Meet Santorini (travel guide by Flora/Vasilis)

Flora/Vasilis
Flora/Vasilis
Meet Santorini (travel guide by Flora/Vasilis)

Γειτονιές

The city of Fira is renowned for its unique architecture of houses which are built on steep cliffs next to each other, creating countless levels. It is worth walking the streets enjoying the view of the Caldera and the Volcano as well as visiting the Old Port using the cable car or the traditional means of transportation, the donkey or even descending about 600 stairs for a unique experience
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Thera
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The city of Fira is renowned for its unique architecture of houses which are built on steep cliffs next to each other, creating countless levels. It is worth walking the streets enjoying the view of the Caldera and the Volcano as well as visiting the Old Port using the cable car or the traditional means of transportation, the donkey or even descending about 600 stairs for a unique experience
Imerovigli is a traditional village located on the highest point of the part of Santorini facing the caldera, 300m. above the sea level. It is built according the traditional architecture and has some of the most characteristic churches of Santorini. Imerovigli offers hotels with great view to the natural rock formation called Skaros.
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Imerovigli
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Imerovigli is a traditional village located on the highest point of the part of Santorini facing the caldera, 300m. above the sea level. It is built according the traditional architecture and has some of the most characteristic churches of Santorini. Imerovigli offers hotels with great view to the natural rock formation called Skaros.
Oia or Ano Meria (as locals call the village of Oia) is located 11 km north-east of Fira and is the absolute must- see during your visit to Santorini. The most popular spot on the island for sunset is here and it is the castle of St. Nicholas. Oia has wonderful architecture that combines the rich captains the cave dwellings of crews of ships which have now become luxury hotels . Even if you are not staying in Oia visit to the village is essential.
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Oia
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Oia or Ano Meria (as locals call the village of Oia) is located 11 km north-east of Fira and is the absolute must- see during your visit to Santorini. The most popular spot on the island for sunset is here and it is the castle of St. Nicholas. Oia has wonderful architecture that combines the rich captains the cave dwellings of crews of ships which have now become luxury hotels . Even if you are not staying in Oia visit to the village is essential.
Perissa and Perivolos beach. These two black sand beaches are very similar and form the longest stretch of beaches in Santorini. Both are organized beaches with plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds so you can enjoy the sun in luxury and comfort, with restaurants and tavernas close by. Perissa is not just the most popular beach of Santorini. Here are remnants of the Byzantine Period, the Church of Agia Irini (Santa Irini, from which the name Santorini derived), the Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) and the Museum of Minerals and Fossils with exceptional exhibits Perivolos is one of the longest beaches in Cyclades Perivolos, combines a “day club scene”, an extension of Santorini’s nightlife, with beach bars playing club music, DJ guest appearances, beach volleyball tournaments and various happenings. The beach is well organized with lifeguards, sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports, restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars, supermarkets, showers, public toilets and a playground.
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Perissa
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Perissa and Perivolos beach. These two black sand beaches are very similar and form the longest stretch of beaches in Santorini. Both are organized beaches with plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds so you can enjoy the sun in luxury and comfort, with restaurants and tavernas close by. Perissa is not just the most popular beach of Santorini. Here are remnants of the Byzantine Period, the Church of Agia Irini (Santa Irini, from which the name Santorini derived), the Church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) and the Museum of Minerals and Fossils with exceptional exhibits Perivolos is one of the longest beaches in Cyclades Perivolos, combines a “day club scene”, an extension of Santorini’s nightlife, with beach bars playing club music, DJ guest appearances, beach volleyball tournaments and various happenings. The beach is well organized with lifeguards, sunbeds, umbrellas, water sports, restaurants, taverns, cafes, bars, supermarkets, showers, public toilets and a playground.
