There is no denying that Santorini is a very unique island. Holidaymakers and honeymooners make this their destination of choice year after year not only for the warm Mediterranean climate but to also admire the unique landscapes that the island has to offer. Santorini volcano tours are high on the agenda here and this is no surprise as the island mainly consists of the remains of a massive extinct caldera.
Many visitors enjoy taking a Santorini helicopter tour to truly appreciate the stunning island – this is a really unique opportunity that is difficult to surpass. It is the perfect way to admire the whole island from the sky. You can fly over the famous caldera to get a birds-eye-view of this geological phenomenon. It is fascinating to hover above the narrow streets of whitewashed houses and take in all the intertwining narrow street that link all the homes together. There is no better way to see the iconic Skaros rock and admire the many multi-coloured volcanic landscapes.
Santorini sunset tours are very well known and popular tours to take. You can imagine the sun setting over the horizon while you are right at the heart of it, this is why the sunset tours are so famous after all. Experience it from a helicopter for a chance to get some amazing photos or film footage to take home and treasure forever.
Don’t forget to include a visit to the Red Beach, the beach of Vlychada and the White Beach, which is approachable only by boat or helicopter.
Tours in Santorini are quite easy to come by. After all, with such a rich history of ancient villages, stand-out churches and stunning architecture to explore, your average visitor is very spoilt for choice!
Take a Santorini walking tour if you really want to get into the heart of the local landscapes. You get to truly live and breathe in the sights, sounds and scents that you will only experience in this part of the world. A walking tour gives you the chance to get up and close to the real history of this area and listen to all the fascinating ancient stories that Santorini holds.
If wine is your thing, then you are in for a treat with one of the local Santorini wine tours on offer here. The wines of the Santorini region are famous all across the world, but not many people know that the main vineyard here is claimed to be among the oldest in the Mediterranean. A tour of the wineries of Santorini is an absolute must for wine lovers. You can take a fully organised wine tour where you will be treated to a special wine tasting session in one or more wineries on the island.
Santorini day tours are available to visit the main town of Fira and the beautiful village of Oia that clings to the steep sides of the caldera. Fira has plenty of interesting spots for you to visit, including museums, shops and restaurants. Oia is a truly picturesque village with breathtaking views out to sea, narrow streets and amazing ancient architecture.
There is plenty to see and do here. Tours in Santorini include visiting the archaeological site of Akrotiri, which is a city that was buried with lava 3,500 years ago. You can also visit the city of Ancient Thira that was built by the Spartans during the 4th century BC. The villages of Pyrgos has a real medieval character about it and is well worth a visit, as is the ‘castle city’ of Emporio – the best preserved Kasteli on the island.
For true lovers of the sea and everything sailing related, then what could be better than to partake in one of the Santorini sailing tours on offer. You can experience the magnificent views from the comfort and luxury of a sailing ship. Many sailing tour operators also offer the option of swim and snorkel experiences in one of the many quiet bays along the coast and some offer a dip in the sulphuric hot springs of the volcano too! A traditional Greek meal is usually included in the price.
Why not get a bit more adventurous with a Santorini catamaran tour to take in the picturesque Red & White beaches – great for celebrating a special birthday, anniversary or creating precious memories on your honeymoon.