There is no doubt the number one thing to do in Santorini would be to hike the caldera path. In just a few steps, you’ll see the wonderful picturesque views of the volcano. Other than that, it would also be a great idea to check out the wineries there. Some hotels offer a great view of the caldera though so you won’t have to walk the volcano path. However, if you are the adventurous type, it is worth the try. There is an option to do just part of the walk too. You can choose to have lunch or dinner at Fira or Oia then walk then back to Fira for some partying at night. There are so many variations you can choose from and all of them are nice.
Book a Santorini Wine Tour
If you choose this tour, you better save one whole day for it because there are a lot of nice wineries in Santorini. The only problem is that they are located far from Caldera so you’re not going to get any volcano views during the tour. However, if you’re staying at a hotel with nice caldera views then that won’t be a problem. Most tours already include wine tasting so you’ll get to try what the brands Santorini is famous for.
Book a Volcano Boat Tour
It would be best to start this late morning so you can check out what the volcano looks like in the morning. Whichever boat tour you choose, you can guarantee you’ll get wonderful views of the cliffs and they will offer to pick you up in your hotel too. They will give you different options that you can include in your trip as that would depend on the amount of time you have. All of them sound great though like taking a dip in the hot springs.
Partying at Santorini
There is nothing like partying the night away while enjoying some great music and awesome local drinks. The bars at Fira are hard to find on the map so it would be better to ask the locals there for directions. One nice club to go to is Koo Club so better get your dancing shoes ready because the place promises to be alive well past midnight. For old timers, Franco’s Bar is a nice choice as they place classical music and they specialize in wines. Perhaps, the most fun club you should not miss is 2 Brothers as you will not remember what time it is as you will dance the night away. One club that is also worth mentioning is Kira Thira Jazz Club because of how fun the people there are. If you’re looking for a laid back atmosphere though it would be best to head over to Franco’s Bar. Good thing, most of these clubs are just near each other so you can do bar hopping on the weekend and you will surely have a lot of fun. You can also bet you will make a lot of new friends along the way.
Top Restaurants in Santorini
They say your visit in Santorini won’t be complete without trying their local food. If you only have one day there, that means you can only try three restaurants as that’s one for breakfast, one for lunch and another for dinner. Since most hotels provide free breakfast, that will probably mean just two. If you book a day tour, If you like fresh seafood, all the restaurants in Ammoudi Bay are great options especially Ammoudi Taverna. Metaxy Mas in Exo Gonia offers a great menu but it is hard to get to so you will have no choice but to rent a car just to get there. It will be worth it though. Another restaurant to include on your list is Ouzeri in Fira as it has great service. However, if you want a restaurant with a grand view then you should not miss Naoussa in Fira. Whichever restaurant you choose, it would be best to reserve a table in advance since some restaurants are not open for lunch.
A Couple of Days in Santorini
It would be advisable to do a wine or boat tour. If can manage time perfectly then doing both is a good possibility. Be sure to eat the restaurants that were previously mentioned.
Three Days in Santorini
If you’re physically fit, do the hike from Fira to Oia. If that looks a little rough, then a second option would be to walk the caldera path between Imerovigli and Fira. Additionally, you will have enough time to do both a wine and boat tour and to eat more of the aforementioned restaurants. If it is summer, why not head over to Perissa beach?
One Week in Santorini
If you’re there that long, it would be best to rent a car so you can explore the twons including Akroitiri and Pyrgos. Don’t forget to try gyros especially from Lucky’s as they serve the best ones. If you’re a bookworm, check out the books available at the popular bookstore there. When the sun is out, chill by Perissa and Kamari Beach.