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Top10 locations in Santorini

In Santorini everything looks paradise, as if they had come out of a painting.
We have collected ten locations that you should definitely see.

1) Oia

Oia, is the first settlement to be listed (1976), is undoubtedly one of the most photographed places in Greece. Its sunset has been a source of inspiration to inexperienced artists, and its streets work like magnets inviting you to get lost in their well-kept secrets. Oia, which is about 40 minutes drive from Fira, will amaze you because it is truly irresistible. The main road divides it into two areas: one, facing the caldera, has spectacular cave buildings, the other adorned by captains' houses.

Do not be surprised by the infinite domes that appear in every corner, as in There are more than 60 churches. At the edge of the settlement is the Castle, with pieces that have been preserved to offer a unique view, but also a charming voyage in the past.

Quality is synonymous with the area, which one of the most fascinating experiences in Santorini. Oia's restaurants and café bars will definitely satisfy you, with minimal shopping suggestions (beyond tourist businesses) to keep you entertained temptation.

Tip: Don't forget to take the 214 steps that separate the Oia from the picturesque Amoudi, where you can enjoy guaranteed fresh fish. Also located in Oia is the Maritime Museum (tel. +30 22860 71156), which is worth your visit


2) Fira

At 12 km from Oia , the bustling Fira , the capital of Santorini, is one of the stops you should definitely do on the island. Approximately 260 meters above sea level, they seem to be wearing their whites and climbing the cliff, to the delight of every visitor. Fira's unique caldera location offers breathtaking views of the New and Old Kameni .
Crowds flock to the densely populated area of Fira at all times of the day, while numerous businesses operating in the straits of the island's capital attract visitors of varied interests of all ages. Your stroll will start from the main square Theotokopoulos with its many café bars, while a little further down a street full of luxury jewelery stretches out in front of you, promising "diamonds" > experiences!

Indulge yourself in the charm of the beautiful Fira 's narrow straits and let your gaze wander the calming beauty of the caldera. In Fira you can visit the Archaeological Museum (tel. +30 22860 22217), the Museum of Prehistoric Hunts (tel. +30 22860 23217), the Gyzi Palace. (tel. +30 22860 23077) and Santozeum (Old Law Center, tel. +30 22860 21722).

Tip: To get the most out of Fira, you can climb the 588 stairs from the Old Port. An alternative is the cable car (tel. +30 22860 22977, +30 22860 23045), which runs daily 20 minutes from 07:00 to 22:20. Tradition lovers can make the ride to and from the Old Harbor Kavala in donkeys! You will enjoy magnificent views of Fira from the Budi, where many interesting events take place every summer. There is municipal parking in the area of Fira.


3) Firostefani

You can reach Firostefani from Fira by following the caldera 'eyebrow and covering a distance of about 10 minutes. The Firostefani, which has been the favorite stop of every visitor on the island for a long time, owes its name to the fact that it "crowns" Fira.

The view of the caldera is just unbeatable, with the cliff being so steep, that many times your heart will beat harder. At Firostefani you will find a number of noteworthy food suggestions in restaurants and taverns that feature the soothing atmosphere.

Tip: On the way to Imerovigli you will find the monastery of Agios Nikolaos, built in 1651 by the Gyzi family. It is considered the boundary between the two settlements and is really worth your visit.



Imerovigli occupies the most privileged position and boasts the most breathtaking views of the Caldera and Thirassia.

Famous for the luxurious hotels that offer their guests a "natural balcony" in the caldera, a calm atmosphere and super relaxing scenery.

The Anogi restaurant on the main square gives you the opportunity write the perfect epilogue of your day, introducing you to the best of Santorini gastronomy and authentic Greek hospitality nia

Tip: Visit the Church of Our Lady of Malta with its imposing woodcut icon and icon Virgo, said to be found in Malta


5) Ammoudi

You can reach Ammoudi, a picturesque harbor that is a must see of Santorini, descending the 214 steps that separate it from Oia. />
The commercial port of the 19th century today welcomes mostly sea-fruit lovers who want to enjoy fresh fish and seafood.

A lot A good choice for dining is the traditional Dimitris tavern (tel. +30 22860 71606). If you want something more spectacular, choose the new entry restaurant Ammoudi, which brought a cosmopolitan atmosphere to the area, marrying it perfectly with quality flavors and reasonably priced

Tip: In Ammoudi you can either go by road or downhill (on foot or with donkeys) 214 steps from Oia.



It is the most important archaeological discovery of the Eastern Mediterranean. Akrotiri is a picturesque village in the southwestern part of the island, about 10 km from Fira.

The most important attraction in Akrotiri is prehistoric settlement, first settled around 4500 BC . and came to light after systematic excavations begun in 1967.

Last year the visiting archaeological site was upgraded and acquired a new bioclimatic shelter, attracting thousands of visitors.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit one of the most important historical relics of Greece (and not just Santorini), walking into a city of 'yesterday' that remains alive.

Tip: The archaeological site of Akrotiri remains open from April 1 until 31 October. From the port of Akrotiri you can get to nearby beaches (as well as White Beach) by boat. Also, here starts a path that leads to the Red Beach



A jewelry village, a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year, looking for tranquility, natural beauty and quality in everything. 5-10 minutes drive from Fira, is definitely the most beloved village on the island. The 1800 was the capital of Santorini, and today it achieves, through its impressive architecture, the curves and beautiful alleys, the whitewashed and infinite chapels with the 'painters' domes, to keep the glamor of the past unchanged.

It is worth visiting both the Cannabis Drosu-Chrysos, which, through gorgeous representations, takes you to the "departed Santorini", as well as Kastelli to its peak. hill.

Tip: Above the Tower heights the Prophet Elias, the highest peak of the island. If you want to enjoy the most beautiful view of the island, just visit it.


8) Nea Kammeni


Locals call it a "volcano", visitors make it a priority for their explorations, and the myth is adored. The reason for Nea Kameni , the middle of the three caldera islands ( Thirassia and Old Kameni the other two) that have been eyewitnesses to it volcano eruption.

In Nea Kameni there is the largest crater, called Daphne . Visiting here is truly an unforgettable experience. You will walk around the crater, your eyes will be captivated by the colorful variety of rocks, your smell will be dominated by the fragrance of the brave, and all your senses will be awakened by the glorious sight.

< br /> Tip: Daily: 10: 30-12: 00 (volcano only), 11: 00-14: 00 & 14: 00-17: 00 (volcano and hot springs)
12 euro (tour of the volcano only), 15 euro (volcano and hot springs)


9) Megalochori

Just 10 minutes from Fira is one of the most peaceful and beautiful diamonds on the island. Megalochori is a traditional small village that will steal your heart with its unique aesthetics.

Here everything seems to have come out of painting, while respect for tradition seems to be imposes absolute peace on every corner.

The village is famous for its close relationship with wine - here are the famous wineries of Boutari and Gavala - , absolute serenity and quality business.

You can visit it either in the morning or in the afternoon or even in the evening, to walk up to the main square, admire the impressive bell tower churches and stroll through its alleys.



During Venetian rule it was the commercial and financial center of Santorini. Today it is one of the most interesting villages on the island, especially from an architectural point of view.

The Emporio is located in the southern part of Thira, very close to Perivolos and Perissa beaches.

Here you will be impressed by the stone-carved features of the Castle Midway) , while you will feel intense excitement at Our Lady of Good , located inside the castle

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