There is a wealth of reasons why Santorini is the best Greek island and one of the top travel destinations in the world. If you have a quick dip into the island, it is enough to make you realize its uniqueness and become deeply fond of it. Besides the ideal climate of Greece with hot summers, a bright sun and the temperament of its people that captivates tourists in every part of Greece, Santorini has its distinctive characteristics that make it stand out and deservedly popular all over the world.
First of all, Santorini is a natural wonder of the world. Its world famous volcano, which constitutes a magnificent sight and attraction of Santorini, formed the island and gave it its current shape and geomorphology by a massive volcanic eruption, thousands of years ago. The rare natural beauty of Santorini, the breathtaking caldera, the views, the extraordinary volcanic beaches and the lunar landscapes are the wondrous results of this eruption that can only be admired in Santorini.
In this incredible “canvas” everything is totally harmonious. The architecture of Santorini ‒whitewashed edifices, blue domes, candy-colored houses and paved paths‒ blend in perfectly with the spectacular surroundings, creating jaw-dropping images that look like picture postcards. A stay in a world-class hotel, suspended on the caldera cliffs with an infinity pool and a Jacuzzi, will arouse your senses and turn your trip into a lovely experience. Santorini it the perfect place to unwind and have a dreamy holiday. Don’t forget that Oia village is known for the best sunset in the world!
Nevertheless, Santorini’s true essence is far below the surface and the real beauty lies in its people, pulse, culture and tastes. Any chance to come closer to locals and relish their warm hospitality will be totally rewarding. What can be equally satisfying is the various experiences and activities you can do on the island; sailing tours, volcano trips, a plethora of watersports, diving in impressive sea beds and hiking, or even horse riding, in unspoiled nature trails will help you broaden up and live unique moments. For those interested in fun and partying, the vivid nightlife of Fira, the capital of Santorini, will undoubtedly fulfill their needs and meet their expectations.
The archaeological wealth of Santorini depicts its rich history and culture. Besides the various interesting museums it owns, it has five stupendous castles that are worth exploring. Above all, everyone should visit the archaeological sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, two remarkable places with great aura. What is also indelible in this island is its scrumptious dishes and luscious local products. The volcanic force created another miracle; a fertile volcanic land that produces delectable products with characteristic flavors. On the top of this list is, of course, the wine. Santorini is renowned for its tradition in wine making and boasts vast vineyards and fine wine varieties. Its boutique wineries are a must as they offer the ultimate ambrosial experience.
All in all, Santorini is such a sought-after place because it has something for everybody, an abundance of attractions and activities, a combination of serenity and entertainment and a tremendous natural beauty that makes it hard to take your eyes off of it. On top of that, it is a romantic haven like no other, for all the views, idyllic locations and sunsets that fill visitors with awe. Immerse yourself in its magic and get ready for an unforgettable vacation!