Best Tourist Places to Visit in Santorini, Greece, Europe
Santorini is an island and is officially called as Thira situated in the southern Aegean Sea covering an area of 90.69 square kilometers (35 square miles) in Greece Country. The economy of the island depends on agriculture, tourism wine industries and hotels and resorts one of the most popular tourism destinations in the country. Santorini is the active volcanic hub in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc and surrounded by Anafi, Los, Sikinos, Folegandros Kritiko Pelagos islands and situated at the distance of 300 kilometers from Athens, capital of Greece. Coordinates of Santorini are 36.4167° N, 25.4333° E.
Cuisine and culture of Santorini:
Santorini is known for its cuisine and some of the renowned cuisines are bratada, koskoselam santorinio Stougato, Tsounisti and Melltinia and wine is consumed every day. Santorini the island is known for its traditional architecture similar to that of the Cyclades, with low lying cubical houses and populace of the island speak Greek language and English is understood by everyone.
What to see in Santorini?
Kamari Beach is situated at the distance of 4 kilometers from center of the city is the main attraction in the city and beach offers water sports activities and Mesa Vouno rock is the main attraction in the beach.
Red Beach is situated at the distance of 11 kilometers from center of the city near Akrotiri is one of the most renowned beaches on the island and consists of red and black volcanic rocks, attracts the people from all over the world.
Other Places to visit in Santorini:
- White Beach
- Vlychada Beach
- Volcan Wines Museum & Winery
Best time to visit Santorini:
Santorini faces hot desert climate and it is the only territory in the Europe which is served by hot desert climate and temperature typically varies from 10° C to 30° C throughout the year. Best time to visit Santorini is from December to April.
How to reach Santorini?
Santorini can be reached through air or sea route and Santorini (Thira) National Airport is situated at the distance of 3 kilometers from center of the city is the only airport on the island operates daily flights and seasonal international flights to London, Mykonos, Brussels, Zurich, Heraklion, Bucharest, Birmingham, Paris and Barcelona and many other places. Santorini Port is situated at the distance of 8 kilometers from center of the island and tourists can board scheduled ferries from main land Greek to Santorini Island, is the best way to reach the island from mainland.
Accommodation in Santorini:
Santorini is an island and most renowned tourism destination in the country and boasts world class accommodation facilities and hotels are built traditionally with modern amenities that delight the customers to take accommodation in such hotels with facilities like bar, lounge, business center, wellness center, free high speed internet, wheelchair access which cost from $ 15 to $ 300 and above per day. List of some of the hotels in Santorini are as follows:
- Galatia Villas
- La Maltese Estate
- Dreams Luxury Suites
- Andronis Luxury Suites
- Lithies Traditional Homes
- Katikies Hotel
- Santorini Kastelli Resort
- Canaves Oia Suites
- Alta Vista Suites
- Andronis Boutique Hotel
- Zannos Melathron
- The Majestic Hotel
- La Mer Deluxe Hotel & Spa