Santorini Island Guide: Five Things You Must Do

By Cacinda Maloney

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Yamas! “Stin ygia mas!”

Cheers!  To our good health nosubhealth.com !”

Glasses ching as the patrons smile and look out over the villas jutted up next to the mountains with gorgeous bouganvillas, cactus and fig trees abound.

The cheer, the setting, the food as well as love is always in the air in Santorini.  What is not to love about it?

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

 

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

While there, you must do these things:

  • Rent a car and go to the “Heart of Santorini”, directions on how to get there are on my linked page and see the Chapel of Agios Nikoloas built into the side of the caldera.
Santorini Love

Santorini Love

Santorini, Greece

Chapel of Agios Nikoloas, Santorini, Greece

  • Try the Greek specialty of candied figs with feta cheese and Greek honey, which make for the perfect apertivos. Or how about feta stuffed olives, that are deep fried?  Delicious.
Feta stuffed olive fritters, Santorini, Greece

Feta stuffed olive fritters, Santorini, Greece

Feta stuffed olive fritters, Santorini, Greece

Feta stuffed olive fritters, Santorini, Greece

  • Take a catamaran day to sail across the bay to see the smaller volcanic islands that make up the rim of the crater and see the colorful beaches of Santorini.  I charted a catamaran  with my travel partner and there was only one other couple and the crew.  It is a way to catch a glimpse of the caldera from the sea instead of from land and allows you to see some of the most famous beaches (the red, the black and the white beaches of Santorini).  It was the best day I had in Santorini!
Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Onboard Brama Yachts Santorini, Greece

  • Stay in a cave house.  The architecture is unique and you will enjoy these houses built by the fisherman years ago and they have now been turned into modern and luxurious holiday retreats by famous architects.
Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

  • Go to Oia and wait for the sun to set.  Literally, this is fascinating, as you have dinner, wine and conversation, you’ll watch as the sun goes beyond the horizon.  You can also admire it from Fira, Firostefani or Skaros in Imerovigil.  The Oia Castle will be packed with tourists, so for a more secluded spot, choose Faros in Akrotiri, where you will be almost the only one there.  Or you can choose the highest spot on the island, Pyrgos.
Little Venice sunset, Mykonos, Greece

Grecian sunset

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini,Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Other Related Things To Do in Greece:

Memories of Santorini

Mykonos Greece, Dreams of Bohemian Luxury

Praying For a Safe Voyage at Sea: The Greek Isles and its Churches

Dreams do Come True:  Greek Isles

Athens, I Love You Too

 

Disclosure:  The day I sailed Santorini, I was a guest of Brama Yachts and I cannot not recommend them enough.  The crew was professional, delightful and fun.  They treated us like kings and queens for the voyage and the food was delicious!

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19 Comments

  1. Alouise July 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Wow, Santorini looks amazing. And those feta stuff olive fritters look delicious (and I’m not even a big olive fan).

    • Cacinda Maloney July 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Santorini is stunning and a must for any traveler, plus those feta stuffed olive fritters were amazing as well!

  2. Suzanne Fluhr July 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Unfortunately, our visit to Santorini was on a cruise ship stop——just enough to wish I didn’t have to get back on the ship. Maybe, some day. ………

  3. noel July 29, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Ah I really miss Santonrini, I think it has been over 20 years and those stunning detail images make me want to go back and visit now!

    • Cacinda Maloney July 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      If you get a chance, go again! I loved it!

  4. Lance | Trips By Lance July 29, 2014 at 10:38 am

    good to hear about the sailing adventure. That isn’t something I had thought of. Keep the posts coming. I’m collecting them all for my eventual visit.

    • Cacinda Maloney July 29, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      You, Lance, will absolutely love this! It was the best day I had in the islands!

  5. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com July 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

    I really love Santorini. My latest post is actually on observing the sunset on Skaros Rock. 🙂 Can’t wait to go back there!

  6. Sand In My Suitcase July 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

    You’ve hit the “big 5” to-dos on Santorini! We also enjoyed a day of sailing, with an onboard BBQ lunch of shrimp and mussels and swimming at some underwater hot springs gushing up by an uninhabited lava islet. Your Santorini trip looks wonderful 🙂 – happy for you!

  7. frankaboutcroatia August 2, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Santorini is really gorgeous, and you captured perfectly its beauty. I’ve been to Greece before but not to Santorini. The fig fritters look delicious. Good idea for a dessert. We’ve got plenty figs here in Croatia. I’ll definitely try to make this at home. Thanks for sharing!

    • Cacinda Maloney August 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks so much for your compliments, but it takes the photos itself! so easy to get a great photograph here!

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