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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 completed before exploring more of the beautiful island. These 7 essential things are listed her to give you the best taste and start of exploring Santorini Island.

My sister and I visited Santorini for only 48 hours at the beginning of our 10 days Greece Itinerary. It was short but an amazing start to our vacation!

 

 

7 Crucial Things to Do in Santorini

When Having Only 48 Hours

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels blog

Visiting Oía is one of many things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels blog

 

 

 

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 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 starting the hike at midday, the receptionist in the hotel will wonder where your mental health went. The same applies to the old man in the church halfway to Oía.

 

Fira to Oía walk is one of many things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels blog

One of many things to do in Santorini is not to walk Fira to Oía in the midday when having sun everywhere.

 

 

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 Oía, you have all the images you want to have 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 changes 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).

 

 

Important things to do in Santorini is takiking many pictures, espcially when having only 48 hours - Pauline Travels

Walking around in Oía is one of many lovely things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

Getting the perfect pictures to send home from Santorini! This is 7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

We all enjoy being in Santorini

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

 

3. Aegeon, dining with a view of Imerovigli

When being on vacation sometimes you have to splurge a bit. Our last day in Imerovigli 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 ranged 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 were paying for the view as well. Who cares when it is a perfect atmosphere in the room and an enormous lemon tart for dessert, we could not ask for more.

 

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

 

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 Santorini, I highly recommend renting an ATW. Having transportation like an ATW is how you can see the whole Island in your terms. I love this way of exploring. There is 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 go to the Red Beach, Kamari Beach, Mesa Gonia & Exa Gonia Exploring Lost Village & Art Space, then finished the day off at Santo Winery with a fantastic sunset view.

 

Metaxi Mas tavern in Exo Gonia is one of the best on the island. (Open 2 PM) Book table.

 

 

 

5. The Red Beach

The red beach has a beautiful scenery in the landscape and is 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.

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

 

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 good 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 a wine tour. Just a simple wine tasting of six different wines with the cheese platter for 20 EUR. Of course, I had my wine favorites, and you have to find yours. The view is outstanding with or without a sunset and if you don´t drink go there and have something alcohol free and enjoy the view as well.

 

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels - Sunset

 

7. Walk & Take Extensive pictures of Imerovigli

We stayed in Imerovigli, which was the perfect base for things to do in Santorini. Imerovigli is in between Oía and Fira, the highest town area in Santorini, and this gives 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 when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

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7 Crucial things to do in Santorini when having 48 hours - Pauline Travels

 

 

 

7 Crucial Things to do in Santorini

what would you add or remove from the list?

 

Things to do in Santorini are endless; there are some crucial things to do in Santorini that should be completed before exploring more of the beautiful island. These 7 essential things are listed her to give you the best taste and start of exploring Santorini Island.

7 Crucial Things to Do in Santorini

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