Probably the most highly touristic spot of the island with regard to aesthetics and amenities. It was built after the 1956 earthquake in order to cover the high touristic needs. Kamari has one of the most beautiful and well-organised beaches on the island (particularly the side towards the cliff), awarded with the blue flag. Black sand, waters sports alternatives and many beach chairs compose the setting. There are also numerous food and drink options here, as well as the only open air cinema on the island. Following a path high in the mountain, you can reach the church of Zoodochos Pigi to quench your thirst with water straight from the spring located in the cave.
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Kamari
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Probably the most highly touristic spot of the island with regard to aesthetics and amenities. It was built after the 1956 earthquake in order to cover the high touristic needs. Kamari has one of the most beautiful and well-organised beaches on the island (particularly the side towards the cliff), awarded with the blue flag. Black sand, waters sports alternatives and many beach chairs compose the setting. There are also numerous food and drink options here, as well as the only open air cinema on the island. Following a path high in the mountain, you can reach the church of Zoodochos Pigi to quench your thirst with water straight from the spring located in the cave.
Pyrgos is the largest preserved village on Santorini and the island’s former capital. Strategically built in the heart of the pre-volcanic hinterland and at the foot of Mt Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos affords panoramic views. A different side of Santorini emerges, an aspect that harkens back to the picturesque Greek villages of yesteryear. Here, the pace of life is more relaxed; cats stroll in the alleys, families dress up in their Sunday best to go to church, and piano lessons can be heard through the open windows of the cultural society. The main square, with its tall pine trees and quaint little coffee shops, is the focal point for socializing and entertainment. Regardless of the season, its busiest time is noon, when people gather for ouzo or Santorinian beer accompanied by excellent local meze.
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Pyrgos Kallistis
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Pyrgos is the largest preserved village on Santorini and the island’s former capital. Strategically built in the heart of the pre-volcanic hinterland and at the foot of Mt Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos affords panoramic views. A different side of Santorini emerges, an aspect that harkens back to the picturesque Greek villages of yesteryear. Here, the pace of life is more relaxed; cats stroll in the alleys, families dress up in their Sunday best to go to church, and piano lessons can be heard through the open windows of the cultural society. The main square, with its tall pine trees and quaint little coffee shops, is the focal point for socializing and entertainment. Regardless of the season, its busiest time is noon, when people gather for ouzo or Santorinian beer accompanied by excellent local meze.
Emporio is the largest village of Santorini, built in the lowlands, at the foot of Profitis Ilias Mountain. The village was probably named Emporio (=trade) because it used to be the center of the commercial affairs in the past. A remarkable spot is the Gavrilos hills that have eight traditional windmills and offer a ravishing view. The village holds admirable blue-domed churches and tiny chapels, among them the great church of Agios Nikolaos Marmaritis which is made of marble. The big attraction of Emporio is the medieval Kasteli, one of the five fortified castles of Santorini. Inside the castle there is a church that dates back to the 16th century or earlier. In close distance lies the Tower of Nimborio (The “Goulas”), a square building that was used as a watchtower and a refuge.
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Emporio
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Emporio is the largest village of Santorini, built in the lowlands, at the foot of Profitis Ilias Mountain. The village was probably named Emporio (=trade) because it used to be the center of the commercial affairs in the past. A remarkable spot is the Gavrilos hills that have eight traditional windmills and offer a ravishing view. The village holds admirable blue-domed churches and tiny chapels, among them the great church of Agios Nikolaos Marmaritis which is made of marble. The big attraction of Emporio is the medieval Kasteli, one of the five fortified castles of Santorini. Inside the castle there is a church that dates back to the 16th century or earlier. In close distance lies the Tower of Nimborio (The “Goulas”), a square building that was used as a watchtower and a refuge.

