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What to see in Santorini

Santorini Attractions


Santorini has some great attractions for visitors, including volcanoes, beaches and museums; take time to explore them at leisure, sit back and enjoy the gorgeous views, and take many pictures as the island just begs to be photographed. In the Santorini caldera are the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni (Young Burnt Island) and Palea Kameni (Old Burnt Island), the youngest volcanic lands in the Eastern Mediterranean, with Nea Kameni only having formed some 425 years ago. These are fascinating places to visit, especially while staying on an island once decimated by a volcano.

Perissa and Perivolos are two of the most popular beaches on Santorini, the black-sanded shore hosting a selection of tavernas and restaurants. Agios Georgios also has some amenities and tavernas, but the southern tip of the island tends to be quieter. Another great Santorini attraction is the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, with its wall-paintings, golden ibex figurine and Neolithic pottery exhibits. Santorini also has a number of wineries that are worth visiting, and smaller villages with a more traditional atmosphere than the resorts, including Megalochori, Pyrgos, and nearby Thirasia Island. For a break from historical sightseeing, and a fun day out if you're travelling Santorini with kids, pay a visit to the Santorini Water Park.


Museum of Pre-Historic Thera

The Museum of Pre-Historic Thera has displays of many archaeological finds from the excavations at Akrotiri, including…

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Santorini Beaches

The beaches of Santorini are unlike other Greek beaches and have special and dramatic geological features like black…

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Santorini Wineries

Santorini is a large wine-producing region, which was helped along by a volcanic explosion in 1650 BC. The vines on the…

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