Santorini attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Santorini

Ancient Thira

First settled by the Dorians in the 9th century BC, Ancient Thira consists of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine ruins and is an atmospheric and rewarding site to visit. The ruins include temples, houses with mosaics,…
Top Choice Museum in Fira

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Opposite the bus station, this well-presented museum houses extraordinary finds excavated from Akrotiri, which has been settled since neolithic times. Check out the wealth of wall paintings, ceramics with a heavy Mi…
Top Choice Gallery in Santorini

Art Space

This atmospheric gallery is on the way to Kamari, in Argyros Canava, one of the oldest wineries on the island. The walls and niches of the wine caverns feature paintings and sculptures by some 30 contemporary Greek …
Top Choice Beach in Santorini

Red (Kokkini) Beach

Surreal red beach to the southwest backed by rust-and-fire coloured cliffs. Just up from the beach are several good restaurants.
Top Choice Beach in Santorini

White (Aspri) Beach

One of Santorini's prettiest beaches, this secluded southwestern cove, surrounded by cliffs, is only reachable by boat.
Viewpoint in Santorini

Akrotiri Lighthouse

If you want to watch the greatest free show on earth (the sunset!) in seclusion, well, you're out of luck. Word is out, and you will be joined at the tip of this promontory by dozens of sunset-gazers. Still, there's…
Beach in Santorini

Vlihada Beach

Popular with those who like to bare all and backed by some spectacular rock formations, this southern beach is particularly beautiful at sunset. Go up above the fishing harbour to find a good restaurant.
Beach in Santorini

Black (Mesa Pigadia) Beach

Appealing volcanic sand beach to the southwest backed by cliffs and with a single taverna.
Landmark in Fira

Skaros Rock

From Imerovigli, a sign points west for the track to Skaros, the conical peninsula jutting out into the caldera. Not only geologically interesting, it is also historically important, as it was the first of five kast…
Archaeological Site in Santorini

Ancient Akrotiri

In 1967, excavations in the southwest of Santorini uncovered an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Housed within a cool, protective structure, wooden walk…