Katerina’s travel guide

Katerina
Katerina’s travel guide

Villages

Oia (pronounced I-a), the most photographed village in Santorini, hardly needs an introduction. Located on the northern point of the island, it is known for its magical sunsets and the village includes traditional cave houses, as well as captain houses, hotels, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. A part of Oia that few people take the time to see, however, is Ammoudi, the village’s port, 200 stairs below. It has a few fish restaurants and cafes and it is the perfect spot for cliff diving.
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Oia Santorini
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Oia (pronounced I-a), the most photographed village in Santorini, hardly needs an introduction. Located on the northern point of the island, it is known for its magical sunsets and the village includes traditional cave houses, as well as captain houses, hotels, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. A part of Oia that few people take the time to see, however, is Ammoudi, the village’s port, 200 stairs below. It has a few fish restaurants and cafes and it is the perfect spot for cliff diving.
The cultural and economic centre of the island, Fira is the capital of Santorini. Located opposite of the volcano, right on the caldera, Fira is home to several restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels and is the leading destination for nightlife on the island. Fira also has its own port, called Ormos, reachable via a cable car or via a mule path by foot or on a mule’s back. This charming port is home to several restaurants and cafes and it is the main departure point for visiting the volcano and Thirassia.
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Thera
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The cultural and economic centre of the island, Fira is the capital of Santorini. Located opposite of the volcano, right on the caldera, Fira is home to several restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels and is the leading destination for nightlife on the island. Fira also has its own port, called Ormos, reachable via a cable car or via a mule path by foot or on a mule’s back. This charming port is home to several restaurants and cafes and it is the main departure point for visiting the volcano and Thirassia.
Located on the caldera, a couple of kilometres from the island’s capital, Fira, Imerovigli is a picturesque little village that offers splendid views over the caldera and the sea. Boasting hotels, cafes and restaurants, as well as charming churches overlooking the sea, Imerovigli is home to the Skaros, an impressive rock where ruins of a medieval castle now stand. A cheaper alternative than Oia, Imerovigli is definitely a must-see, especially if you want to chase the sunset without the crowds.
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Imerovigli
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Located on the caldera, a couple of kilometres from the island’s capital, Fira, Imerovigli is a picturesque little village that offers splendid views over the caldera and the sea. Boasting hotels, cafes and restaurants, as well as charming churches overlooking the sea, Imerovigli is home to the Skaros, an impressive rock where ruins of a medieval castle now stand. A cheaper alternative than Oia, Imerovigli is definitely a must-see, especially if you want to chase the sunset without the crowds.
Pyrgos, the former capital of the island, allows for spectacular vistas of the island. Consisting of traditional houses built around the Venetian castle, it is adorned with meandering alleys that follow the natural flow of the area. Built amphitheatrically on the hill, the village boasts several churches, but the most impressive one is certainly the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, located on top of the mountain of the same name.
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Pyrgos Kallistis
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Pyrgos, the former capital of the island, allows for spectacular vistas of the island. Consisting of traditional houses built around the Venetian castle, it is adorned with meandering alleys that follow the natural flow of the area. Built amphitheatrically on the hill, the village boasts several churches, but the most impressive one is certainly the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, located on top of the mountain of the same name.
Located in the centre of the island, Emporio is one of the largest villages in Santorini. Located at the foot of Mount Profitis Ilias, Emporio was one of the fortified centres of the island and still has a strong medieval character. Emporio has several churches with impressive bell towers but its highlight is definitely a leisurely stroll inside its narrow streets and alleys.
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Emporio
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Located in the centre of the island, Emporio is one of the largest villages in Santorini. Located at the foot of Mount Profitis Ilias, Emporio was one of the fortified centres of the island and still has a strong medieval character. Emporio has several churches with impressive bell towers but its highlight is definitely a leisurely stroll inside its narrow streets and alleys.
Located next to the famous Red Beach, the village of Akrotiri is amphitheatrically built in the southeastern part of the island. Originally a Minoan settlement, the ancient city of Akrotiri, destroyed by a volcanic eruption, is the most important archeological site in Santorini. The modern town, with its picturesque alleys, blue-domed churches and traditional houses, is home to many restaurants and tavernas and it is definitely a great stop to have dinner after watching the sunset at the lighthouse.
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Akrotiri
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Located next to the famous Red Beach, the village of Akrotiri is amphitheatrically built in the southeastern part of the island. Originally a Minoan settlement, the ancient city of Akrotiri, destroyed by a volcanic eruption, is the most important archeological site in Santorini. The modern town, with its picturesque alleys, blue-domed churches and traditional houses, is home to many restaurants and tavernas and it is definitely a great stop to have dinner after watching the sunset at the lighthouse.