Who doesn’t love travelling? Visiting new places, indulging in different cuisines makes us appreciate other cultures better while learning more about their history. I have always wanted to visit Santorini but with the current situation putting a damper on things, at least I can still plan a memorable trip. Let’s look at some activities visitors can engage in to make it a once in a lifetime experience.
Enjoy A Panoramic View
Santorini’s sunset is one of the most well-known sunsets in the world as tourists and visitors would capture images of this amazing view as it highlights the beauty of the island. The island is filled with many locations where visitors can admire the sunset.
Filled with white-washed houses, blue-domed churches and fascinating buildings, one of the best places to sit and enjoy the view is the remains of the castle of Agios Nikolaos.
With such a glorious view, locals and tourists would gather on the streets as though it is a festival to catch the sunset, making the atmosphere lively and friendly. This is definitely a worthwhile experience.
Enjoy Fine Wine
Apart from the beautiful sunset, Santorini is also known for its wide variety of local wine as it holds a huge tradition of winemaking. One of its finest wineries is located in the traditional village of Pyrgos. Visitor and tourists can experience the taste of a wide range of fine wine complete with lounge music in a decorated indoor space or a breath-taking outdoor space.
The outdoor space allowed visitors to enjoy the view of the caldera, the volcano and the Aegeas Sea. What a romantic and inviting environment! Visitors can also opt for a guided tour to the winery and know more about the machines and tools and the history of winemaking.
Furthermore, visitors can complete the journey by purchasing their fine wines or accessories and indulge in traditional food and specialties.
Grab your hiking equipment as it is time to explore Santorini! Apart from the sunset and winery, visitors and tourists can take a boat trip to Nea Kameni island and hike up the Santorini Volcano. Furthermore, visitors can take a warm dip near the area.
Small boats will make a stop at the edge of island’s geothermal points. However, visitors have to be aware of the large changes in temperature as they are very much close to the volcano. Nonetheless, this is definitely a fun experience.
There Is More to Santorini
Behind its colourful buildings, fine wine and breath-taking view, visitors can make their way to the highest point in Santorini. Profitis Ilias is a mountain and mountain-top monastery.
Visitors can head inside to explore some of the wonderful monastic buildings, enjoy the view and indulge in some of the local products sold.
Is Santorini the Real Atlantis?
Santorini is filled with history and Greek Mythology and holds the ‘Myth of Lost Atlantis’. About 3,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption consumed the island, causing a small part of the island to go missing in the depths of the deep sea.
Occurring in 1,600 BC, it was considered the biggest volcano eruption in the world. Since then, assumptions were made about it being the home of Atlantis.
Got to admit that it is saddening that the pandemic hit. However, let’s keep our spirits high and work together to put an end to the pandemic. Once it is all over, bring your friends and family to Santorini and experience a place like never before.