Santorini is not only one of the most beautiful islands in the world but is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.
Santorini has been continuously mentioned in the media as one of the top places to visit. It has been ranking as number one place to visit on TripAdvisor and other travel websites and magazines around the world. It has been visited by the rich and the famous and by millions of people around the world! I visited Santorini back in 2013.
Here are 5 reasons why you should visit
1.The Morning View!
We arrived in Santorini late in the night to wake up to this breathtaking view.
Not bad, don’t you think?
2. Food and wine
I would go back to Santorini just to eat in some of the nicest restaurants I have tried in Greece! And what is better than eating with a view!
Restaurants I recommend:
Super romantic, great view, lovely food! Go there with your partner and fall in love!
Our absolutely favorite, we spent all of our lunches here, yes…. all of them! This is how good this restaurant is! This place was recommended to us by a local friend. You might not have the view here but you will get great service, fantastic !!!! food, locally made products and great wine!
This is a very uncomplicated tapas place in the most cosmopolitan place of the island, Oia!
We enjoyed delicious meze/tapas here, accompanied by a greek cold beer!
And of course we loved the view!
Local wines you should try:
White: Assyrtiko, Athiri and Aidani
Red: Mavrotragano and Mandilaria
Dessert wine: Visanto
Maybe you are interested in awarded interior design, or you like luxury, or you want to experience how it is to sleep in a cave house or you just want to wake up to enjoy the most breathtaking view, or you just want it all….
Even though accommodation here is very very expensive this is a once in a lifetime experience!
We stayed at Ira Hotel, the service and the amenities here were impeccable! I have literally no words to thank the personnel of this place for a memorable experience.
4.Life is a beach
The sea water here is as clean as you can get! From the exclusive Red Beach to the family beach Monolithos or from the cosmopolitan Perivolos to touristic Kamari and Perissa, Santorini offers some of the best beaches you have seen.
Santorini is supposed to have the best sunsets around the world!
Well… I agree!
You can either watch the sunset at Oia Village, Imerovigli, your hotel or anywhere you choose!