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Best Things to Do in Santorini

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Jana's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Walk the caldera hike if you can start early enough. It gets really hot. If you can't, take a catamaran tour. See if you can find a boat that is semi private, I did that and it completely enhanced the experience. You get to relax on a boat in the middle of the caldera, have lunch on the water, swim or snorkel and just watch the stress of daily life melt away.

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Enjoy yourself. And bring flat shoes - the stairs and cobble stones will get to you!

Visited Santorini in August

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


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


Janessa's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Bring a good pair of walking shoes/ hiking boots. So many amazing trails, you wouldn't want to limit yourself by forgetting some appropriate footwear!

Visited Santorini in November

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimonas in Santorini for Flytographer


Tanya's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Wander down the small alleys in Oia and, along those lines, check out the different areas of Santorini, there’s a lot to see besides Oia!

Visited Santorini in December

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Kendra's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Do visit some of the villages “off the beaten” path, like Imervolgi! We had all the same views as Oia without the crowds.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Mary's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Book a sunset catamaran - seeing Oia from the water is such a unique and beautiful experience!

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Corina's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Some of the best views are off the beaten path - as we saw with our photographer. Spending time getting lost in the beautiful maze of Santorini led to some of the most striking views.

Visited Santorini in November

Photo Shoot Location: Fira Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Katie's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Top travel tips for anywhere in Santorini: Wear comfortable shoes. Yes you’ll probably want to pack cute sandals as well but if you are planning I’m walking anywhere, even in “town”, the hills are steep cobblestone and I imagine slippery if at all wet. Go in shoulder season. We traveled here in mid October and had beautiful weather. Not too hot. Just a little chilly at night time needing a light sweater. It does get busy at night on the overlooks of the caldera with all of the tourists taking sunset pictures so I can only imagine how busy it is in high season. It also got busy around the shops in town when the cruise ships docked. Shopping! There was no limit to items to buy in both Fira and Oia. Clothing, food, souvenirs and art. We loved stopping in to all the small art galleries and found some beautiful keepsakes that we brought home made by local Greek artists.

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Ali's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Don't be afraid to take risks and visit the less-frequented areas/spots. Yes, the blue domes are beautiful, but a hole-in-the-wall cafe could have even more amazing views, more interesting people to talk to, and a more unique experience.

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Rebecca's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for some wind

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Yaris's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Wear confortable flats or sneakers. If possible dedicate 4 days to visit the island(Thira, Oia, Kamari and Akrotiri) make sure you book a sunset catamaran and a photoshoot with Flytographer ☺️

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimonas in Santorini for Flytographer


Christine's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Splurge on your hotel in Santorini! it's totally worth it and you won't regret it!

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Nikola in Santorini for Flytographer


Angela's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Take a catamaran out and jump in the water. Swim with the fish - you only live once!

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Kelley's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

See the caldera views away from the crowds by booking a catamaran cruise!

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Megan's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Travel later in the afternoon after the cruise ships have left, you will have the bars and restaurants to yourself!

Visited Santorini in October

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Nikola in Santorini for Flytographer


Alexis's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Definitely book a photoshoot while in Santorini! The photos are amazing and great keepsakes.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Carrie's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

RELAX

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Chelsea's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

I really loved the day we took a catamaran trip to explore the island by water! We stopped at the different beaches and got to go swimming in the beautiful turquoise waters!

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Janine's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Wake up early - the sunrises are amazing and the quiet streets are SO WORTH the early wake up call!

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Fira Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Lisandra's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Sunsets in Oia were breathtaking

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Jonathan's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Eat at Metaxi mas! It's where all the locals eat and the food is delicious!

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Fira Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Lindsey's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

I would say having a balcony/terrace with a view of the caldera and the town is a must! It was gorgeous and unlike any place we had been. Our favorite excursion we did was the sunset cruise circling the caldera and going to the various beaches while ending in Ammoudi Bay.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Ioannis in Santorini for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

See Oia in the morning at sunrise (which is when we took our photos!) It is way less crowded and the buildings look beautiful in the soft sunlight.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Connor's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Atlantis bookstore! I’ve been following this bookstore for a few years, they have such a unique and cool story. Abby always tries to find hidden gem book stores everywhere we go and she was really excited about being able to go to Atlantis. Amoudi Bay was one of our favorite spots, jumping off the rock, eating at Dimitris where Andrew Zimmern did was a blast. Pro tip, Oia is super busy, prepare yourself if you’re traveling in the summer months.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Tess's Travel Tips for Santorini

What is your best overall travel tip for Santorini?

Oia gets crowded (everyone wants Insta-worthy pics), but it offers the views and experience you likely seek in Santorini. It is a postcard brought to life. I definitely recommend staying there. All the food we ate was incredible (tomato fritters at Thalami - yum), but eating at Ammoudi Bay during the sunset was a special dining experience.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


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