Santorini Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 97%Adventure Travelers
- 76%Luxury Travelers
- 52%History Buffs
- 51%Local Culture
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- SantoriniMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Nov 15, 2013
Santorini is absolutely amazing, especially in the morning! I stayed on the far west side near Oia and the old port. I would wake up early, get some pastries at any local shop and scout out cool looking shops. Most day tourists don't arrive until 9 or 10 so if you go out before then, you'll have the place almost to yourself! The best thing to do is take a walk down the famous old steps down (there are about 500 of them!) to the old port. On the way down you will come across a restaurant called Kaetpo (Tel: 22860 71045) and during the day they have the most amazing Greek yoghurt deserts. From the steps you can also see the house where they shot Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Once you get to the old port, there are a bunch a restaurants on the waterfront. Any of them are good because you can watch them catch the fish you're going to eat! If you keep walking past the restaurants, you will find a well traveled, but slightly rocky path. This will lead you around the side of the island (inwards towards the caldera) and there will be a cement platform which is a local swimming area. There is a large rock outcropping off the shore which has a tiny church on it. It's within swimming distance and fun to explore. From this point in the water you can see the whole cliff side of Santorini and all the houses build along the cliff. Depending on when you get tickets, Ferry Tickets can be as much as 50 Euro (round trip) and plane tickets 200 euro's. I'm sure there are better deals but I bought everything from a local agent at the last minute
great hotel: http://www.oiasunset.com/
- SantoriniMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
One of the most well known islands in Greece is absolutely as beautiful as the pictures. The island is actually five pieces of land with a caldera as the main body of water. The sunsets are some of the most beautiful in all of Greece ans the hospitality of the locals is legendary! Enjoy the villages, wineries and the mud baths for a real traditional experience.
- SantoriniMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersSep 04, 2013
Gleaming white houses and blue-domed buildings perched on soaring cliffs above the sparkling Aegean Sea—it must be Santorini, a distinctly picturesque island among the many-splendored Greek Isles. Roam the palapa-shaded black sands of Perissa Beach or ogle the dramatic sunsets of cliff-top village Oia, one of the most photographed spots in the world.
Where to Stay: Oia’s Katikies Hotel overlooks the sweeping caldera basin with 27 whitewashed cubist cottages situated around two infinity pools.
- SantoriniJun 17, 2013
First of all, how on earth do you get there?!? The path to the city is on top of a a HUGE cliff of land that rises straight out of the water. Taking either the donkey path, or the cable car is a slow laborious trip... but well worth it. Why? The view is spectacular!
Santorini is a tourist mecha with all sorts of shops, and amazing places to eat. Imagine looking in every direction and seeing picture postcard scenery. That's Santorini! The blue domed buildings... the white white walls. That's what it looks like and yes it's real.
Price was it can be an expensive excursion to visit. But it doesn't have to be. As you wander the streets there are plenty of places to catch a great view. The restaurants are of course where the best views of the bay are... but even then, you can find one at any price range.
Our cruise ship stopped here for the day and we wandered and enjoyed the city to its fullest. And even then we still had enough time to hop a local bus and get over to the Black Beach down the way.
If you're this far around Greece, you best plan a day or two to visit this area... it's beautiful and well worth the travel to discover.
- SantoriniMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jun 11, 2013
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