Santorini: Discovering the Stunning Beauty of Greece's Cycladic Islands

The ultimate guide to the precious gem of the Aegean, Santorini. It is built into the Cycladic group of islands. Santorini is known for its breathtaking sunsets, Santorini gives you many choices if you are going on a romantic or family trip or want to experience everything for yourself.

This detailed handbook will teach you everything you need to know to make the most of your trip to this captivating tropical getaway. We will discover the best locations, activities, and cultural landmarks for every budget and style, whether it is the beautiful village of Oia, the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, or quiet spots less traveled by tourists. Are you ready to experience Santorini's pristine beauty and create unforgettable memories with a Europe trip package?

The Perfect Time to Go to Santorini

The best season to visit Santorini is in summer and autumn, between April and November, with the average temperature shifting from 11°C to 22°C. The Santorini tourist flow increases during the summer and fall because the weather is most comfortable for sunbathing and exploring the outlets. Santorini has the typical Mediterranean weather: summers are hot and dry, and winters are cool and wet. So, book your  Europe trip package accordingly.

The weather in Santorini and other Mediterranean countries is good to visit, even in the winter. But the best season is between April and November, with no significant rainfall, beautiful blue skies, and a warm feeling of coziness. These eight months are the finest time to pay a visit to Santorini.

Things to Do in Santorini

Discover the Akrotiri Lighthouse

One of the best things for you to do on your Europe trip package in Santorini is to see the sunset at Oia Castle, which is an unforgettable experience. The view of the windmills, the whitewashed houses still sitting on the edge of the caldera, and the sunset painted into a beautiful pastiche is perfect. It's making the early 15th-century castle more heavenly. Tourists can see the best sunset views from the Panoramic Viewpoint situated in the castle. Make sure to visit here during your trip to Europe.

Experience Santorini on ATV

One of the things that I find amazing about Santorini is that this island offers you the possibility to discover its natural beauty in an ATV and rush through it. Among the best and most favorite tracks for ATV riding in Santorini might be Fira to Akrotiri. Akrotiri village to Akrotiri lighthouse, Perissa, where you can ride along the shore, and then back from Perissa to Fira. It is the cheapest, as you could rent an ATV from the tour operators in Santorini. They have a chance to see Santorini on slower wheels! You can ask Nitsa Holidays to add them to your Europe tour packages for couples.

Explore Kamari Beach

This neighborhood in Greece is the liveliest and the best one in Greece. It looks nice with black sand and a pebble beach. The shore is the scene of several late-night bars, posh cocktail lounges, and tavernas that have made it a destination point to be seen in Greece. If you are on your honeymoon it is best for you to add in your Europe couple travel packages. Kamari Beach is a sprawling, crescent-shaped sandy beach famous for its turquoise-clear waters. Snorkeling here is thrilling, and one often calls it a real tropical beach paradise. 

The volcano and hot springs are worth a visit

A volcano tour is the finest way to involve yourself in the fantastic history of the volcanic island. It's the best activity for thrill-seekers to hike up the volcanic mountain, take the adrenalin rush, and dip in the springs that heal with hot water. Several boat tours are available for you to chill, swim, and savor local dishes and drinks. You will enjoy the most exciting time on a boat tour with your family or friends. 

Swim on the Black Sea Shore 

If you are a couple and booked your Europe couple travel packages, Perivolos Beach is a must-see place that you can't skip on your romantic journey. The beach represents a catalyst for relaxation and recreation that enriches leisure quality. Black sands with sparkling waters are another enticing feature of the island, and they lure adventurous souls to participate in the Jet Ski Safaris. This is where you will find all the beach bars here playing music till late afternoon.

Red Beach 

Red Beach, near the village of Akrotiri, is one of the island's main tourist attractions. Brightly colored red hills, cliffs, and sands form a stunning landscape. The red pebbles on the sea bed set off the crystal blue waters and create just the right palette of contrasting tones. Some catamaran trips close to Red Beach will allow you to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Santorini while swimming.  Make sure to add this to your Europe couple travel packages.

Elias Monastery 

There are several churches scattered across the island of Santorini. Small churches, significant monasteries—as you walk around, you see everything. Another major attraction is the Prophet Elias Monastery, which looks like a fortress from the outside. It will also be part of your  Europe trip package. Besides being a hub of history, it is also reputed to be the highest point from which you can observe a unique panorama of Santorini. The monastery features four small chapels and is one of my favorite spots for taking pictures. 

Akrotiri Excavations

You also have the chance to walk through the remains of this well-preserved town and find yourself in the prehistoric era. It is a mandatory place for people delighted to research history and archeology to visit. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira also hosts some rare finds alongside the items with the greatest value. You must visit the Lost Atlantis Experience Museum to complete it. The first interactive museum worldwide focuses on the theory of Atlantis and its connection to the island of Santorini. 

Taste the local cuisine

The land of Santorini Island is fertile and has specific products that amuse palates for their delicious taste—the secret lies in the volcanic character of the land. The list of activities on this island is incomplete once you visit a traditional tavern to taste local dishes, such as fava, tomato fritters, white-eggplant salad, Greek salad with capers, and wine. In addition, you need to visit a famous sea tavern that serves a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood dishes. There, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the island. 

As a foodie, you will become a major fan of Greek cuisine during your trip to Europe., which is very delicious. Lastly, food from Santorini doesn’t get any fresher than that! Additionally, you can hang out with the locals and partake in their famous Greek hospitality. Make sure you cover all these in your Europe trip package. 

Therefore, you can book your Europe trip package with Nitsa Holidays and create a lot of amazing memories. So, pack your bags and connect with Nitsa Holidays to book your Europe couple travel packages or Europe family travel packages.