THE SANTORINI GUIDE

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Lost my heart in Santorini. This picturesque greek island in the Aegean Sea definitely deserves a spot on our travel bucket lists. Although it might not be the calmest island, thanks to the buzzing tourists (+ hundreds of fake brides & grooms) and drones (disturbance 2.0), Santorini has a lot to offer. From relaxing pool hangs and peaceful hiking tours to yummy vine tasting and epic boat trips. Here’s my guide to the best places in Santorini:

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EAT & DRINK

There are some great fish restaurants in Oia, like the Ammoudi Fish Tavern, but our absolute favorite was the greek/cyprian restaurant Kyprida. You have to try the special dinner for 2, where they serve 15 traditional dishes like Fava, Tsatsiki and minced meat.

Best lunch spot: Galini Cafe in Thira. They serve the best greek salat for a very reasonable price + you’ll get an amazing view over the caldera for free. Also try the lemon cake and truffles at the Melenio Bakery in Oia. Yum!

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STAY

I would recommend you to stay in Oia, probably the most beautiful city in Santorini. It’s a 30min car/bus ride away fromt the capital, Thira and has a magical view over the caldera. We’ve chosen the Charisma Suites for our getaway, which was the best decision ever. It’s a super quiet boutique hotel and a bit offside from the tourist masses. But I’ve also seen some really nice Airbnb apartments.

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EXPLORE

My absolute Santorini Highlight: The 10km walk from Oia to Thira. You’ll get to see the most breathtaking views over the island with almost no-one else around you. It’s the best way to explore the island, but you need to wear hike-appropriate trainers and carry enough water with you!

If you like to explore Santorini by boat, I recommend to take the 5h Katamaran Tour. You get to see the famous Red Beach, the hot springs of the volcano (swimming allowed!) and finally the epic sunset over Oia.

Santorini is quite famous for it’s wine and if you’ve got a thing for Rosé & Co, you should book a greek wine tasting at Domaine Sigalas.

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9 COMMENTS
Olga said...

Stunningly beautiful!
Thank you so much!
More places about travel, countries and culture are like air.

Great article, thanks for the tips! With extensive coastlines and islands, an ancient culture and being the birthplace of the Olympics, Greece is indeed a fascinating land to visit. However, there are a number of crooks in the country targeting tourists in the country.

Do be wary of the what time is it scam, pickpockets, ferry tickets scam, would you like a drink scam, photo taking scam, ring scam, free flower scam, fake products, unpriced menus, faulty motorbikes, no taxi meters/rigged ones, taxi touts at airports, fake police and many more!

Lily Johnson said...

Carola, hello!
I swear, this is the most exiting post about Santorini! And the photos, oh they are just stunning!
I’ve been to this white’n’blue piece of heaven last spring and I can’t wander from this amazing trip. We even tried that perfect Greek salad in Galini cafe which you recommended above!
A long story short about our trip:
Of course, at first we checked some sites like https://travel.usnews.com/Santorini_Greece/When_To_Visit/ and https://rove.me/to/santorini to decide when the authentic activities and events take place and when it’s possible to get into the most comfortable weather conditions. However, there were two things out of our pocket: first, it was the start of touristic season & there was no place to hide from curious and ubiquitous people. Than was a true pity. And a second one, my husband’s wallet was stolen by pickpocket. But in the end, we made a deal that we’ll leave only good emotions to ourselves during and after our trip. And that worked fine! So everybody is happy in the end!
P.S I’ve got the same photo like you have with that round private villa! It looks fantastic!