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Best Things to Do in Santorini

Featured Santorini Travel Tips
  • Watch the sunrise at Oia Castle and beat the crowds
  • Capture views of the caldera in Imerovigli Village
  • Take in the cliffside views at Fira Village
  • Explore off-the-beaten-path in peaceful Pyrgos Village
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

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Caroline's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Kapari Wine Resort, Pitogyros, Let's Eat, PK Cocktail Bar (make sure to get a reservation for a perfect Santorini sunset!)

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Santo Wines, also just walking around in the villages and savoring the views!

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Rent a SmartCar! The bus system is unreliable. Drink crisp Santorini white wine. Watch a sunset. Take a road trip to the Akrotiri lighthouse at the tip of the island.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

We loved Roka - excellent food and service and adorable setting.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Sunset catamaran cruise from Vlychada to Oia was one of our highlights. We had the best crew, delicious bbq on board, swimming and snorkeling in the sea and a gorgeous sunset. The views of the caldera and all of Santorini are so striking from the water.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Santorini?

Booking the Flytographer shoot in Oia required a very early morning, with a meeting time of 6:45. Regardless of whether or not you have an early shoot, seeing Oia in the early morning without the hoards of people around is an absolute must. Drag yourselves out of bed, grab a freddo espresso and walk the empty streets, take amazing photos in the morning light and enjoy the peaceful calm of the beautiful village of Oia. You won't regret it!

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Stefania's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

We loved Buddha bar,great sunset view and food ! Also the Athenian house was delicious and beautiful sunset view as well !

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

A room with a jetteb tub or pool is a must as there is no beach

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Sana's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Trepzi cafe has excellent coffee and an incredible view of the caldera and the blue domes from the balcony.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Day trip to Pyrgos and fira to oia hike.

What is your best travel tip for Santorini?

Choose your hotel wisely because santorini can get very crowded so it's nice to have a hotel that you are happy to spend more time in.

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Lauren's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

The character in Fira

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Ezgi's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

We loved Argo in Thera for the wonderful Caldera sea and sunset views and the delicious seafood. Also Botrini’s at Katikies was a wonderful fine dining experience with a gourmet tasting menu.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Wine tasting at Art Space, yacht tours with Caldera Yacht Tours, dining by the beautiful views.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

Get a room in Oia and take advantage of the beautiful views there

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Precia's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

We loved the food and sunset views at Argo. They had a great beer selection.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Boat tour for sure. Getting to swim in the Agean. and visit Armoudi.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Santorini?

I wouldn't take kids there. Our college aged boys were with us, but it was not their favorite stop in Greece.

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Tobby's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Idols in Fira. Direct sunset views with amazing food and cocktails!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Hiking the caldera and enjoying a cruise/sail!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

Find yourself a nice resort that can help with booking nice restaurants - big plus to have your own infinity pool to enjoy the views as well (try not to be right off the trail or in a busy walking area).

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Selene! Best service, best food, amazing experience.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

The entire city was just gorgeous.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

Rent a car, it makes everything easier. Take time to enjoy yourself it goes by fast!

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Fira Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Charnita's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Katina

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Sungina's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Roja's restaurant. A small hole in the wall run by an elderly couple- the grandfather took our order, grandmother cooking in the back. Great food- and very "Greece" experience.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Sunset boat cruise from Ammoundi Bay. The beauty of the moment literally brought tears to my eyes.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Kat's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Santo Wines for their wine tasting paired with cheese and cold cuts was hands down one of our favorite meals/drinks of the entire trip. The wine is like nothing I’ve had before and the views are out of this world!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Catamaran cruise around the caldera. We stopped for a few swims at Red Beach and White Beach where we snorkeled along side hundreds of fish and marveled in the clear blue waters of the Aegean. We sailed around the beautiful, uninhabited islands of Aspronissi and Akrotiri. We saw the Ancient Lighthouse - the only lighthouse in Santorini and one of the oldest ones in all of Greece - from afar. We ate loads of feta cheese, pita bread, homemade tzatziki, and freshly barbecued pork and chicken on the grill. We drank wine, we drank beer, we danced, and we made new friends.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

If you have never been to Santorini before, stay in Oia. Fira is the hub of Santorini but Oia is the gem. It’s romantic and has incredible restaurants. If you’d prefer someplace more quiet with less people (we would the next time we visit), try the south part of the island around Kamari. Just as beautiful but with way less people around!

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Crystal's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

We ate an appetizer and a chocolate pie (more like cake) and ice cream at Kantouni about a block away from where we were meeting our photographer before our session, it was absolutely AMAZING!!!!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

We were only in Santorini for the day, as we were on a cruise, but I'd have to say that our photo session was a great experience because it was like having a mini private tour for an hour. We cannot wait to go back to Santorini in the future!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Santorini?

