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What to see in Santorini


If you’re planning a trip to Greece, and Santorini is on your list, Record go has a handy list of things to see and do on the island. Whether you’re planning to explore Greece with a rental car from the Athens airport, or you are starting your trip at Thessaloniki airport, renting a car and driving through Greece with the option of “island hopping” is certainly an excellent way to see this Eastern Mediterranean country. 

Santorini is one of the islands that make up the Cyclades group of islands in the Aegean Sea. With its striking scenery of rocks and cliffs and Mediterranean beauty, this island is one of the most visited places in Greece.  



Things to see and do in Santorini 


  • Visit Fira, the capital of Santorini. Wander around the famous narrow streets with blue and white houses, spend some time at a viewpoint overlooking the sea and take a perfect photo of your visit to Greece.
  • Board the Santorini cable car and see the breathtaking views from the top.
  • As well as a wide selection of restaurants, bars, pubs or nightclubs, you’ll find great nightlife all over Santorini.
  • Go to Oia, which alongside Fira is one of Santorini’s must-see places. Oia has the best sunset views on the island. That makes Oia perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Visit Amoudi Bay. This charming fishing village is very close to Oia. It’s an ideal place for sampling Mediterranean cuisine in authentic seafood bars and restaurants on the seafront, not to mention the breathtaking views of Oia.
  • Take a boat trip around Santorini. Spend the day sailing, diving and swimming in the Aegean Sea.
  • Do a wine tour and go wine tasting in Santorini.



Santorini’s best beaches and coves 



  • Red Beach in Santorini, famous for its volcanic coloured cliffs.
  • White Beach, very close to Red Beach, is quieter, but trickier to access as it can only be reached by boat.
  • Kamari Beach. Typical black sand beach where many water sports are available.
  • If you’re taking your children to Santorini, you’ll find Monolithos is one of the best family beaches.
  • Perissa or Perivolos Beach: a large beach with a great choice of bars and restaurants.



Where to eat and try traditional Greek cuisine in Santorini 


  • Pitogyros. A popular, highly recommended restaurant in Oia for eating gyros, a Greek-style meat dish.
  • Lucky’s Souvlakis in Fira serves good, economical food, with the best pitas and gyros in the area.
  • Volkan on the Rocks. The name says it all. If you’re looking a place that serves good food in Santorini with fabulous views. Volkan is a perfect spot to enjoy the best sunsets you can imagine.
  • Brusco, in the village of Pyrgos, is a cosy restaurant with a menu of simple dishes cooked with fresh, high-quality products, such as tomatoes stuffed with aubergine and cheese.



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