An island famous for its breathtaking views and an explosion of charm; this is Santorini. The dream moments are forever limp there, like a volcano.
Welcome to the Aegean Sea, one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Santorini is an island of Cyclades that can give you moments of mythology as well as superlative feelings with intensity of contrasts. It is located north of Crete, and almost equidistant between the Greek and Turkey coastlines.
Spa in the middle of the Aegean Sea
If you do not have a boat (which will not happen when you arrange your holidays with Sailpaths), then you can rent one or take the boats that leave from Athinios, Gialos or Amoudi to take the Caldera round. Wild, steep cliffs, secret cave churches and old mineral stairs will bring you to the islet of Old Kameni. If you can, dive into the warm waters and enjoy a natural, "volcanic" spa. Alternatively, you can dive into the green waters of the overflow pools at the edge of the cliff, with the natural continuity of the Aegean stretching out in front of you. You could either relax in comfortable sun loungers with cool cocktails or enjoy massage and jacuzzi in the suites.
The black earth with the white washed Caldera villages and the simple Cycladic lineswill make you take the most extraordinary photos. All Social Medias will adore your shots!
Beaches under the nature sculptures
Black sand, red sand and white rocks: here, the beaches are full of colors. In Red Beach, White Beach, Vlychada, Perivolos, Perissa and Kamari, the volcanic land creates immortal artwork. Another famous place is Akrotiri. It is positioned on the southern tip of the island, and so you have an incredible view of the volcano as well as the entire west coast of Santorini, with incredibly friendly locals to help you in whatever you might need.
You cannot miss these magnificent places, as it will be like losing the personal tickets of your paradise. Hammocks, deck chairs, drinks, cocktails, delicacies and everything else you are looking for in your ideal holiday, you will find them on the organized beaches of Santorini.
The Caldera: Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia
The small, crescent-shaped island hugs a volcanic caldera that you can visit.Walk early in the morning or afternoon from Fira to Firostefani and Imerovigli, on the edge of the Caldera. In the villages of the Caldera you will meet cave houses on volcanic terrain with a unique architectural "innovation". If you love hiking with a few more uphill and downhill you can continue on the path to Oia, passing through Profitis Ilias, the small church of Stavros, the Black Mountain, which is iris at sunset. The images you will see do not fit into words but maybe only to photos.
Sunset in Oia: myastagogical holidays
Thousands of visitors come here from all over the world and it is an experience that is not described in words. Oia is a small village, previously known as Apano Meria. The Ancient Greek Oia was one of the two harbours of ancient Thera and the main reason for its great popularity is the caldera, which was created after a disastrous volcanic eruption that occurred almost 2,000,000 years ago. The result was the creation of the caldera cliff and for a few minutes, you will feel the energy of the place. When the sun sinks into the Aegean the romantic ambience will leave you breathless and you will take this sunset with you forever. And take a word of advice from us: Get there early! It gets SUPER over crowded around sunset.
On the other hand, there is the sunset of the eminent……If you prefer a quiet sunset, which few know, see it from Skaro of Imerovigli, from Kato Fira or from the lighthouse of Akrotiri. It is a unique sight for your eyes-only.
The colorful Canavas (Wineries) of Finikia
Two steps from cosmopolitan Oia discover a settlement ... colorful! The blue and pink houses of Finikia village face colorful flowers with their smells resembling expensive perfumes as well as the sea view from afar. The old Canavas (wineries) have turned into colorful houses. Wander through the cobbled streets; view the Aegean Sea from the Agia Matrona's courtyard and taste local delicacies at the village's taverns.
Gastronomy lessons in Santorini
The islanders open their kitchen doors and they let you have Santorini at your table. What is born when the Aegean meets the peculiarity of volcanic soils? Unique gastronomic products.
In the Gourmet courses you will make recipes from the gastronomy of Santorini, like: tomato balls, sponge, melitini, sweet cucumber.
You will also try the anhydrated Santorini tomato, fava, caper, and white eggplant. Here, chefs experiment, marrying traditional recipes with Mediterranean cuisine and highlighting Santorini at a unique gourmet destination in the Aegean.
The wine of the ancient vineyard
The Time of Dionysus!!! After a delicious tradition meal you will need a dessert wine, so as to complete the blast of flavors. The most suitable for this is the famous Vinsanto, the sweet wine from the volcanic vineyards, which counts over 3,200 years of life. Alternatively, you can taste the unique dry red and white local wines with candles on the terrace, and a romantic dinner for two.
Wedding under the shadow of the volcano
Santorini is essentially a honeymoon island that emanates romance regardless where you are on the island. It is an ideal destination either you are looking for your dream wedding or to renew your wedding vows. You can choose your ideal wedding on the unspoilt Caldera background or on the volcano.
In the courtyards of the churches, the terraces of the hotels and the Caldera restaurants, the wedding scenery reminds of a romantic tale. In Santorini, you can live a fairy tale that is truly yours!