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The best things to do in Santorini in 2023

The best things to do in Santorini in 2023
06 Feb 2023

Picture clusters of whitewashed buildings overlooking the Aegean Sea, sprawling vineyards and - of course - world-famous sunsets, and you might just start to understand what Santorini's all about. This gorgeous holiday destination has plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Here is our list of the top best things to do in Santorini in 2023. We guarantee you will be adding this wonderful Greek island to your travel bucket list in no time!

Enjoy the magnificent sunset views

Synonymous with holidays, sunsets are usually the most serene time of day, incredibly romantic and create the type of moments that you remember for a lifetime. We recommend you climb up to Oia’s Byztantine Castle if you want to watch the spectacular phenomenon from the first row. The way the bright, colorful sky sinks into darkness across the water is simply magical!

oia sunset

Discover the colorful Santorini beaches

Whilst Santorini’s volcanic landscape means it is not known for classic, white-sand beaches, it does not mean that the island is short of a unique selection of stunning beaches. Most of them are composed of lush black volcanic sand and pebbles, full of rugged charm and striking landscapes. However, if you are in for something even more impressive, visit the island’s well-known Red Beach or the more secluded White Beach.

red beach santorini

Take a Santorini boat tour

The coastline of Santorini hides many wonders. It resembles lunar-shaped landscapes more than the typical beaches you will find elsewhere. Hop on board a luxurious catamaran and embark on the adventure! Those who have a passion for snorkeling will find exquisite places to dive in the crystalline waters and explore the rich sea bed.

red beach sailing santorini

Visit the Santorini volcano and nearby hot springs

For most people, volcanoes exist mostly in the imagination and in spectacular movie moments. When you visit Santorini, you will have the unique opportunity to see a real-life volcano up close. After this thrilling experience, you can soak in the nearby sulphuric springs which are renowned for their therapeutic properties.

hot springs santorini

Indulge in a wine-tasting experience

Taste the incredible volcanic wines, savor the distinguished flavors and discover the hidden gems of Santorini such as Pyrgos and Megalochori. The two traditional, whitewashed villages are known for the island’s famous produce the Assyrtiko wine. While you explore the different local varieties, your experienced guide will give you an insight into the local history, culture, and winemaking techniques.

wine tasting santorini

Travel back in time in Ancient Akrotiri 

Visit the Ancient Akrotiri, a unique prehistoric site also known as the Pompeii of the Aegean. The ancient Minoan city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash in the late 17th century B.C., preserving its buildings and numerous fascinating artifacts for history lovers. Legend has it, Akrotiri may have been the lost Atlantis, the legendary continent that once plunged to the bottom of the sea.

ancient akrotiri ruins

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