Αξιοθέατα

The tradition of Santorini kept alive in Kontochori Fira, in that cave was built a half century ago approximately. Where today houses the Folklore Museum, which is worth visiting the traveler. The house, which houses, remained untouched by the earthquake of 1956, restored in 1973 and then placed in this old furniture and utensils, family heirlooms, the position utilitarian belong.
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Lignos Folklore Museum
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The tradition of Santorini kept alive in Kontochori Fira, in that cave was built a half century ago approximately. Where today houses the Folklore Museum, which is worth visiting the traveler. The house, which houses, remained untouched by the earthquake of 1956, restored in 1973 and then placed in this old furniture and utensils, family heirlooms, the position utilitarian belong.
One of the most important museums of Greece is the spectacular Museum of Prehistoric Thera that lies in the capital of Santorini, Fira. It is housed in a state-of-the-art, two-story building whose erection started in the beginning of the 1970s and it was finally offered to the public in 2000. The finds that are on display on the Prehistoric Museum of Thera come from the various excavations that were carried out on the island, such as at the settlements of Akrotiri and Potamos, rescue excavations at different sites on the island as well as some objects that were discovered by chance or handed over.
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Musée préhistorique de Théra
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One of the most important museums of Greece is the spectacular Museum of Prehistoric Thera that lies in the capital of Santorini, Fira. It is housed in a state-of-the-art, two-story building whose erection started in the beginning of the 1970s and it was finally offered to the public in 2000. The finds that are on display on the Prehistoric Museum of Thera come from the various excavations that were carried out on the island, such as at the settlements of Akrotiri and Potamos, rescue excavations at different sites on the island as well as some objects that were discovered by chance or handed over.
An extraordinary and very interesting museum lies in the center of Fira, the capital of Santorini, very close to the cable car. The Archaeological Museum of Thera is a very educational small gem that offers an insight into the island’s past and proves how sophisticated the civilizations that preceded us were. The Archaeological Museum is a great place for those who are interested in other cultures and wish to become acquainted with the history of Santorini. There are three main collections on display ‒ sculpture from the Archaic to the Roman Period, inscriptions dating from the Archaic to the Roman Period as well as vases and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic Periods.
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Musée Archéologique de Théra
Erithrou Stavrou
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An extraordinary and very interesting museum lies in the center of Fira, the capital of Santorini, very close to the cable car. The Archaeological Museum of Thera is a very educational small gem that offers an insight into the island’s past and proves how sophisticated the civilizations that preceded us were. The Archaeological Museum is a great place for those who are interested in other cultures and wish to become acquainted with the history of Santorini. There are three main collections on display ‒ sculpture from the Archaic to the Roman Period, inscriptions dating from the Archaic to the Roman Period as well as vases and clay figurines from the Geometric to the Hellenistic Periods.
Τhe Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi in Fira, was founded in 1980 with the initiative and financial funding of the Catholic Diocese of Santorini. It is housed in Megaro Gyzi in Fira, to a 17th century old family mansion of exceptional architectural interest, which survived the earthquake of 1956. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where six Permanent Collections are exhibited. Collection of authentic engravings, of old historical manuscripts, of paintings of Santorini, of paintings donated by Pinto΄s couple, of old photographs of scenic Santorini and Santorini΄s strata
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Megaro Gyzi
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Τhe Cultural Centre Megaro Gyzi in Fira, was founded in 1980 with the initiative and financial funding of the Catholic Diocese of Santorini. It is housed in Megaro Gyzi in Fira, to a 17th century old family mansion of exceptional architectural interest, which survived the earthquake of 1956. The Megaro Gyzi Museum is situated in the Halls of the Cultural Centre, where six Permanent Collections are exhibited. Collection of authentic engravings, of old historical manuscripts, of paintings of Santorini, of paintings donated by Pinto΄s couple, of old photographs of scenic Santorini and Santorini΄s strata
In the south of the island lies the ancient city of Akrotiri. It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, whose remains have been well preserved after being buried under tonnes of volcanic ash for more than 3500 years. For many it is known as the Pompeii of the Cyclades, which also gave rise to the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis.
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Akrotiri
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In the south of the island lies the ancient city of Akrotiri. It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean, whose remains have been well preserved after being buried under tonnes of volcanic ash for more than 3500 years. For many it is known as the Pompeii of the Cyclades, which also gave rise to the legend of the lost continent of Atlantis.
One of the most recognisable and beautiful of the Santorini beaches. The contrasting colours of soaring red cliffs and clear blue waters combine to make a perfect setting.
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Plage rouge
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One of the most recognisable and beautiful of the Santorini beaches. The contrasting colours of soaring red cliffs and clear blue waters combine to make a perfect setting.

