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Santorini - The Best Retirement Holiday Destination

Santorini - The Best Retirement Holiday Destination
03 Jul 2023

With the 9-5 swift becoming a distant memory, planning a retirement holiday is the perfect way to celebrate your new found freedom. Start your senior years in style by visiting Santorini and immerse yourself in its rich history and culture while enjoying the natural beauties this stunningly versatile Greek island has to offer. 

Lovely Santorini beaches

Whether covered with soft volcanic sand or dramatic and rocky, laid back or lively, Santorini beaches have plenty to appeal to senior vacationers. With jagged carmen rocks towering over the other-worldly sea shore, Red Beach offers unparalleled scenery. It’s pretty touristy though, so if you seek something more private and pristine, we recommend you book a Santorini boat trip and visit the spectacular White Beach. Those who don’t mind the crowd will have numerous gorgeous black-sand beaches to choose from, such as Perivolos, Kamari, or Perissa. Many of them come with shallow waters and coastal guides, so they are absolutely safe for all ages in case your grandchildren will also join you on your retirement holiday. 

Click HERE for the best beaches in Santorini!

santorini beach

Venetian castles and ancient archeological sites

A retirement holiday could center around history and culture as well, exploring places you’ve always dreamed of but your busy schedule never allowed you to visit. The best thing about retirement trips is that you don't need to rush back to the office, so you’ll have plenty of free time on your hands to stroll around the many gorgeous Santorini landmarks, such as the Agios Nikolaos Castle, the charming blue-crowned Orthodox chapels, the impressive centuries-old monasteries, the iconic Santorini windmills, and the quaint traditional Santorini villages scattered all around the beautiful Greek island. History buffs shouldn’t miss the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, the most important prehistoric sight in the entire Mediterranean, which is also known as the Greek Pompeii.  

oia ruins castle

Santorini boat trip and hot springs

Whether you’re young or young at heart, embarking on a Santorini boat trip at any age is one of the most exciting and enlightening ways to explore this beautiful Greek holiday spot. We offer numerous picturesque destinations and itineraries around Santorini, luxurious private and semi-private tours and yachts, and world-class dining experience on board while watching the famous Santorini sunset. 

One of our most popular tours will take you, for example, to the famous dormant Santorini volcano and the nearby Santorini hot springs. The therapeutic, mineral-rich waters of this natural hot tub are said to have healing and preventive properties, providing relief for skin woes, arthritis, joint issues, and many more.

hot springs sailng

Wine tour and Greek gastronomy

One of the many good things to come with age is a more refined palette. Not any old bottle of wine will do, and rightly so! Why not combine your love of great wine and travel with a wine tour on the picturesque Santorini? The island’s volcanic produce is recognized worldwide for its divine and distinctive flavour. If you want to learn more about Santorini wine before your retirement holiday in Greece, have a look HERE

Another unmissable feature of the Greek island is its delicious cuisine. For the best dining experience, visit the charming fishing port, Ammoudi Bay one evening and book a table by the sea at Sunset Tavern

After a day filled with activities and plenty of sun, you want to make sure to be well-rested for the adventures to come the next day. Why not lay your head on the pillow in an authentic windmill transformed into a stylish and elegant hotel room? Check out the gorgeous rooms of Charisma Suites overlooking the Santorini Caldera and let’s get the best retirement holiday started!

sunset tavern santorini

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