7 + 1 reasons to visit Santorini

Find Santorinitours.org at Emporio 847 03, call us on 694 457 7918 and book Santorini tours. You hear Santorini and immediately the following wonderful things come to your mind: magical view, volcano, picturesque alleys, unique sunsets, fava beans, delicious cuisine and I think that if we continue we will not stop filling in words.

Santorini, therefore, is a favorite destination of both Greeks and foreigners who rush to visit it from every possible part of the Earth. And precisely because in Santorini during the summer months there is a small (well ok, big) loss, we are here to suggest you to see it and enjoy it in October. When tourists are declining, prices are more affordable and generally the rates are more normal. And if these few arades do not convince you, below you will find not one but ten reasons to book tickets for this beautiful Cycladic island. Here goes

1. Food

Santorini is not just the most emblematic island of Greece. It is also the seat of a gastronomic cosmopolitanism. Discover its local products: barley, fava, Santorini tomato, saffron, aubergines, brandada, meletinia and of course the famous Santorini wines.

2. The sunset

Sunset in Santorini is famous all over the world. Millennial, much discussed. As the sun sets in the Aegean Sea, from the northern end of the island, in the castle of Oia, so many colors are created on the horizon that no one could have imagined that they could result from the “dip” of the sun in the sea.

3. The volcano

The boats that make excursions to the volcano usually start from Gialos below Fira (old port), Athinios (new port) and Ammoudi, below Oia. You will first go to Nea Kameni where you can walk to the crater of the volcano. During the Santorini Experience you will have the opportunity to swim from there in the direction of the old port of Fira.

4. Architecture

The traditional architecture in Santorini is integrated in the Aegean. The settlements of the island are divided into three categories: Linear (Fira, Oia, Thirasia), Advanced forts (Pyrgos, Emporio, Akrotiri) and Caves (Vothonas, Finikia, Karterados). In terms of construction, the buildings may have been Caves, Built and Mixed.

Today the Caldera of Santorini is one of the places of Greece with the greatest value. At its edge are built the most luxurious hotels, most caves, respecting the traditional architecture.

5. Sights & Religious monuments

In Santorini there are at least 600 churches and chapels, many of them built after the earthquake of 1956. The 50 are dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is worth visiting the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Ancient Thira, the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri and the Industrial Tomato Museum in Vlychada.

6.The Lost Atlantis

The mystery of the Volcano, the Caldera and the whole history of Santorini led many ordinary readers and scientists to conclude that Santorini was the Lost Atlantis, the ideal state mentioned in the work of the ancient philosopher Plato and which sank completely. without leaving any trace behind.

7. Hiking on the trails

There are two beautiful paths, one from the side of the Caldera to the traditional and unique village of Oia and the second path to the picturesque village of Pyrgos. Both are a real treat for walkers. The first route starts from Fira and the famous Caldera.

+1. The beaches

Beaches black, red, white, if not for all tastes at least Santorini has beaches for all colors. However, the usually black beaches of Santorini are a really impressive spectacle. The rare beaches of Santorini are attractions. Most beaches have pebbles and only a few have sand. The main beaches in Santorini are the following:Red Beach, White Beach, Saint George, Perissa, Vlychada, Pori, Columbus, Monolithos, Exo Gialos.

The unique vegetation of the island consists of vineyards in the shape of a basket, to protect the grapes from strong winds. These produce the famous wine of Santorini which is also known for its fava beans and for the small tomatoes that produce excellent tomato juice, the belte as the locals call it. Chloro, a goat’s milk cheese, is also known. In addition to agricultural products, Santorini exported a mineral called Theraic Earth. The beaches of Santorini are unique in the world and are another attraction for the island’s tourism.

In Santorini you will find a large number of hotels to choose from in all the tourist resorts and villages, in Fira, Oia, Kamari, Imerovigli and elsewhere. Depending on where you want to stay, it is a good idea to do a little research on each area and its hotels before deciding where to stay. Most hotels have their own websites and offer a lot of information about the area, the services they offer, prices, photos, etc. From the international offices we work with you can benefit by making reservations directly. As a general rule, booking a hotel online very early will cost you much less than booking a hotel at the last minute or even a few weeks before your holidays, especially during high season.

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