Santorini Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Santorini

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Santorini Volcano

4.5 star rating: Recommended 235 Reviews

The “Santorini volcano” may refer to two different peaks: the first, Thira, exploded around 1600 BC and ended the thriving Minoan civilization and may have ...  Read more

Ancient Thira

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The archaeological site at Akrotiri may be closed, but fortunately you can get your fill of excavations at the site of Ancient Thira. There’s a mix of ruins to ...  Read more

Fira

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

With gleaming white-and-blue buildings perched on a clifftop overlooking the glittering Aegean Sea, Fira (or Thera) is every bit the postcard star of ...  Read more

Oia

4 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Perched on the steep edge of the caldera, looking out over the glittering Mediterranean, Oia (pronounced “ee-yuh”) is famed for its dreamy sunsets. Oia is ...  Read more

Kamari Beach

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 64 Reviews

With its wide-arching strip of beach dotted with striped umbrellas, it’s easy to see why Kamari Beach is resort central on Santorini. The Brits feel at ...  Read more

Santorini Hot Springs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 564 Reviews

Santorini’s hot springs are on the tiny, uninhabited islet of Palea Kameni. Continuous volcanic activity underground maintains the springs’ temperature ...  Read more

Red Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Most of Santorini’s pocket-sized beaches are made of dark volcanic sand and pebbles set against black, austere cliffs, but perhaps its most unusual beach is ...  Read more

Monastery of Profitis Ilias

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

The monastery of Mount Profitis Ilias is perched on the mountain of the same name, the highest point on Santorini at 1,853 ft (565 m) above the Aegean Sea in ...  Read more

Nea Kameni

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Centered around a ruggedly beautiful volcanic crater, the small island of Nea Kameni offers a dramatic photo opportunity, with its dark cliffs sculpted from ...  Read more

White Beach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Tucked away on the south coast of Santorini in the next cove to Red Beach, White Beach (Aspri Paralia) is sheltered by soaring chalk-and-grey cliffs and ...  Read more

Perivolos Beach

4 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Imagine a stretch of slate grey sands fringed by startling turquoise waters and hemmed in by sea cliffs, and you’ll understand why Perivolos is one of ...  Read more

Pyrgos

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Pyrgos is a picturesque hillside village set on a volcanic crater at the highest point of the Greece’s Santorini, offering panoramic views of the rest of the ...  Read more

Thirassia

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 42 Reviews

The little island of Thirassia has a population of only 200 or so, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch at a cliff-top taverna, with views over to ...  Read more

Ancient Akrotiri

In 1967, archaeologists uncovered the spectacularly well-preserved remains of an ancient Bronze Age Minoan village at Ancient Akrotiri, destroyed by a mighty ...  Read more

Fira to Oia Hiking Trail

The most spectacular walking trail on one of Greece’s most spectacular islands, the Fira to Oia hiking trail winds northwards past ancient churches, hilly ...  Read more

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