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Places to See in Santorini

Santorini is the city of your dreams even before you set your eyes on it. The multi-coloured cliffs attract large crowds throughout the year from around the globe.

Places to See in Santorini

If you are planning to visit Santorini, don’t miss out the following places:

  • Ancient Akrotiri

This historic site was discovered in 1967. The ancient archaeological site is fascinating. The site suggests that there was a rare glimpse of urbanisation in the Minoan period.

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The architecture of the place suggests that it was rich in culture. The three storey houses, the stores, and warehouses depict that it was a commercial area.

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The triangular plaza near the exit of this town gives a fine view of the whole ancient town.

Triangular Plaza Santorini

  • Museum of Prehistoric Thira

The findings from the ancient Akrotiri are exhibited in the Museum of Prehistoric Thira. The Blue Monkeys wall fresco is the top visitor site. Other historic artworks include marble figurines, painted ceramics, tools, and weapons.

The building of the museum is based on the modern architecture. Like all other buildings in Santorini, the museum’s building is also white.

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  • Art Space

If you are an art lover then the Art Space in Santorini regards your passion by exhibiting the best of art from Greek and other famous artists.

The art centre is unique, carved in the chambers of an old winery. You can witness the contemporary Greek paintings and sculptures in this place.

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  • Fira

The capital of Santorini, Fira (Thira) is made up of cubic whitewashed houses and terraces. The white buildings and blue domed churches on the cliffs are renowned worldwide.

Fira lives on tourism and today, many of its buildings are turned to small hotels, apartments, cafes, and shops.

Fira, the capital of Santorini

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The northern tip of Santorini is dedicated to a picture perfect village. Like Fira, the houses are whitewashed cubes.

You can reach the town from Amoudi Bay following the steep zigzag paths. The seafood eateries on the path are known for their taste.

The evenings in summer attract a large number of visitors from all over the island due to the stunning sunsets the place has to offer.

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  • Caldera

The sea-filled volcanic crater came into existence some 3600 years ago. Caldera is home to volcanic activity. The two Kaimeni islets in the centre of Caldera are every tourist’s favourite spot for a hot spring bath.

One day excursions are offered to visitors by many local agencies. They will take you on a boat to first have a bath and then a lunch on Thirassia. The place offers scenic beauty.

Santorini - the volcanic Caldera

  • Pyrgos

Built on the ruins of an ancient medieval hilltop castle, Pyrgos is made up of white-washed Cycladic cottages.

Pyrgos Cycladic Cotages

Pyrgos was forgotten until in 2004, a few chic restaurants and boutique hotels were built in the area. A lot of tourists visit the place since then.

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  • Beach at Perissa

Between the villages of Perissa and Perivolos, lies the most famous beach of Santorini on the southeast coast. The fine, black, volcanic sand is spread 6km wide. The seafood prepared at the cafes on the beach, adds to the magic of the place.

Perissa beach

Santorini with all its beauty and magic is tagged as a romantic destination.

 

 

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