Find Santorinitours.org at Emporio 847 03, call us on 694 457 7918 and book Santorini tours. Santorini is known all over the world for its unique natural beauty and its unique volcanic landscape. The island manages in a unique way to combine the wild beauty of the volcano and its caldera with the cultivated plains and the traditional architecture of most buildings, creating a remarkable landscape.
In addition, Santorini as a modern tourist destination with thousands of visitors each year, manages to combine the high level of service with the unpretentious traditional life and the daily life of its inhabitants.
It is no coincidence that Santorini is one of the top travel destinations in the Mediterranean. From the volcanic landscape of the Caldera, the quaint beaches with black sand sculpture rocks and the unique archeological site of Akrotiri to the luxurious accommodation in luxurious units with stunning views, cuisine and gourmet restaurants and lively nightlife, excursions and discoveries Santorini is a unique island.
The magical and inspiring landscapes penetrate the way of life of Santorini and the foundations of its tourist development. Apart from its beaches, Santorini has the opportunity to offer visitors a variety of activities such as walking in the unique nature, mountains and vineyards, visiting beautiful villages and archeological sites.
Pyrgos, Emporio and Megalochori are villages for those who want to admire a more traditional side of Santorini.
The Tower is located in the center of the island and at its highest part. The Kastelli (castle) of Pyrgos is a place where people hid and protected in the past. Nowadays there are many restaurants, cafes and shops scattered along its picturesque paths.
Emporio is the least tourist village of Santorini with only a few hotels. A visitor to Emporio can have an idea of how the locals live. Kastelli of Emporio is the ideal place for a quiet evening walk away from the hustle and bustle of the island.
Megalochori is a small village of incomparable beauty. The cobbled paths and the old renovated buildings will give you an idea of old Santorini. However, in Megalochori there are some of the most famous hotels and restaurants on the island, making it a combination of traditional and modern Santorini.
Tradition and culture
Santorini is a wonderful island with a fascinating landscape due to the heritage of its volcano. It is an ideal destination for those looking for a cosmopolitan scene with the promise of discovering beautiful rural areas where traditional lifestyles continue.
These traditions include the cannabis (traditional houses carved into the volcano rock) that many today have become luxury hotels.
Throughout the island you can see the vineyards, where you will have the opportunity to taste the local wines.
Throughout the island there are tiny churches waiting to be discovered, and in the taverns you will taste local food, cooked in the traditional ways of Santorini
The local products of Santorini are of excellent quality but are produced in small quantities. One of the specialties of the island is the cherry tomato that grows here only after adapting to the landscape due to lack of water.
When tasting local cuisine, be sure to try the tomato meatballs. Other products include eggplant, fava beans, small zucchini and capers. It is worth trying the local green cheese, made from goat’s milk.
Santorini wines are among the best in the world, so be sure to visit a winery while you are there. Local wines include Assyrtiko and Vinsado.
If you expect to see lava flowing in a crater, you will be disappointed and the thermal baths are warmer than hot. However when you visit it you must be prepared for heat, exhaustion, the smell of sulfur at the top of the volcano.
You are not allowed to take rocks from the volcano with you, you can always buy one of the volcanic rocks from the shops in Fira as a souvenir for a few euros.
Do not miss the annual Volcano Festival which takes place in September with fireworks and music events.
The island has the ability to accommodate visitors all year round, while it is a very good destination for a variety of sports such as water sports, sea swimming and swimming pools, fishing, hiking, walking, tennis and diving, there are facilities for football , basketball and volleyball.
How to get to Santorini
You can reach both by plane and by boat. Direct flights to Santorini depart daily from Athens Airport. There are daily ships from Piraeus to and from Rafina. From there there are many connections with Santorini.
On Santorini island you can go by boat or catamaran from Syros and Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Crete, Folegandros, Sikinos and Anafi.