The rich, blue Mediterranean ocean perfectly complements the blue domes of churches scattered around the island. On the whole this island truly is a sight to behold. Totally encircled by steep cliffs ranging in height between 200 and 400 meters, the extraordinary landscapes and archeological sites are enough to allure visitors at its first sight. Here we present you the experiences you can enjoy only in Santorini. If you miss those, then, you definitely have missed a big part of the Santorian culture:
Enjoy a movie at an open air cinema: With a breathtaking Santorini weather, opting for an outdoor movie is a perfect thing to do in the evening. Kamari village, located on this popular island possesses one of the best open air cinemas in the world with the director’s chairs, popcorn and of course tasty cocktails.
Hike from Fira to Oia: With this hike, Santorini has to offer incredible photo opportunities. The most scenic 9 km hike connecting the towns of Fira and Oia takes about 3 hours to complete. Enjoying the hike during sunset is the most recommended time to get the most beautiful photos.
Stay in a cave house: Cave house, built by the Santorini poor society class has today converted into a modern and luxurious holiday resorts. A one night stay in the cave house can give you the claustrophobic feeling with its characteristic smell and direct access to caldera.
Mesmerizing spots for the sunset: One can enjoy the admirable sunset at Fira, Imerovigli and Firostefani. Faros in Akrotiri is perfect to get you a different angle of sunset having the whole Santorini in the frame. Profitis Ilias, one of the highest spots of the island is perfect enough to fascinate you with the volcanic scenery changing color gradations as the sun sets.
Indulge into a romantic dinner on the rim of Caldera: The soothing feelings of the beautiful sceneries, the atmosphere and views can only be enhanced when you indulge yourself into a delicious and elegant meal. With numerous remarkable restaurants in Santorini, nothing can be so overwhelming than enjoying a romantic dinner on the rim of Caldera.
Enjoy the view of Santorini sunset: Santorini sunsets are known for being the most stunningly beautiful in the world. Apart from Oia’s Byzantine Castle, one of the most popular spots on the island, the sunset view from Akrotiri lighthouse, Santo Winery or at a restaurant overlooking caldera seems perfect.
Swim in the hot springs: If you are crazy for swimming, you shouldn’t miss this option. Jump from the boat into the cold water of caldera and then swim towards the warm water of the volcanic hot springs. Though the water never gets hot, but is warm enough that you won’t feel like coming out of it.