We have plans to go back and spend several days, as we did not get to this trip because we were on a cruise. My husband is dying to rent a scooter, four-wheeler, or ATV and explore the island. And of course, the best insider tip is to book a photographer for this beautiful place! I let our photographer pick the location as I didn't know where was the best place to have this done and Pyrgos Village was perfect, it has beautiful Greek charm without all the crowds.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Pyrgos Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Sunni's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Kipos in Thira has great food and lovely ambiance. There's a cocktail bar next door, Stoa, that's a must try, too! Romeo is quite a bartender; ask for a "marmelade"!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Oia is gorgeous but overcrowded by midday.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Sandra's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Vanilla and Davinci

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

The tours

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Kaitlyn's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Dimitris Ammoudi Restaurant Amazing restaurant in an incredible location https://www.dimitris-ammoudi-restaurant.com/

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli & Firostefani

Kris in Santorini for Flytographer


Kirstina's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Apsitia in Oia - we went for dinner and the views were incredible. The food was also very delicious!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Exploring Kamari beach (black sand); wandering through Oia; and our sunset boat tour with Santorini Star Sailing that took us to see the Volcano, Red Sand Beach, White Sand Beach, the hot springs, Thirassia, and a beautiful sunset with incredible food.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

With so many hills, I don't recommend renting a scooter or ATV, which can be very pricey. The public transportation is so easy to navigate and get to any part of the island you need while being the most cost-effective option. Also, we stayed in Tholos which is at the bottom of the hill climbing into Oia, but our hotel offered rides to the town which helped tons!

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kris in Santorini for Flytographer


Lindsay's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Oia was so beautiful. Having lunch overlooking the ocean was wonderful

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Santorini?

I would recommend wearing sneakers-the cable car line was long so we walked down 800 stairs…in flip flops, which I would not recommend

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kris in Santorini for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Santorini?

If your traveling with young teenagers, Fira is the place to be. So much to see and do.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Brenda's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Las Cala

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Catamaran

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Fira Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Silvia's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Favorite restaurant: The Vine (in Fira) - it's beautiful, excellent service, great food and drinks and phenomenal view of the caldera. Bar/club: Town Club (in Fira) - excellent DJ, great atmosphere, so much fun!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

We didn't do any land tours; not sure it's really necessary in Santorini. Would definitely recommend renting an ATV or vespa as you can explore the entire island in one day. It's such a great experience, and there are plenty of places to rent from. Also highly recommend taking a catamaran tour. It's so nice to see the island from that perspective.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Santorini?

Everywhere is romantic in Santorini!! Oia is beautiful but very crowded! We purposefully chose to not stay there, but we visited a few times, and that was well worth it. Ammoudi Bay in Oia is beautiful; you can board a catamaran, grab a bite by the water or go for a nice dip in the water. Fira (or Thira/Thera) is the sort of downtown area, and Imerovigli is nearby (both about 15-20 minutes from the airport) is much more quiet and relaxing (a lot of hotels/hotel rooms have their own pool). Kamari and Perissa have black sand beaches; Kamari is more upper scale beach town vibe and Perissa is more laid back. Vlychada is where a lot of the catamaran tours come out of and they take you to see the Red Beach, black sand beach, hot springs, and volcanic rocks.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kris in Santorini for Flytographer


Lori's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Confetti - stopped in for coffee and early breakfast once and kept going back for cookies, smoothies (OMG), ice cream 🍦 plus the INCREDIBLE VIEW from their roof deck.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Walking the trail to Fira and a catamaran sunset tour of the caldera and swimming and snorkeling 🤿. Hidden gem was last restaurant we dined at. Family owned Aktaion. It was surprisingly well-priced, great service, beautiful view of the sunset - and the quality of the food was excellent. They even had a special vegan tasting menu - sounds crazy, but it tried it and the only thing I would change is that it was literally too much food. Lamb shank was tender and meat fell off the bone.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Santorini?

Splurge on a room with a private jacuzzi or plunge pool. it’s not the most important thing, but creates a little extra romance… and our place only did room service breakfast - and that was a nice touch. Definitely take a catamaran tour - fantastic… book a photograph for special pictures that have you both in it - better than “selfies” and relying on strangers, and just spend time on the trails and taking it all in together. P.S. Always take a sweater or jacket at night.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli & Firostefani

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Caleb's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Karma - https://www.karma.bz/ Lovely staff, Incredible food, and a beautiful atmospheric dining area decorated by an very well cared for and incredible garden. We ate here 3 times during our week in Santorini. Highly suggest their breakfast!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Hiking from Oia (Οία) to Thera (Θήρα) during sunrise and riding our ATV back from TONY'S RENT A CAR & MOTO (thank you so much everyone at Tony's you were all so kind) Swimming at the center of the caldera in the active volcano, thank you Panagiotis for the wonderful boat ride booked through Airbnb! Our photoshoot with Stathis booked through Flytographer

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

We loved Amoudi Bay Tavern. Their service was amazing and their fish was so fresh and well prepared.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

We hiked the caldera from Imerovigli to Oia and saw the less travelled sites and it was tough but amazing.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Santorini?

We love nature and great food and wanted to truly experience Santorini not just the resort side of things so hiking the caldera and ending with an amazing meal watching the sunset was absolutely perfect for us.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Stathis and Christina in Santorini for Flytographer


Eric's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

LOTZA it had beautiful views and delicious food.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Sunset Cruise

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Santorini?

Rent a buggy and go exploring!

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

The restaurant Onar was amazing - We had dinner reservations for a sunset view there. The food was excellent and cant beat watching the sunset on our honeymoon.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Walking the trail from Fira to Oia - 6.2 miles Catamaran Cruise to the beaches and around the caldera All the amazing Greek Food The Greek hospitality Purchasing unique Greek handmade goods from the shops The spectacular panoramic views

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

Best honeymoon destination!

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


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