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1. Fira

Fira
4.5 /5

7 km
from city center
1 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Fira is the main town on the island located on top of the cliff. The town doesn't have much to offer apart from its stunning beauty, amazing landscapes, the museum, few bars, and clubs.

2. Oia

Oia
4.3 /5

6 km
from city center
2 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Oia, also known as La is another picturesque town located in the western part of the island. Loved by both tourists and artists, the town is the destination for all the cruise ships coming from all over the Europe.

3. Akrotiri

Akrotiri
4.2 /5

8 km
from city center
3 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Akrotiri is known for its famous Minoan civilization settlement. The ruins are well preserved and the site is not much known.

4. Perissa

Perissa
3.8 /5

12 km
from city center
4 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Another sea-side yet quiet town of Santorini, Perissa is famous for its long black sand beaches. All the usual water based activities take place here. Also, a regular water taxi is there to take you to the neighbouring town of Kamari on a round trip.

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5. The Volcano

The Volcano
3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The volcano in Santorini is the main reason of how the island looks like. It is an active volcano and it last erupted in 1956.

6. Winery

Winery
3.7 /5

8 km
from city center
6 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Wines are the best thing you can take back from the Santorini island. The volcanic soil provides an altogether amazing climate for grapes to flourish.

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7. Amoudi Beach

Amoudi Beach

161 km
from city center
7 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Amoudi Beach is a beautiful bay and a small port located at the bottom of the beautiful Oia village. Unlike other typical beaches, it is a rocky volcanic coast with crystalline water perfect for diving. It is also ideal for peaceful walks.

8. Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

7 km
from city center
8 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera, located in Fira, exhibits Santorini's history and ancient civilization. It houses findings from the excavation of the ancient village of Akoriti, Potamas, Thera and many others areas of Santorini. It consists of exhibits such as marble statues, weapons, tools, jewellery, objects of everyday use, wall painting and more.

9. Kamari Beach

Kamari Beach

12 km
from city center
9 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Kamari Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santorini with a stretch of 5 kms of black volcanic sand and crystalline deep waters. It is located at the foot of Mesa Vouno mountain offering a stunning view of the hill. It is a blue flag beach popular for diving, snorkelling, paddle boating, windsurfing, water skiing and surfing.

10. Ancient Thera

Ancient Thera

12 km
from city center
10 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Ancient Thera is the second most important site in Santorini which is a must-visit attraction to deepen knowledge of ancient history and culture and enjoy a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. It is located on Mesa Vouno Mountain close to Kamari town. It houses ruins of elegant Hellenistic shops, sculptures, arts and crafts, and much more.

11. Perissa Beach

Perissa Beach

12 km
from city center
11 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Perissa black sand beach is the most popular beach in Santorini, which lies on the foot of the Mesa Vuono Mountain. It is famous for kayaking and other watersports like canoeing, windsurfing, waterskiing, banana boats, and parasailing. It also has a separate kid's playground and a gorgeous water park with three water slides. The beach has been awarded the E.U Blue Flag.

12. Three Bells of Fira

Three Bells of Fira

7 km
from city center
12 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Three bells of Fira, also known as the Catholic Church of Dormition, is a Greek Catholic church. It is one of the prettiest blue-domed churches in Santorini known for its three bells and breathtaking picturesque views of the Aegean Sea. It is stunning from the inside and offers beautiful sunset views.

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13. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

7 km
from city center
13 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is the main church of Santorini located in the main square of Fira. It is known for its 18th-century decor, ornate sandstone architecture and stunning painted ceilings. It also offers breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding neighbourhood of Fira.

14. Santorini Cable Car

Santorini Cable Car

7 km
from city center
14 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The Santorini cable car is one of the most popular attractions. It starts from the old port to the beautiful capital city Fira and vice versa. The view of the beautiful Aegean Sea and the beautifully aligned white and blue hotels, houses, and restaurants are stunning.

15. Megalochori

Megalochori

7 km
from city center
15 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The traditional Megalochori village is a picturesque lively village located 7 km from Santorini airport. It is a hidden gem with excellent wineries, the largest wine-producing plants in Greece, and beautiful vineyards. The village is dotted with white churches, stunning hotels, cobblestoned narrow streets and alleys. It offers stunning views of the Agean sea.

16. Santorini Lighthouse

Santorini Lighthouse

5 km
from city center
16 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The Santorini Lighthouse, located in Akoriti, is an important site as it was one of the first lighthouses to be constructed in Greece in 1892. It towers on the edge of the rocky cliffs in the southwestern part of the island. The best time to visit is during the sunset for breathtaking views of the sea and the panoramic views of the island. The lighthouse is closed, so no entrance is allowed but one can enjoy views from the rocky cliff.

