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Best Things to Do in Santorini

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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


Claudia's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Sunset Ammoundi was one of my favorite restaurants to go. Not only the view is amazing, but the food its delicious.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Sight seeing was definitely one of my favorite thing to do in Santorini. Every town that you go to looks absolutely breath taking. Doing Shopping in Fira was fun.

What is your best travel tip for Santorini?

Enjoy every single moment when you are there. Try no to dive so much into taking the 'perfect' photo to post. Rather enjoy the moment, because it's sad to take pictures and videos, and not really enjoying all of that in the present moment. I decided to not take my phone when going sight seeing, and the experience was even better that I could have imagined.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

A small restaurant in Imerovigli called Let's Eat has some of the best gyros! Any spot down in the Old Port will have great seafood as well. Fresh from the sea - you can't beat that!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

A catamaran cruise around the island is a must! Swimming in the sea, enjoying Greek food, and being able to relax is amazing. Perissa Beach was wonderful as well! The lounge chairs are free if you eat at one of the restaurants which have awesome drinks and seafood. Wine tastings are excellent too! There's so much to do and see but make sure you take time to relax as well. Remember you're on island time!

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

It's worth it to splurge for a night or two on a villa with a private tub on the patio. We did for two nights and it made our trip! There's so much to do and see but remember to take time to relax as well. You just got married and deserve to decompress as a couple! Enjoy every minute of it because it will go by so quickly.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Alex in Santorini for Flytographer


Adam's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Sunset at Santo Wines is simply a cant-miss experience. Wine and bites on the cliff’s edge with sunset over the caldera.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Santorini Wine Tour (hopefully with Angelo). Ammoudi Bay swimming hole… maybe jump off the St. Nicholas Chapel. A tip for any travel near beautiful water: Get on a boat.

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

Sunscreen, shade, and water. The sun can be very aggressive. Go into the city early or late to avoid the peak heat of the day. Midday, you should be near water or AC.

Visited Santorini in August

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Jon's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Two favorites. Metaxi Mas and To Psaraki. Local fresh friendly relaxed.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Scuba

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

Stay outside of a city

Visited Santorini in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Alex in Santorini for Flytographer


Chloe's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Ambrosia in Oia was one of the best meals I have ever had! The food, wine and views were amazing and our server was wonderful.

What is your best travel tip for Santorini?

Wear comfortable shoes and get ready for a leg workout as you will constantly be walking up and down stairs to navigate the winding streets in Santorini.

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Sarah's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

The Wine Bar was our favorite spot! Amazing views, service, food and drinks!

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

We loved our sunset dinner at King Neptune! It's right in the middle of Oia's touristy area so you have the bustle of people below you, but the amazing ambiance and service. It's a great spot for an incredible seafood dinner while also catching the sunset. It's not facing the sunset directly though, so it can be easier to get a reservation last-minute. For a local Greek experience, check out Santorini Mou (directly across from where we stayed, Oia Suites). This restaurant has great vibes, live music in the evenings, and friendly service. They put your country's flag on your table so you can see where everyone is from so it was a fun ice-breaker to chat with other couples around us. Make a reservation to guarantee a table!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

It's hot in Santorini so take advantage of pool time, ocean dips, and sunset cruises! We rented an ATV which allowed us to see the whole island, but would probably stick to a scooter next time for a smoother and quicker ride.

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

The hospitality in Santorini is wonderful. Don't forget to mention your birthday wherever you go and they'll usually surprise you with something like a bottle of champagne or little dessert. Santorini also has amazing jewelry stores with one-of-a-kind pieces. I was so impressed with the designs and quality. Definitely splurge on a birthday gift for yourself! :)

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Alex in Santorini for Flytographer


Irene's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Five Senses at the Astra Suites hotel in Imerovigli - the views from this end of the caldera are breathtaking at sunset!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Hiking Skaros Rock

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Tamara's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Elements at the Canaves Oia Epitome

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Wine tasting tour with Santorini Wine Trails

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

Splurge on the honeymoon suite at the Canaves Oia Epitome

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Nikola in Santorini for Flytographer


Kalyn's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

PK Cocktail Bar in Fira had a perfect sunset view and delicious drinks! We also loved Cavo Tagoo if you are looking for a luxurious dinner experience. Make sure to try the beef carpaccio!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

We loved hiking Skaros in Imerovigli in the early morning before the heat of the day. The views were outstanding! A boat tour is also a must if you have time. We used Santorini Private Yacht Cruises, and they were lovely. It was the perfect way to see all the Caldera has to offer and swimming in the Aegean was unforgettable!

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

Consider staying in Imerovigli rather than Oia! The views are gorgeous and it is much more private. It is also a short walk away from Fira! We felt like it was the perfect location for honeymooners!

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Nikola in Santorini for Flytographer


Hillary's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

We loved our lunch at Ammoudi Bay. It was a trek up and down the plethora of steps but so worth it. The aquamarine water and looking up at the cliffs while enjoying our lunch was surreal. Lunch at Tranquilo was a favorite. If you’re looking for vegan/veggie options, make sure to spend some time at Perissa beach and stop here. They have tons of fresh options and generous portions (especially the salads); the pineapple smoothie (with vegan Greek yogurt) was delicious!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

We rented an ATV for the day and we explored the island at our own pace. We loved stopping at the black sand beaches and making the trek up to Ancient Thera for the ruins and spectacular views.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Melissa's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Onar, excellent food!!!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Sunset catamaran tour is a must! You get to see the island from a different view.

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

Stay in Imerovigli, it is a quieter town with the same amazing views as Oia.

Visited Santorini in July

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Kirsten's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Wooden boat tour was magical. Visited a thermal spring, hiked to a volcano, had a delicious meal and saw a sunset in Oia from the boat. Highly recommend.

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

There are a lot of cobblestones and steps to climb. Not stroller friendly so be prepared to carry tired legs.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Kimon in Santorini for Flytographer


Rebecca's Travel Tips for Santorini

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

Kokkalo. The smoked pork chop and the FRENCH FRIES. ❤️😍

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Scuba diving

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

Go to Da Vinci’s pizza. Visit Oia in the morning before it gets too hot. You do not need to stay in Oia. Third has amazing sunset views and a similar feel. You can get a taxi and go to Oia for photos and shopping. Thira also has good and quaint shopping.

Visited Santorini in June

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


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


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


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