Use our interactive map of all the places we visited during our time in Santorini. Feel free to use this as an outline for your own #adventuretheory
First, a little bit about Santorini. It’s an island located in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades group of islands. It’s known for its stunningly beautiful views, with white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and crystal-clear waters. It’s also home to a number of ancient ruins, including the city of Akrotiri, which was buried in ash during a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC.
But while Santorini is a popular destination during the peak tourist season, it’s also a great place to visit during the off season. The weather is still beautiful, with warm days and cool evenings, and there are fewer crowds. This means you can really take your time and enjoy all that Santorini has to offer without feeling rushed.
One of the best things to do in Santorini during the off season is to explore the island’s many beaches. The most famous of these is Red Beach, so named for the reddish hue of the volcanic rock that surrounds it. But there are also plenty of other beautiful beaches to choose from, like Perissa Beach, which has black sand and crystal-clear waters, or Kamari Beach, which is popular for its laid-back atmosphere and water sports.
Another must-do in Santorini is to visit the island’s many wineries. Santorini is known for its distinctive wines, which are made from the indigenous grape varieties grown on the island. You can take a tour of a winery and learn about the history and production of Santorini wines, and of course, taste a few for yourself.
If you’re looking for a bit of history, there are several ancient ruins to visit in Santorini. The most famous of these is the city of Akrotiri, which was buried in ash during the volcanic eruption. You can visit the site and see the well-preserved ruins of buildings, streets, and even frescoes.
Of course, no trip to Santorini would be complete without experiencing its famous sunsets. The best place to do this is from Oia, a town on the northern tip of the island. Here, you can watch the sun set over the caldera, the huge crater created by the volcanic eruption. It’s a truly breathtaking sight.
While everyone’s experience in Santorini will be different and personal, there are a few things that are generally considered not-to-be-missed. These include:
Things to do
Rent a car and drive
Cost us only 13 Euros a day
Ancient Thera and Akrotiri
Visit the town of Fira
Hike a Volcano
Sunset in Oia
The hike from Fira to Oia
Photoshoot in imerovigli
Places to eat
If you have time to kill
Go around the island taking pictures of all the different doors. Literally did not find a single one that was the same as another.
Of course, these are just suggestions and you may find other things that you enjoy more. The best way to experience Santorini is to explore and see what catches your interest.