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Villas in Santorini
Looking for a paradise by the sea for a vacation? Look no further because you have found it! The beautiful island of Santorini is the paradise you have always dreamed of and been waiting for. It is located in the south of the Aegean Sea in southeast Greece and it’s one of the most popular islands in the country. Santorini has the best and most surprising villas to stay in and the best part of all is that you will have the sea close by so you can refresh yourself, as well as having a range of restaurants with traditional Greek food and tourist places with interesting stories to discover. Luxurious Villas with infinity pools and hydro massage tubs
To spend your dream vacation, you can find a variety of luxurious villas with a very distinctive traditional style called yposkafa which consists of a cyclical architecture with white walls and blue windows representing the Greek flag. The villas have mostly infinity pools with breathtaking scenery and relaxing hot tubs of hydro massage located on the terrace. Although you can also find some with pools in the style of a lighted cave. You can enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub while the children can have fun in the pool. At the end of the evening, you can also organize a dinner on the terrace or on the balcony next to the sunset.
Travellers and activities
You will be happy to know that Santorini is one of the most romantic islands in Greece. The island has many restaurants, vineyards and tours that are perfect for a date. One of the best options is to have dinner at Selene restaurant. The place has some of the best menus in Santorini with traditional Greek appetizers ranging from sea urchins to octopus with olive oil and truffles. It is a great place to go if you want to surprise your loved one with a fine meal. But if you are looking for something with a sea view we recommend you go to Kapari Wine Restaurant, located in Imerovigli. They will also offer you Mediterranean gastronomic pleasures combined with the local taste of Santorini, plus a bar with refreshing drinks and one of the best views of the Aegean Sea. Although if you would like a more in-depth experience with drinks you can go to Santo Wines located in Pyrgos. The winery offers a guided tour and a bar where you can taste the most special and best quality wines. And last, another great idea to spend the day with your partner is to go horseback riding on the island. You can make a reservation with Santo Horse Riding and take a tour of the caves and beaches until the sun goes down. Santorini for Beach Lovers
There is no better way to enjoy Santorini's beaches than by immersing yourself in its beautiful blue waters and sunbathing on its unique sands. The island has many beaches such as Perissa, Monolithos, Agios Georgios, White Beach, Vlychada, Armeni and the list goes on. Most of them are distinguished from others in Greece by their shores covered with red and black volcanic pebbles. The most famous of them is the Red Beach located in the area of Akrotiri. It's a small beach but with red stones and crystal clear waters perfect for swimming. Kamari is also another very famous beach in Santorini. It is located southeast of Fira and it’s distinguished by its black sands. The beach is organized so you will get sunbeds and parasols. You can also rent a Jet Ski from Perivolos beach to explore the deserted beaches, sea caves and see the huge cliffs. Perivolos not only has several water sports but also the Chilli Bar, a perfect destination for party people with an outdoor patio bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or a tasty meal after the beach.
Santorini is home to one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, The Lighthouse of Akrotiri, built in 1892.
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Don't miss the unique opportunity to visit one of the youngest volcanoes in the Eastern Mediterranean. Nea Kameni is an island of volcanic earth formed 450 years ago which you should not miss. To get there you will have to take a boat tour to explore the villages of Thirassia and Oia where you can swim in the relaxing and healing hot springs. The site is one of the highest points of interest in Santorini and to reach the 130m high crater, you will have to walk for about 20 minutes to be able to appreciate its beauty more closely.2. Watch the sunset in The Castle of St Nicholas
Located in the northwest of Santorini, St. Nicholas Castle dates back to the 15th century and was once one of the most important residences on the island. The castle was home to the Byzantine aristocracy but unfortunately, much of the architecture was destroyed in the 1956 earthquake. Today only the ruins remain and they offer one of the most popular spots in Oia where you can appreciate the sunset and the impressive views from the walls of the old fortification.3. Walk from Fira to Oia
If you love hiking, Santorini has the best hiking route for you. You can walk along the 10 km path that connects Fira with Oia. You will start in Fira, pass by Firostefani in the north and then by the village of Imerovigli. From there you will follow the rural road to Oia. The route takes about 3 to 5 hours and is considered low difficulty so it is ideal for beginners and experts. The best thing is that it offers you impressive views of the immense Aegean Sea and the volcanoes that will leave you amazed. Remember to bring your camera to capture the memories of this unique landscape.4. Visit the incredible Thera prehistoric museum
Located in Fira, The Museum of Prehistory Thera has collections of prehistoric findings found in Santorini, Ancient Thera and the Minoan site of Akrotiri. It is a rather incredible site to visit which includes exhibits of unique ceramics, armaments, marble statues and Minoan fantastic frescoes such as the House of Ladies. Out of all of these objects, a clay oven and bathtub, as well as some vases, stand out. The museum has four exhibition sections with very detailed information that will give you a great perspective of how prehistoric times were.5. Find out more about Akrotiri
If you want to know a little more about Akrotiri you should go to one of the main attractions of Santorini, the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Here lies a fully developed ancient Minoan village that was built around 4000 BC, but was later destroyed by an earthquake. The town was rebuilt again but unfortunately a century later was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. The lava and ashes surprisingly allowed the preservation of the place where even olive flowers were found under the ashes. You will be able to observe the details of the structures made of mud and pass by the footbridge to admire the city from above.6. Enjoy the open air cinema in Kamari
On your vacation to Santorini one summer activity you should do is see a film under the stars in the Kamari Cinema. You will be able to enjoy a selection of films (all in English) outdoors while the sun sets and the stars emerge in the darkness. The cinema has a bar for you to accompany the experience with wine or cocktails and they also sell nachos, chocolate bars and popcorn.7. End the day with a sweet taste
To end the day with a sweet taste you can go to Lolitas's Gelato where you will find a delicious ice cream made with fresh milk and a variety of flavours including pistachio ice cream, banana, chocolate, hazelnut and more. The place has outdoor seating for you to enjoy every bite. Although if you prefer a dessert other than ice cream you can go to Confetti Dessert Boutique located in the village of Imerovigli where they will offer you an unforgettable culinary experience with their cakes.