Φαγητό

The largest Super Market in Fira city (about 15 minutes on foot from our place).
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ΣΚΛΑΒΕΝΙΤΗΣ Supermarket
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The largest Super Market in Fira city (about 15 minutes on foot from our place).
SVORONOS -The bakery is a family business that began its activity in 1896.10-15 minutes on foot from our accommodation this place offer wonderful tasting experience. A broad range of traditional products, pastries and delicious desserts will find to this space in Fira, 300 meters from the Central Square.
Svoronos Bakery
25is Martiou
SVORONOS -The bakery is a family business that began its activity in 1896.10-15 minutes on foot from our accommodation this place offer wonderful tasting experience. A broad range of traditional products, pastries and delicious desserts will find to this space in Fira, 300 meters from the Central Square.
Located in the heart of Fira town, operating since 2005, providing the quality and the authentic Santorinian and Mediterranean cuisine.
Parea Tavern
Located in the heart of Fira town, operating since 2005, providing the quality and the authentic Santorinian and Mediterranean cuisine.
Τhe favorite of the locals! Here you will surely find very tasty and traditional dishes and a staff with a great smile willing to serve you. You have to taste the Santorini's Tomatoballs and the Fava beans. Highly recommended!!!
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To Pinakio
Eparchiaki Odos Mesarias-Archeas Thiras
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Τhe favorite of the locals! Here you will surely find very tasty and traditional dishes and a staff with a great smile willing to serve you. You have to taste the Santorini's Tomatoballs and the Fava beans. Highly recommended!!!

Wine tasting

One of the finest wineries of Santorini is situated in the traditional village of Pyrgos, in a wonderful area on the top of the caldera. Santorini is renowned for its local wine varieties as it holds a huge tradition in winemaking thanks to the rich volcanic soil and Santo Wines is a notable representative and the biggest wine producer of the island that dates back to 1947. Santo Wines hosts popular wine tastings and wedding ceremonies as well, as the place is ideal for special events. It is advisable that you make a reservation beforehand. You will be pleased to find out that the staff is very kind and helpful. Visit this gem of Santorini and get ready for the most palatable journey.
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Santo Wines
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One of the finest wineries of Santorini is situated in the traditional village of Pyrgos, in a wonderful area on the top of the caldera. Santorini is renowned for its local wine varieties as it holds a huge tradition in winemaking thanks to the rich volcanic soil and Santo Wines is a notable representative and the biggest wine producer of the island that dates back to 1947. Santo Wines hosts popular wine tastings and wedding ceremonies as well, as the place is ideal for special events. It is advisable that you make a reservation beforehand. You will be pleased to find out that the staff is very kind and helpful. Visit this gem of Santorini and get ready for the most palatable journey.
Venetsanos winery is carved into the cliffs just above the port of Athinios. Because of the steep cliffside, the winery had to be built in an unusual way, starting from the top and then continuing to the foundation. When visiting Venetsanos Winery you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the caldera, you can take a small tour to see the old winery and you can also enjoy a glass of wine (or more).Wine tasting is available and you can choose to taste as many wines as you likes.
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Domaine viticole Venetsanos
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Venetsanos winery is carved into the cliffs just above the port of Athinios. Because of the steep cliffside, the winery had to be built in an unusual way, starting from the top and then continuing to the foundation. When visiting Venetsanos Winery you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the caldera, you can take a small tour to see the old winery and you can also enjoy a glass of wine (or more).Wine tasting is available and you can choose to taste as many wines as you likes.

Have fun !

Open Air Cinema Kamari (or Cinekamari) is a unique place for entertainment and a very different experience than your usual movie theater. It is actually considered one of the 10 best open air cinemas in the world.Doors open at 20.30 and the movie starts at 21.30. The entrance fee is 8 euros and inside you will find a beautiful bar with where you can buy cocktails and snacks.
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Open Air Cinema Kamari
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Open Air Cinema Kamari (or Cinekamari) is a unique place for entertainment and a very different experience than your usual movie theater. It is actually considered one of the 10 best open air cinemas in the world.Doors open at 20.30 and the movie starts at 21.30. The entrance fee is 8 euros and inside you will find a beautiful bar with where you can buy cocktails and snacks.
A unique musical interactive show designed for visitors to the island who want to engage with the local culture in an entertaining way! You are invited to take part as a guest in a traditional Greek wedding. A life changing ceremony, a group celebration. Be part of the story. Meet the family. Eat, drink, dance, and break plates. The custom is traditional.The experience is not!
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The White Door Theatro
Erithrou Stavrou
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A unique musical interactive show designed for visitors to the island who want to engage with the local culture in an entertaining way! You are invited to take part as a guest in a traditional Greek wedding. A life changing ceremony, a group celebration. Be part of the story. Meet the family. Eat, drink, dance, and break plates. The custom is traditional.The experience is not!