Top 9 things to do in Santorini
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Top 9 things to do in Santorini

The British newspaper Express publishes the Top 9 things that a tourist must do in Santorini. The journalist begins the article by describing Santorini as the crown jewel of Greece and adds that it is beloved as one of the most romantic places on earth.

1. The beautiful beaches are legendary
Just a short walk from the ancient site of Akrotiri is Red Beach with its famous red and black volcanic pebbles. The black sands of Kamiri Beach are overlooked by the imposing Meso Vouno rock as it rises from the Aegean Sea and the Profitis Ilias Mountains.
2. The idyllic village of Oia is one of the most photographed in Greece
Situated on top of an impressive cliff, it boasts spectacular views over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni. Wander among the maze of narrow streets with its blue domed churches and numerous art galleries and tavernas.
3. Oia
It is said to have some of the most beautiful sunsets on earth, but in actual fact there are many spots on the island to take in the stunning pink and gold rays as the sun drops into the sea. The village of Imerovigli with its panoramic views is one, as is Vilhada beach with its volcanic scenery.
4. Bed down in a cave house, a famed part of Santorinian architecture
Cave houses or ‘yposkafa’ were historically built by island locals to protect themselves against gusty winds. Now many have been converted by renowned architects into luxurious places to stay.
5. Ensure you sample the stunning local cuisine
6. Take to the water and view the island from a different perspective
Santorini is known for its sailing, whether you choose to charter a yacht or opt for a catamaran tour. Scuba diving is also taking off here, and you’ll certainly get a unique view of the volcanic landscape from ‘under the surface’.
7. Wine production
Wine on Santorini dates back to Roman times and it is still one of the main local products. The volcanic landscape is said to give the wine here special features.
8. Visit the lovely village of Emporio
With its well-preserved ancient castle or ‘Kastelli’, myriad of churches and historic architecture galore. Overlooking the beaches of Perissa and Perivolos, this is the perfect spot for people watching from a pavement tavern.
9. Soak up some history at the site of Akrotiri
Α once-buried Minoan city that has recently undergone extensive reconstruction work. Wander the streets and squares of this prehistoric city that 30,000 once called home and is often referred to as the ‘Pompeii of the Aegean.’