Santorini is a place that you need to see with your own eyes to believe the picture perfect images. The island is breathtaking, the views are stunning, and the history of how the island today was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes is even more impressive. The island offers amazing food, local dishes, unique wines and beers, impressive beaches and swimming spots and some of the best sunset views that the world has to offer.
Oia – when you think Santorini, it’s this village that is envisaged. If you want caldera views and picture perfect sunsets this is where you need to be perched.
Beaches – expect unique sand and stunning views. Our favourite was a spot only found to the left of Amoudi Bay, where you could jump off the rocks. There is an additional spot you can swim out to and climb and use as a higher jumping platform if you are game.
Ancient Akrotiri – think the prehistoric Pompeii of the Aegean.
Taverna Katina – for fresh grilled octopus, the local specialties (tomato balls and fava dip), and extensive freshly caught seafood. Enjoy your meal whilst taking in the view of Amoudi Bay.
Nikos Place Grill House – if it’s the best for the locals, it was the best tasting gyros that we have ever had. We had two each in one sitting because it was that damn good.
Crazy Donkey Cafe – whilst you are here sample the local beer from the Santorini Brewing Company. Available in three versions -Red, Yellow & Crazy Donkey.
Oia – for majestic views of the caldera, and a postcard shot of the blue domed churches this is the perfect vantage point. Be prepared to get a workout with close to 240 steps to Amoudi Bay. We recommend staying somewhere with an infinity pool for a quick dip.