17. Castle of St Nicholas

Castle of St Nicholas

6 km
from city center
17 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The Castle of St Nicholas is a famous destination to admire the sunset of Santorini. Located on the island's northwest coast, the remains of the 15th-century castle offer the best panoramic views of the island and a perfect spot for clicking picturesque images of Santorini.

18. Skaros Rock

Skaros Rock

6 km
from city center
18 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Skaros Rock is a large volcanic rock formation in the caldera of Santorini. It is located ahead of the village of Imerovigli. The rock is known for its hiking trail starting from Agios Georgios Church and connecting Skaros to the village. It also provides breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding area.

19. Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

7 km
from city center
19 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral is a Greek church known for its beauty, detailed design, and impressive views. It is located at the bottom of Fira town. It is a prominent landmark visible from other landmarks in Santorini. In addition, the building has a lovely outside mosaic and an impressive bell tower.

20. Oia's main street

Oia's main street

7 km
from city center
20 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Oia's main street is one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in the world. It is lined with trendy boutiques, jewellery shops, souvenir shops and art galleries. The street stretches from the church of St. George up to the main former market house. It also has some great spots to view the sunset with local artists playing local tunes.

21. Perivolos Beach

Perivolos Beach

11 km
from city center
21 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Perivolos Beach is one of the longest beaches in Santorini and lies on the island's southern end. It is the most cosmopolitan beach with the best nightclubs on the island. It is a well-organised beach awarded with E.U. Blue Flag. It is popular for scuba diving and jet skiing.

22. White Beach

White Beach

15 km
from city center
22 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The white beach is a small cove on the southwest coast of Santorini with grey volcanic sand and black pebbles. It is also called Lefki Ammos by the locals. The clear turquoise waters here contrast with surrounding white cliffs. It is perfect for sunbathing and snorkelling.

23. Moon Beach

Moon Beach

10 km
from city center
23 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Moon Beach, also known as Vlychada Beach, is a moon-shaped beach located on the southern tip of Santorini, near the beach of Agios Georgios. It is a grey sand beach with clean deep waters which rests below tall cliffs formed by the volcano. It is perfect for sunbathing and snorkelling and is less crowded than other beaches.

24. Thirassia

Thirassia

3 km
from city center
24 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Thirassia island is a quiet, traditional and authentic island that lies opposite Oia, west of Santorini. The island is mainly visited to explore the active volcano history and experience the raw beauty of Thirassia. The highlight is the virgin beaches and pure Cycladic landscape.

25. Tomato Industrial Museum

Tomato Industrial Museum

10 km
from city center
25 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

The Tomato Industrial Museum in Vlychada is an old factory turned into a museum dedicated to Santorini’s tomato paste industry. It showcases processing machines that date back to 1890, old tools, handwritten books, first labels, and taped videos of factory workers. Guided tours and audio tours are available in five languages.

26. Prophet Elias Monastery

Prophet Elias Monastery

5 km
from city center
26 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Prophet Elias Monastery is an architectural monument, located on the top of Mount Profitias Ilias, near Pyros. It is famous for its stunning fortress, museum and panoramic views of the island. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Greece.

27. Kamari Open Air Cinema

Kamari Open Air Cinema

11 km
from city center
27 out of 27
places to visit in Santorini

Cine Kamari is one of the best open-air cinemas in Europe. It is located in Kamari, a 12-minute drive from Fira. All films are in English with Greek subtitles, with doors opening at 8:30 PM and movies starting at 9:30 PM. It is advised to reach early to get the best seats.

FAQs on Santorini

How can I commute within Santorini?

The island is not very big; it takes around 50 minutes from one end to the other. Most tourists prefer covering that distance by foot. However, public bus services costing EUR 1.60, EUR 1.80 and EUR 2.20 run ever half an hour. No daily or weekly passes are available for the services. The buses are air-conditioned but the drivers are not much friendly. Hop on hop off services is also there on the island. Boats sail between major coastal cities. Cars can also be rented for about EUR 45. A popular method to get around on the island is to get an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) which are available on rent for about EUR 20 to EUR 30 per day.
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How much does a package cost for Santorini?

The packages for Santorini start at INR 58485 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Santorini?

The top sightseeing places in Santorini are Fira, Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa, The Volcano, Winery.

What are the top activities in Santorini?

The top activities in Santorini are [Chinese New Year Promo] Santorini Traditional Bus Tour with Oia Sunset, Santorini Volcano, Hot Springs, and Thirassia Island One Day Cruise Tour with Oia Sunset, [Chinese New Year Promo] Santorini Volcanic Islands and Sunset Cruise Trip with Dinner, Santorini Morning Cruise Trip by Tahiti80 or Voyager74, Santorini Cruise with Winery Tour and Sunset in Oia Village, Santorini Wine Tasting Sunset Tour.

What are the top hotels in Santorini?

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