Discover one of the most beautiful destinations on earth
Getting to know the island
The island of Santorini became famous as it is home to one of earth’s most amazing natural miracles: the caldera. The massive volcanic eruption of 1.600 BC created the caldera of Santorini where today sun-kissed houses are built on its cliffs. The views to the sea, the volcano, the nearby islands and the sunset are simply amazing. Santorini though has much more to offer than views. There is a range of important sites scattered on the island, some really intriguing beaches and delightful tastes that you have to try. Below you will read all the details about the things you have to do in order to discover the genuine sense of Santorini, whereas for arrangements and details do not hesitate to ask the staff of Hotel Thira who will be delightful to assist and provide info for your memorable experience in Santorini.
Sightseeing. The convenient location of Hotel Thira ensures that you have easy access to all important sites of the island. Do not miss the important prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, a visit to Ancient Thira, a stop to the Museum of Prehistoric Thira in Fira, to the Wine Museum and the Tomato Industrial Museum in Vlychada.
Villages. Santorini has about 13 villages from which you should choose to visit the picturesque Oia, the tranquil Finikia, the evocative Pyrgos, the village of Emporeio for its Kasteli and the lovely village of Megalochori. As for the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli with the breath-taking views to the caldera you can reach them after a few minutes’ walk from Hotel Thira.
Beaches. The volcanic eruption left Santorini with beaches of unusual colours; black, red and white. If you like the organized beaches then Perissa, Perivolos, Kamari and Vlychada are the ones for you. If you are more adventurous then the eastern side of the island has some unspoilt shores, like Pori, Koloumpos, Baxedes and more to explore. The closest beach to Hotel Thira is Exo Yalos, where you will find a beach bar and a restaurant.
Sailing & Hiking. The most famous activity in Santorini is a cruise around the island. The staff of Hotel Thira will give you all the suggested routes’ details and will be delighted to arrange your bookings. As for hiking, the most famous trail is the one starting from Fira and ends at Oia. You will be on this trail after just a few steps from Hotel Thira.
Gastronomy. The volcanic soil of Santorini gives products with amazing taste. The most celebrated taste of Santorini is the famous Vinsanto wine, as well as the other varieties that grow on the island, all of which you have to enjoy through a wine tasting that the staff of Hotel Thira will arrange for you. Moreover, to discover other unique products like the cherry tomato, the white aubergine, the capers and more you can start from the breakfast buffet of Hotel Thira and then visit the traditional taverns and restaurants all around the island.