaving you have all the pictures you want of Oía. Maybe drop the sunset at Oía and take pictures of the majestic view of the town. When the sun is down the blue hour is up and that change the light perfectly. Make sure to get Oia’s Famouse three Blue Domes and the most important: Getting that Postcard shot of Oía & Santorini (A photography guide to Santorini).
3. Aegeon, dinning with a view of Imerovigli
When being on vacation sometimes you have to splurge a bit. Our last day in Imerogvigli this is what we did. We decided to go for dinner at Aegeon Restaurant, which to our surprise had a magnificent view of Imerovigli town and the Caledera. Perfect for sunset dinner. We went in the blue hour and the view was a delight. For the food it was lovely, tasty and a bit more pricey. I assume we where paying for the view as well. Who cares when it is perfect atmosphere in the room and an enormous lemon tart for dessert.
4. Rent an ATW and be careful driving
– Red Beach, Kamari Beach, Mesa Gonia, Exa Gonia, Santo Vinery and Sunset view
When it comes to things to do in Sanotorini, I highly recommend renting an ATW. This is how you can see the whole Island in your own terms. I love this way of exploring. There are no one telling you to move on (our maybe if your are like me and want to see a big portion). When having the ATW for the day, you should definitely go to the Red Beach, Kamari Beach, Mesa Gonia & Exa Gonia Exploring Lost Village & Art Space, then finished the day of at Santo Winery with an amazing sunset view.
Metaxi Mas tavern in Exo Gonia is one of the best on the island. (Open 2PM) Book table.
5. Red Beach
Red beach has a beautiful scenery in the landscape and are completely red. It is extremely crowded in August. It depends on how much time and patient you have to go swimming there. We decided to go for pictures and no swim, it seems like a lot of work to swim in a crowd. We decided to have our lunch stop in Kamari beach and went relaxing for some hours there while the heat was on it´s hardest.
6. Santo Winery with Sunset View
– Spectacular view & amazing wine tasting experience
One of the fun things to do in Santorini is Santo Winery, which gives you the healthy pleasure of tasting delicious local wine from Santorini. I believe that wine is good for the health. Cheers for that! I ended up not doing wine tour. Just a simple wine tasting of six different wines with cheese platter for 20 EUR. Of course I had my wine favorites. The view is outstanding, if you don´t drink go there to just have a something alcohol free and enjoy the view as well.
7. Walk & Take Extensive pictures of Imerovigli
We stayed in Imerovigli, which was the perfect base for things to do in Sanotorini. Imerovigli is in between Oía and Fira, the highest town area in Santorini, and this give a great view of the caldera, volcano, and the sunset. When being in Imerovigli there should be some walking in the small quirky streets.
7 Crucial Things to do in Santorini
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