10 Best Things to do in Santorini, Greece

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Best things to do in Santorini

Are you planning your vacation in Santorini, Greece? Find everything in advance about your vacations with our Santorini travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Santorini, its wonderful volcanic beaches, the best Santorini hotels as per location, the top restaurants with local cuisine, and a wide variety of breathtaking photos of Santorini!

Best Things to do in Santorini

Already packed for your Greece vacation and still haven't decided what to do while in Santorini? Don't worry! We got your back! We at Englobia created a list of the Top 10 of the best things to do in Santorini to help you decide, no matter if you are there for one day, two days, or more.

1. Watch the Santorini Sunset

The Santorini sunset is a unique experience and tops our list of the best things to do, no matter where you will observe it. We recommend you avoid the sunset from Oia since it gets too busy. Instead, any place around the caldera, like the Venetsanos winery, Santo wines, or Fira bars, can offer you more than a fantastic experience. 

Moreover, places like the heart of Santorini, the lighthouse, mount Prophet Elias, Imerovigli and Akrotiri region, all offer stunning Sunset views.

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> Best Of Santorini In A Day
> Sunset Wine Tour in Santorini

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2. Santorini Boat Tours & Sailing Cruises

Discovering the caldera on board is one of the most extraordinary experiences. A sailing cruise is the most beautiful activity someone can experience in Santorini. You can see some of its top attractions in a short time in the best feasible way. Moreover, you will have the option to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters and see attractions only accessible by boat or yacht. Additionally, enjoy delicious food onboard and stunning views of the caldera cliffs and the caldera islands that can impress everyone. Those who book a sunset cruise will relish the most spectacular sunset globally.

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3. Enjoy the Views of the Caldera

The stunning views of the Santorini caldera are two main reasons for visiting Santorini. Besides the picturesque villages hanging from the cliffs, the incredible and unique view of the Santorini Caldera is more than the things you can expect. Oia, Fira, Firostefani, and Imerovigli are beautiful, with the most exquisite views. Visitors should enjoy them, sitting at cafes or restaurants on the caldera rim or staying at a hotel built on the majestic caldera cliffs. Or maybe a Helicopter flight over Santorini's caldera?

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4. Visiting Red Beach

Santorini beaches are distinctive and of volcanic nature. Red Beach is the most photographed one in Santorini and a brilliant outcome of a massive volcanic eruption. 

Its predominant red-colored cliffs, combined with the dark blue waters, forge a stunning landscape. Englobia lets you explore most of these unequaled, wild beaches, such as the Red Beach and the White Beach, by picking your desired of our Santorini tours!

5. Visiting a Winery

The island's terrain is covered by more of its half by a very distinctive and unique wine variety, the Assyrtiko. We can recommend quite a few wineries for different reasons, such as the Venetsanos winery for the fantastic sunset, the Gavalas for its traditional winery, Argyros Estate etc. 

However, you can explore more than one by choosing our Santorini Wine-Tasting Tours. Above all, wine lovers indulge in a palatable experience with various wine varieties and delicious local delicacies.

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6. Visit the Arcaeological Site of Akrotiri

For the lovers of the myth of Atlantis, Akrotiri is where the mythical city is located. A city buried for more than 24 centuries under volcanic ash. 

There you will be able to walk through the debris of this town, which is in excellent condition and be transferred to the prehistoric era. Make sure you get your Santorini guided tour.

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7. View from Prophet Elias

The highest point of Santorini, on the mountaintop, is a place where you can taste local organic goods made by the monks of the monastery situated there. 

On a clear day, you can also find the most amazing views of the island, from Perissa to the left, Fira, Imerovigli, Oia to the north, and Kamari on the right.

8. Exlore Emporio Fortress

Emporio and its medieval fortress are one of the island's hidden gems. Once you book your Santorini Private Custom Tour, visit it. This is the most well-preserved of the five medieval fortresses of the island and the only one on the island still inhabited by people.


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9. Open Air Cinema at Kamari

With mild weather for more than half of the year, an outdoor movie in an idyllic place enclosed by flora is an excellent thing to do on a warm evening. 

The Kamari open cinema also has a bar and brand new movies to make your experience a memorable one. Make sure you do not miss this. Find out more here.


10. Hike from Fira to Oia

This 9km path is for people who like hiking. It connects Fira and Oia and gives a unique opportunity to witness the most incredible views of the caldera. To avoid the extreme heat, make sure you wear sports shoes and start pretty early during the day or a couple of hours before dusk to avoid the intense heat! A shade is barely found. 

It takes roughly 3 hours, but it can take even longer depending on your pace, and the time you will consume taking pictures of the astonishing views! It is one of the best things to do in Santorini, an activity you will never forget since you will have the opportunity to experience views like nowhere else on the island.

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