Our favorite tips for holidays in Santorini

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Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. That’s why we collected some tips for holidays in Santorini from a local! It is one of the islands that you should definitely visit some summer! Let’s first look at some facts about how the name of the island came about. As it is an island that has changed its name many times.

The island famous for its wonderful natural beauty. Also, it is known by many names that characterize it over the years. According to the historian Herodotus, the island was originally called Strogyli because of its shape. This is how the island was before the catastrophic volcanic eruption that completely changed its shape.

The result of this great explosion was the creation of three separate islands. Aspronisi, Thirasia and Santorini and two remaining volcanic islands, Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni. It also led to the formation of the extraordinary caldera that played an important role in the development of Santorini.

Long after this event, the Phoenicians settled in Santorini and subsequently named the island Kallisti (that means the most beautiful), a name that certainly represents the island to this day. It is proven that the crowds of people who visit it every year are fascinated by its unique features that make up an amazing landscape.

At the end of the 12th century BC, the Dorians from Sparta established a colony on the island and named it after their king Thiras. The name Santorini was subsequently given by the Crusaders from a small church of Agia Irini (Santa Irini-Santorini) located in Perissa or less likely, as mentioned in some other sources, in Riba in Thirassia. The names Thira and, of course, Santorini are the dominant and most well-known.

1) Sigala Estate and tasting

In the ancient plain of Oia, in Santorini, is the Sigalas Estate. It is very close to Oia and you can sit next to its vineyards. There you will request a guided tour of the winery premises to learn about all the stages of the wine production process. Of course, a tasting must follow so that you can taste the wine creations of the estate combining them with culinary proposals from the Cyclades, learning about the varieties of the Santorini vineyard and enjoying the tranquility of the landscape and the colors of the Theraic land. Assyrtiko of Santorini, Aidani, Athiri, Mandilaria and Mavrotragano are just some of the flavors that await you!

2) Food

Finikia is one of the traditional settlements of Santorini that have preserved their color, character and beauty and is only a 10 minute walk from the center of Oia! Here were grown the grapes that give Vinsanto, the unique tomato, fava beans and all the agricultural products that thrive in the soil of Santorini. This village stands out for its flavors and here you can visit one of the most special restaurants, Lefkes.

In this village you can see the well-known Kanaves, these are places for the creation and storage of Santorini wine. They are large impressive cave buildings, dug into the volcanic material – the aspa. Inside the premises of this famous canvas you can see how they used to make wine, since it has kept all these elements that remind us of the route of our favorite Santorini wine. At the end of your walk inside the canvas, we encourage you to enjoy your meal in the courtyard or on the restaurant’s terrace.

3) Unknown-known beach

Everyone knows the beaches like Kamari, Perissa, Perivolos, the red beach and the black beach. But what about the unknown beaches of the island? Where the locals take their bath and drink their cocktail?

So our favorite beach is Exo Gialos in Karterados! This beach may not reach the size of the others and in fact has only one shop. But her aesthetics and vibes make her unique!

4) Sailing

This ride is unrepeatable! Definitely spend a day on a catamaran tour. It lasts about 5 hours and takes you to all the must see beaches of the island. The red, black and white beach, the hot springs of the volcano. In one word everywhere! Almost all tours provide food and plenty of drink. It has two tours a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Our favorite is the afternoon, of course because of the famous sunset. The boat docks in the well-known area of ​​Ammoudi, where it offers you the perfect conditions to gaze at the sunset.

5) Safety tips for the beaches of Santorini

On beaches surrounded by rocks, it is best not to sit underneath them, as there have been landslides in the past.

Always have water with you as the climate in the island is dry and hot.

Although in Greece it is not common to wear beach shoes, in Santorini you will definitely need them, due to the black volcanic sand that you will find on most of its beaches.

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