Santorini is one of the most luxurious and adventurous islands for anyone to spend their holiday. Beaches, restaurants, hotels on a cliff, bars, and festivals are some of the things that make this island so amazing. Santorini has four main towns that you should strongly consider visiting, and here are the pros and cons of each.
Fira is the modern capital of Santorini with traditional settlement and houses built on Calderas that are as high as 400 meters. Fira offers visitors so much do and see, no matter what your interests are. You can walk down the 587 steps donkey trails and then take the cable car back up. If you like to try new food, then step into one of the restaurants to eat Gyro, which is a Greek dish made from lamb meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie.
Oia is a magical wonderland sitting on the northwestern part of Santorini. Oia is a place full of activities, wonders, and amazing surprises. Hotels like Mystique, Perivolas, and Secret, are some of the best places for you to lodge. You can visit the Santorini Museum of Musical Instruments located in the old community building of Oia. There is also the nautical museums that exhibit the nautical history of Oia of the 19th and 20th century. Watching romantic sunset is also a popular activity here, and you can do it while having a nice meal at one of the bars and restaurants in the village.
Adjacent to the Santorini capital is Imerovigli, the perfect place for a nice holiday, especially for the entire family. Whitewashed buildings with sapphire domes, amazing sunsets, and crisscrossing walk paths, and other elements of a Greek island can be found here. There is so much for you to do here like climbing Skaros Rock, which many considered as a unique and adventurous experience. Archaeological Museum of Thera is another top-rated destination for visitors. It has a room filled with artifacts and relics on exhibition for everyone to see. Visitors also love to see the Thera eruption and the wonders of nature or take the cable car to experience the beauty of the island from above and the capacity of 1, 2000 passengers on board. You can also explore Skaros, a 13th-century Venetian palace, by taking a guided boat.
Visiting Firostefani is a great idea for tourists who want to experience a village with so many stories to tell. Here, you’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafes located in very impressive spots. If you’re not eating or tasting drinks, you may decide to go for some sightseeing. Historical female Agios Nikolaos Monastery is on the island, so you can go there for sightseeing and learn more about the history of the people.
There is a couple of nice hotel option here for you to choose from. You can stay at the Villa Etheras or Stefani suites both of which are built on a cliff. If you have the desire to stay in a hotel with a spacious sun terrace, then you should consider the Morfes Luxury Residence.