Santorini is another beautiful island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, shaping its existing landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). Personally, I believe Santorini is more for sightseeing instead of swimming (there are other Greek islands with great beaches and golden sand for that). In Santorini you can enjoy amazing landscapes, views, wineries, food and the amazing sunset. You can visit is anytime between April - November, where the weather is still warm compared to northern European countries. If you choose to visit within October-November prices are dropping compared to high season during summer. If you select to visit during low season, then you should stay in Fira since most places are still open. 1. Watch the most famous sunset Santorini's sunset is what makes the island so famous. Find the perfect spot to watch the island in Oia, Fira, Imerovigli. Make sure to check my post about 'Chasing Sunsets in Santorini' to see more photos. Arrange to watch the sunset and have your dinner at the same time. Although dinner with a view tends to be expensive (in areas like Fira, Imerovigli & Oia) you can still enjoy the sunset from another point of view e.g. in Megalochori. 2. Eat Traditional Greek Food There are a lot of places to enjoy a budget meal, either fish or meat. 3. Explore the small paths in Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli & Oia Walk through the hidden alleys, discover magical places and enjoy amazing views. 4. Drink a Donkey Beer Donkey Beer is the locally brewed beer made in Santorini. There are three beers, yellow, red and crazy with another one which they are making now. You can even visit the Brewery for free tasting. 5. Visit Perissa & Kamari Beaches Perissa is one of the nicest beaches in Santorini. There are a lot of restaurants and bars [...]
The earth rotates, the sun disappears. Sunsets are never the same. You have to chase Santorini sunsets, be ready at the right time, other times you just get to see them out of the blue. I've seen thousands of Sunsets, unintentionally, but in Santorini I had to plan in order to see the sunset! What I mean by that? If you happen to been in Santorini before you know. People from all over the world come to this beautiful island to see the sunset. Santorini is famous for its beautiful sunsets. Whilst spending a week on the island, we've seen 3 different sunsets, one in Oia, one in Fira and another one from Megalochori. All three of the different. Below I'm sharing my photos from each spot. Oia Sunset I felt that I had to run the marathon in order to get a spot in Oia and see the sunset. The place is packed during that time, with people arriving earlier in other to stand in a nice spot waiting for the golder hour. To be honest I didn't enjoy the sunset in Oia due to the fact that the place was packed - as you can see from my photos. I also took some photos from Strogyli restaurant (you have to book in advance in order to enjoy the sunset from here). Fira Sunset In Fira we arrived earlier and sat down for a drink before the sunset. If there's no cruise ship at Fira then you'll find a lot of empty spaces to enjoy the sunset - I think most people on the island are in Oia at the specific time so you'll find plenty of places to sit down! Megalochori Sunset We arranged dinner at a restaurant in Megalochori, at Athermi Restaurant, where we enjoyed the sunset from a different angle compared to Oia and Fira. The place is very quite with no people jumping in front of you (e.g. in Oia).