If you mention Santorini to just about anyone, you will definitely hear everything positive about the place. Santorini is a crescent-shaped island that is located 200 Kilometers off the Greece mainland and is situated in the Aegean Sea. The island is a host to some of the most stunning scenery. Its existence is owed to a historic volcanic eruption that occurred over 3600 years ago. Getting to this island is relatively easy since two flights leave Athens to the Island every day. You also have an option of reaching the island by sea and get the chance to enjoy the stunning oceanic view. Here is some information that you need to know before visiting the place.Where to stay
While visiting Santorini, you do not have to worry about accommodation. There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a place to stay while on the island. There are city and lodging choices many of which are strategically located within the beach on the island. Some of the best places to stay are Oia, Fira, and Firostafani.
These three places are located along the Caldera cliff, which is on the western side of the island. The main reason why these places stand out is that they provide a magnificent view of the caldera and the volcano. Even though they all have their pros and cons, they are still far much better than any other places.
One of the best things about this island is its beautiful sunsets. Talking about sunsets, it does not mean the explosion of rainbow color or the sky on fire type of sunset. Yet, there is something just amazing about them.
If you will be staying on the island for a lengthy time, you will have the opportunity to view the sunsets from different perspectives. If you watch the sunsets from Oia, you will have the best view of unobstructed and peaceful view of the caldera. Even after the sun sinks into the sea, the view gets even better since you can see the lighted buildings, which are more amazing.
After a great day of hiking through the hills, you will definitely want to end the day with a good meal. In Santorini, you are guaranteed of the best foods and drinks in a nice hotel at the end of the day. Restaurants in this place are not limited to Greek delicacies. There are American foods, Italian foods, pizzerias Mexican and even Chinese foods. With the availability of all these, you will get everything that you fancy. More so, since wine plays a great role in the Greek Cuisine, you may visit the Santorini old wineries or the vineyards that are sprawled along the lowlands and the slopes.
While in Santorini, the chances are that you will never get bored considering the many activities in which you can partake. Activities that will keep you entertained include donkey riding, hiking, cabled cars, wine tasting tours and many more. If you want to have a lifetime experience, Santorini is the perfect place for you.
Source: Antony K.
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