Let’s face it – Greece is beautiful and the Greek Islands are even more tantilizing. When traveling to Santorini, the top tourist attraction is just simply being there!
Considered as one of the most romantic and serene places in the world, there is no shortage of fun for when you get bored with gazing out at the beautiful surroundings and views of the Caldera.
Listed here you will find the top tourist attractions for when you are visiting Santorini.
Helicopter Tours of Santorini
Unlike the boat tours these do get fully booked, so reserve early. Tours last 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 1 hour and you get incredible views of the caldera, cliffs, volcano, vineyards, and towns.
Outdoor Cinema in Kamari
Who doesn’t like watching movies outside?! This outdoor cinema in Kamari is awesome and considered as one of the best in all of Europe! Its well worth a visit if you are visiting Santorini through the high seasons of April – August.
Take a break from the beautiful views of the Caldera and get cozy under the stars with some wine, beer, and snacks that are available at the kiosk. Movies are on daily and they usually start around 9:30 pm.
Take a Sunset Cruise out to Swim in the Hot Springs
The Santorini sunsets are magnificent even though other Greek Islands and Greek hot spots have lots of magic to offer too. What better way to see the sunset hit the white washed houses from out on the ocean with a glass of champagne.
Before the sun sets, you will be taken out to the natural hot springs where you will jump from the boat into the cold water of the caldera then swim towards the warm water of the volcanic springs. It never gets hot but it’s warm enough to never feel the need to get out.
The different options for boat tours include: hike the volcano, swim in the hot springs, visit the area of Thirassia and explore its villages, stop at Red Beach and White Beach to swim and snorkel, eat lunch or dinner on board, and watch the sunset below Oia.
Atlantis is believed to be buried under these waters around Santorini… so take a snorkel with you if you feel like diving for treasures!
The Seafood Restaurants Of Amoudi Bay
Ammoudi Bay is a small picturesque bay just below Oia. This is where you will probably see some of the most crystal clear sea waters in your life!
You can go to Ammoudi by going down the stairs from Oia or by driving through the road and park a few meters before the bay.
It’s surprisingly quiet down here and you can usually get away without a reservation.
Spend an afternoon visiting the wineries
Wine production in Santorini dates back to Roman times and it is still one of the main local products of the island. Artisanal wines, lovely terraces, incredible views and amazing Greek Food.
Red Beach & Akrotiri
Santorini’s beautiful beaches are legendary but the unique Red Beach is even more amazing and unique with each famous red and black volcanic pebbles. It’s only a short walk from the ancient site of Akrotiri.
Visiting Akrotiri is like traveling back in time. Walk around the streets and squares of a prehistoric city, admire the elegant mansions and high finesse of the 17th century B.C. If you have time, visit some of the Castles and Fortresses that are around this part of the island too.
Hike the Trail between Oia and Fira
This one can easily be the highlight of your trip to Santorini. It’s roughly a 2-3hr hiking trail which can be a bit steep at some points but it’s definitely worth doing as it will reward you with some of the best views of the island.
Make sure you do the hiking early morning or late in the afternoon as in the summer the sun gets very hot so take plenty of water with you, and sun cream.
Eat Baklava and Gyros
You have to try a baklava and ice cream if you’re in Greece. Lucky’s is a small Gyros stand on the main street of Fira and a 3 minute walk from the bus station. (Ask anyone and they’ll point you in the right direction).
This is the real thing and just as good as anything you’ll find in Athens or mainland Greece.