So you should book a catamaran cruise or a tour of the volcano. Try to take a catamaran cruise or a private sunset cruise at sunset as the island’s beauty increases as the sun goes down. You can also visit Red Beach, White Beach and the hot springs. If you are on a romantic trip with your partner, Perivolos beach is a must.
Another place where whitewashed houses turn red during the golden hour, Imerovigli, also known as the “balcony of the Aegean”, is particularly popular with couples in love. Admire the sunset in Imerovigli and see the blue arched “Anastasis” church and the ruins of Skaros Castle. Day 1 in Santorini should always start to travel, buy and admire the natural views of Fira. Then you can book a catamaran cruise or a tour of the volcano during the sunset hours. A private catamaran or cruise will take you to Red Beach, White Beach and the hot springs and eventually experience Oia’s popular sunset. The Catamaran Cruise is something else you should try in Santorini, especially if you are on a short trip.
Santorini’s beaches are legendary, but the famous Red Beach is probably the most incredible and unique of all. The incredible geological formations of the black and red volcanic rocks contrast with the crystal clear turquoise waters of the blue sea, which forms a truly unique landscape. A visit to Red Beach is a must for all visitors to Santorini. Although it can be incredibly busy in high season, a selfie on the way to the beach is always a perfect photo for your Instagram feed!
Boat trips to the volcano did not work at this time of year, but there were several catamarans that offered evening cruises. However, restaurants and most hotels are open in mid-April. From wine tours, old villages, archaeological sites from the time of Moses to catamaran navigations, the number of attractions on Santorini will occupy visitors for days. Enjoy a walk that is led by the ash-laden landscape SANTORINI PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS of the still active volcano Nea Kameni in the center of the caldera. Nea Kameni is the youngest of the two volcanoes and a popular tourist attraction due to its golden and sulfur-infused water and its springs, which are known for their healing properties. During the walk, you can go to the volcano’s black lava perimeters and discover the crater and other openings filled with sulfur vapor.
We therefore recommend that you book a tour for full experience in advance. The ancient prehistoric city of Akrotiri is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in Greece and is considered by many to be Pompeii in Greece. It is an entire city where around 30,000 people once lived. There is a huge impressive roof that now protects the entire site while archaeologists are still working in the area.
It is important to mention that most of the tours and guides that are carried out on the island are very well organized and professional. So if you only have a few days, you have to book in advance. For example, if you’re on Santorini for a week, you can afford to wait for you to get there. The Canvas Suites are small but beautiful cave rooms in the heart of Oia.
Thirasia is a small island in the immediate vicinity of Santorini. It used to be part of Santorini, but was cut off after a volcanic eruption. Today it is only inhabited by 319 and remains intact from mass tourism. Santorini and Thirasia, like brothers who are very similar, have exactly the same geology, landscape and view, but have a completely different character. Santorini is one of the most popular islands with modern tourist infrastructures, while Thirassia maintains a low profile by maintaining an authentic lifestyle. Many tourists skip a visit to Thirasia Island, but we believe that a boat tour should definitely be on your to-do list.
Although it is very small, it is still picturesque as it houses delicious taverns where you can enjoy fresh fish and seafood. You may not have a beach, but if you walk a 10-minute coastal path from the harbor, you will find many tourists swimming in its clear blue water. You can dive straight from the rocks, which is really refreshing, especially after you are 300 steps from Oia. It is also considered a beautiful and quiet place at sunset. Fira was built on a volcanic hill overlooking the sea and is the capital of Santorini.
This is one of the most important ancient Greek civilizations and it is impressive how the entire city due to the volcanic eruption on Santorini in the 16th. Many people see this city as inspiration for the famous Atlantis story in Plato. The charming port of Ammoudi is located directly at the foot of the city of Oia. Walk down the 200 steps or take the traditional route and let a donkey do all the heavy lifting. It is a small and beautiful bay with crystal clear water and fishing boats. There are no beaches, but swimming in the deep blue Aegean is essential.