Things to do in Santorini island Greece

36 Sightseeing in Santorini island
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Sightseeing: 36 things to see in Santorini island

Famous for its stunning caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset, Santorini is considered one of the top places to visit in the world. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great view to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. Apart from the caldera villages with the traditional Cycladic architecture, such as Oia and Fira, there are many sightseeing to visit in Santorini. The most important ancient site is Minoan Akrotiri, a town that was entirely covered by volcanic ash when the volcano of Santorini erupted in about 1, 500 BC. Another less-known archaeological site in Santorini is Ancient Thera, located on top of a hill above Perissa and offering breathtaking view.

In this section, you can see the best Santorini Sightseeing but also by location. You can also view all things to see in Santorini by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches or view our suggested excursions.

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The Caldera of Santorini is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders of Earth. The volcanic explosion that occurred here more than 3, 500 years ago changed forever the topography of the Mediterranean coast.


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The sunset of Santorini is probably the most famous in the world. It is gorgeous from every part of the island, but the sunset in Oia is the best. Thousands of couples in love come to Santorini every year to see the sunset or get married with this lovely background.


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Romantic SunsetThe famous volcano of Santorini stands in the middle of the sunken caldera, right opposite the coastline of Santorini. It is located on the island of Nea Kameni and many tour boats go there from Fira. On the neighbouring island of Palea Kameni, there are the hot springs, which are said to have curative properties.


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The Minoan Town of Akrotiri is one of the most important ancient sites on Santorini. It is located on the southern side of the island and the town was found almost intact, covered with layers of ashes. Scientists believe that this town was destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Santorini in about 1, 650 BC. After many years of being closed down, the site reopened to visitors in April 2012.


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The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is located in Fira and exhibits findings from the prehistoric times that have been excavated from Akrotiri, the Ancient Thera and other areas on Santorini. Exhibits include ceramics, marble statues, Minoan frescoes from Akrotiri, tools and weaponry.


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Taking a donkey ride is one of the most popular activities on Santorini. Particularly, in Fira and Oia, donkey rides are very common. The most famous route is from the old port of Fira up to the town.

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Location: 11 km north west of Fira
Description: Oia, pronounced "Ia", is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is world known for its quite life and the fantastic sunset. Obviously the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini.


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What is there to do in Santorini, Greece? | Yahoo Answers

Well, going on the boat tours to the volcano, and the sunset tours is a must. Bring a camera for those. :)
The wine and food tasting is very good and the parties is just awesome, the nightlife is definitely not quiet.
If you are staying in Perissa, be sure to go to the Volcano restaurant on the sea front, the food and service is famous.
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Don't hang around the pool all day, there are plenty of beaches and water sport for you to enjoy and if you want some culture and history in your vacation, there are churches, museums and archaeological sites to…

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