Travel to Santorini! Finally! After endless discussions and remarkable battle, you convinced your beloved to visit the most romantic Aegean Sea! What would be more romantic than organizing Santorini full day private tours?
With a shape reminiscent of a little croissant, and a reputation that extends to the most remote countries abroad, one is for sure! This Cyclades island will surely steal your heart.
1. Try local Santorini flavours
It would be a tragic mistake to go to Santorini and not try its delicious local dishes. It is one of the top gastronomic destinations in the Aegean both for its own food and for the restaurants and taverns themselves with its unique décor and unique views.
There are taverns and restaurants for all pockets, but it takes care and attention because you are very likely to choose the wrong tavern and pay a very low price for a not-so-good meal. To make sure your money and experience are worthwhile, choose places with award-winning chefs.
Try the island’s famous fava beans and tomatoes, sautéed cod, garlic and known as poor meatballs or buns (meatballs from various greens and legumes). Find the cheapest hotels in Santorini here!
2. Tour to Akrotiri
Akrotiri is a top destination if you are a lover of history. Although not as well-publicized as Vergina or Mycenae, it is one of the most important archaeological sites in the entire Aegean, 15 km from Fira.
The cobbled streets, fine murals and findings of an ancient civilization that remained in obscurity for more than 3,500 years will stun you.
3. Visit the Prehistoric Museum
The Museum of Prehistoric Hunting is definitely one of the museums to visit. It is easily accessible, with great exhibits and very important excavations. Often those who visit it say that it is like “dipping into the sanctuaries of Aegean history”.
It can be easily combined with a visit to Akrotiri, completing it. For the Museum of Prehistoric Thira only the price is 6 €, and there is a combination ticket.
4. See the sunset
Santorini’s magical sunset is in itself a major attraction for thousands of tourists each year because of the amazing color palette it creates during its duration. The castle of Oia is the top choice for sunset, but it is not the only place where you can admire the unique feeling of the sunset in Santorini.
In Akrotiri’s Lighthouse, the sun literally looks like a dive into the sea, while people are much less than in Oia. On the beach of Vrychada the volcanic scenery creates a very special atmosphere while the view from Imerovigli, Prophet Elias or Firostefani is just as captivating.
5. Go for a dive
Perhaps only diving enthusiasts can appreciate the uniqueness of such an experience. The seabed in Santorini is anything but ordinary.
In addition to its rich underwater treasures such as redfish, colorful sponges or sea slugs with its wonderful colors, you will have the opportunity to admire volcanic rocks unique to the Mediterranean.
6. Stay in a cave house
Another unique experience this magical island offers. The cave houses are essentially houses built in the rock. This is how the locals built them in order to protect them from the winds.
They offer cool in summer and warm in winter while their architecture gives an unparalleled beauty to the landscape. If you are claustrophobic try it for at least one night. Worth!
7. Try wine from a winery
In addition to the fantastic sunset and the archaeological interest of the area, the volcanic vineyards of over 3200 years old attract a large number of wine lovers every year.
Visit some of the region’s award-winning wineries and travel the world of senses in a different way.
8. Take a guided tour
If time permits, visit the travel agencies in the area and choose the package that suits you best. The view of the area at sea is something you will remember forever!
We suggest packages that include a visit to the Volcano, the Hot Springs, a swim in Korfos and Thirassia.
9. Emborio Market
Emborio or Niborios is 12 km away. from Fira and is the largest village of Santorini. It was part of the sale – and possibly the production – of products in the 17th century, with locals often visiting the village for supplies.
The medieval Kasteli and the Gula Tower located in the village are a masterpiece of architecture and definitely worth a visit.
Santorini is definitely one of the top destinations for couples and not only. The scenery and uniqueness of the scenery evokes incredible emotions, while the variety of activities that one can do during the journey allows for a combination of romantic and at the same time active and educational activities.