We all have secretly wanted to visit an island. This your chance! Santorini is a beautiful island located 200 kilometers from Athens, in the Agean sea. With a population of only 15000 people, Santorini is one of the most mesmerizing places on earth. The island covers around 75 square kilometers and has a length of just 16 kilometers.
To explore Santorini, you can now book Santorini packages from Dubai, India, America, Canada, and others online.
Here is the complete guide of the must-visit places in Santorini:
1. The Volcano
Even though in the 16th century Santorini was destroyed by the volcano, the now dormant volcano is a popular tourist sightseeing. A fun activity often enjoyed by tourist in this area would be Jetskying. The caldera or crater of the Volcano can be reached from two of the towns named Fira and Oia.
2. Ancient Thera
In the 16th century, Santorini was often called Thera. The relics and remains of the old city still remain in many parts of Santorini and is a must-visit. The Ancient Thera, however, is the place specifically located at 360 m altitudes in the Messavouno Mountains. Ancient Thera was named after the ruler of Santorini, Thera and is a wonderful place to catch the past. It shall help you recollect the times that are lost and how far the human race has come.
If Ancient Thera is unsuccessful in making you ponder about the past, then Akrotiri surely would. Akrotiri is an ancient settlement of the Bronze Age situated in Santorini. The place is filled with volcanic ash of the 16th century which has turned into frescoes of different objects. It is almost as time has frozen still. The town is beautifully preserved by the Greek and is a must-visit site.
4. Nea Kameni
Santorini and its sister island, Nea Kameni, is another island set in the Aegean Sea. The island has been formed by the volcanic eruption and its desdues of the Santorini Island. The eruption dates back to 1939 to 1941. The sand is black in color and the ground is very dark in color. If you have always wanted to see what it is like to live near a volcano, this is your chance. It is one of the biggest adventures you could embark on.
5. The Red Beach
We have all pondered about visiting the Red Beach. Santorini can give you the chance to visit the Red Beach. It is one of the most interesting places on earth. It is located in the village of Akrotiri and is almost 12 kilometers in distance from the town of Fira. Red Beach is surrounded by steep slopes of hills and has the most unique color of beach in the world, red. The water is the sea is dark blue. The red Sea shall magically create an illusion for you. It is something that you have never seen.
Santorini is one of the rarest of all the visited places on earth. If you are looking for a quiet and quaint location to spend your trip, Santorini is the place. The ideal time to visit Santorini would be from early April to mid-November.