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Why you should go?
Santorini is where nature shows its most incredible secrets. It is the island with the most beautiful sunsets, most incredible views of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is Greece at its traditional best.
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Find Your Own Best Spot for the Sunset

Although the sunset at Oia Castle is the most famous on the island, it is surely not the only one. You can admire a spectacular sunset at Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli. In order to get a different angle of the sunset having the whole of Santorini in the frame, you should go to Faros in Akrotiri, where you will be almost alone. Another option is to choose Profitis Ilias (Pyrgos), one of the highest spots of the island, or Vlihada beach, where you will be fascinated with the volcanic scenery changing colours as the sun goes down. 

Stay in a Cave House

The Santorinian architecture is really unique. In the olden days Yposkafo (cave house) were built and used by the poor class of Santorini in order to stay protected from the gusty winds. Nowadays, famous architects have turned these cave houses into modern and luxurious holiday resorts. It is worth experiencing (even for one night) the claustrophobic feeling you get when you stay in a cave house, its characteristic smell and the direct access to caldera.

Visit a Few Museums

Visiting the Museum of Prehistoric Thera and the Archaeological Museum is plunging into the long and rich history of the island. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera hosts the important findings that were brought into light with the excavations in Akrotiri. Impressive plaster, furniture mouldings, bronze pottery items and the unique golden statuette of the wild goat the Archaeological Museum exhibits collections of sculptures and inscriptions from the Archaic to the Roman Era.

Have a Romantic Dinner on the rim of the Caldera

Even though Santorini has numerous remarkable restaurants outside caldera, a romantic evening here is worth trying. Enjoy stunning view over the Agean sea complete with a delicious and elegant meal. 

Try the local Cuisine

It is probably the most gastronomic island of the Aegean with a wide range of exceptional local produce and restaurants attributing another dimension to the Greek cuisine and of course a bottle of Assyrtiko-Santoriniwine of the island to go with the lovely food. 

Experience the Santorinian Scuba Diving

Only scuba diving lovers can really appreciate the unique experience of the underwater world. At Santorini this feeling will be greater and different as you get the chance to see the distinctiveness of the bottom of this sea: the volcanic stones and the bottomless depth of the caldera. 

Go on an Excursion

Choose packages that include visit to the Volcano and Thermal Springs. Spend some time in Thirasia to explore Potamos and Manolas settlements, which are not touristically developed, and have a swim in Korfos (old harbour), where you can enjoy a meal at one of the picturesque tavernas. 

Visit the Village of Emporio

Emporio village is located in the heart of the island of Santorini and very close to the beaches of Perivolos and Perissa. In the village of Emporio take a stroll through the streets of the most well preserved Kasteli (Castle City)  of Santorini, admire the tall steeples of churches and take unique photographs. It is also worth visiting the church of Panagia Mesiani, the second most important church of the island. It is dedicated to the Annunciation of Virgin Mary and has a lovely wooden temple.

Best time to visit Santorini is around July and August when temprature hovers around the 27 to 30C mark, and rain is a rarity.
 
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To catch a spectacular sun down take a seat at one of Oia's cliff top tavernas.
 
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