Santorini has plenty of must-see activities that you should include in your trip if you wish to experience Santorini.

 

1. Watch the Sunset

It’s a magical time for a magical place, bringing out the best in the island’s rugged coastline and clifftop villages of west-facing whitewashed houses. If you’re visiting the island with a loved one, there’s no better time to make a grand gesture. You can watch the Sunset from Oia , Akrotiri Lighthouse , Prophet Elias MonasteryFira , Skaros Rock , Sunset Cruises

2. A Therapeutic Walk at Oia, Pyrgos, and Fira

Caldera is one of the most beautiful sights in Santorini. Created after a huge volcanic eruption, this island stands on a cliff. Rejuvenate your soul with a walk around whitewashed houses in daylight. The nightlife in Caldera is also amazing, creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic night out.

You can also enjoy a walk to the nearby villages, including Pyrgos Castelli and Oia. If you’re an adventure enthusiast, you’ll love hiking from Fira to Oia while admiring the beauty of Caldera. You can spend some time in Oia, the most picturesque village of Santorini. You’ll find yourself dancing among pearly white buildings and blue-domed churches. It is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy the peace, saying goodbye to all your worries. Also, every view makes for a perfect backdrop for your pictures.

3. Visit the Volcano and Enjoy Swimming in the Hot Springs

A volcano tour is the best way to indulge in the rich volcanic history of the island. It is the perfect activity for thrill-seekers to get the adrenaline rush of hiking up the famous volcano as well as swimming in the healing waters of hot springs.

 

4. Swim in the Black Beach

If you’re on a romantic trip with your partner, Perivolos beach is a must-visit spot. This lively beach offers the ultimate retreat for relaxation and entertainment. Covered in black sand and sparkling waters, it also invites adventure lovers to engage in thrilling water sport activities, such as Jet Ski Safari. Here you will find the most beach bars on the island playing loud music all day long.

On the other hand, if you want to spend quality time with your family near the waters, Perissa or Kamari beach is the answer! This place offers a heartwarming view with crystal blue water dancing over the sandy sea bottom. This beach offers comfortable facilities and luxury amenities to make your family trip memorable.

5. Experience Unique Hues on the Red Beach

Located near Akrotiri village, the Red Beach is a top attraction in Santorini. The red-colored steep hills, cliffs, and sands create wild scenery. The red pebbles in the sea complement the crystal blue waters and make an exquisite palette of contrasting colors.

6. Visit the Charming Prophet Elias Monastery

Apart from its rich history, it is known for being the highest point from where you can admire an exclusive view of Santorini. The monastery is surrounded by four small chapels and is one of the best places to take photographs.

7. Akrotiri Excavations

While you are in Santorini, you will regret not taking the opportunity to see the excavations of the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri. You can actually walk through the debris of this well-maintained town and be transferred to the prehistoric era. It is a must-visit place for people who find pleasure in learning about history and exploring archeological sites. Some important finds are also exhibited and you can admire them at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira.

You can complete your journey in the history and mythology of the island with a visit to the Lost Atlantis Experience Museum.