Best things to do in Santorini and sightseeing in Santorini
Santorini Island - Santorini
Part of the Cyclades group of the Greek islands, Santorini is famous for its dramatic views, stunning sunsets, the white-washed houses, and its very own active volcano. If you are looking for a combination of beautiful beaches, history, and a truly one-of-a-kind overall urban ambiance. Santorini is one of the best matches in Europe.
Romance is another name for Santorini, for if you will not fall in love with this beauty, you will not fall in love with anything else. Dramatic cliff tops, overlooking the striking blue Aegan sea and the sparkling white architecture make this volcanic island the coolest place to be for honeymooners.
Oia - Santorini
If you want to avoid the crowds, head for the small picturesque village of Oia (pronounced ee-ah) in early afternoon or in the morning, because in the late afternoon it gets crowded with people watching the sunset. Make sure that you explore the back alleys, the quiet corners of both Oia and Fira Town. There isn't much to do in these small towns, aside from walking and admire the beauty of the island. It can't be quite explained in words, but Santorini may be one of the most beautiful places you'll ever visit. Everything seems created to please the eye, so I compulsively took pictures of everything I saw.
Akrotiri - Santorini
Thira - Santorini
Atlantis Books E.E. - Santorini
Another pastime could be browsing through the bookshelf of Atlantis Books in Oia. It was opened by two friends who were on holiday in Santorini a few years ago and ran out of books to read. Upon finding out that Santorini had no bookshop, they decided to open one. It's an inspiring place, where books are cherished, recommended, and always treated with love. Check out the name of that box of used books: pre-loved books, isn't it lovely? Inside it's cosy, with literally pyramids and piles of books, quotations from famous writers, Greek classics and a lovely but uncomfortable staircase that you have to climb to reach the terrace.