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Santorini Sightseeing

Santorini Sightseeing

Things to do in Santorini

There are so many sights and attractions in Santorini you may wonder where to start. One of the easiest ways to do it is to pick up a sightseeing guide for Santorini either before travelling so you can plan your holiday or while on the island so you can enjoy a few spur of the moment trips. 

The sightseeing guide book can help you to learn about the history, museums, architecture, festivals, maps, pictures and Santorini hotels  and as there are plenty of things to see and do in Santorini; there is something to suit every visitor of all ages.

The Island tourist information can be very helpful, or why not ask a local person, perhaps someone at the accommodation or the local taverna. They will be able to point out the best beaches to see to suit your taste or the best excursions to go on to make the most of your free time on the island.

You can enjoy island tours complete with a visit to a winery and a little wine tasting session, a visit to the archaeological site and finish up with a stop at one of the best points on the island to view the stunning sunset.  Santorini is one of the best Greek islands in which to watch the sunset drop behind the horizon which also makes it one of the most romantic settings too. This is one of the reasons why Santorini is so popular for those wanting to get married on the Greek islands and with those who dream of a Greek island honeymoon.

Even though it is a peaceful and laid back island there is so much to do in Santorini that you can easily fill every day of your holiday without trying too hard. Greek Island tours often stop in Santorini due to the absolute beauty of the place. The unique landscapes help to create a dramatic backdrop of cruise ships entering and leaving the port and many visitors on day trips from a cruising holiday will take back striking memories of their first view of Santorini island. 

When you picture Greece, tourist attractions don’t get much more memorable than the island’s Caldera. Santorini in fact has several memorable sights including Oia, Santorini’s cliff top town and one of the best places on the island to catch the sunset. Fira, santorini’s main town which is also the capital of the island is another cliff top settlement that has stunning views over the caldera. It is possible to take a boat trip over the caldera to the volcano and neighbouring island of Therasia.

A visit to Akrotiri to see the large archaeological site that dates back to the Minoan Bronze Age is well worth the trip. The site was originally buried during the infamous volcanic eruption of the island that was so large it had repercussions all over the world. You can relax on the popular beaches of Kamari and Perissa or if you prefer take a stroll around the shops in town and grab yourself a bargain souvenir.