Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Santorini

Ancient Akrotiri

In 1967, excavations uncovered an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Housed within a cool, protective structure, wooden walkways allow you to pass through…
Top Choice Gallery in Santorini

Art Space

This unmissable, atmospheric gallery is on the way to Kamari, in Argyros Canava, one of the oldest wineries on the island. The atmospheric old wine caverns are hung with superb artworks, while sculptures transform l…
Top Choice Port in Oia

Ammoudi

This tiny port of colourful fishing boats lies 300 steps below Oia. It’s a hot haul down and up again but well worth it for the views of the blood-red cliffs, the harbour and back up at Oia. Once you’re down there, …
Top Choice Museum in Fira

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Opposite the bus station, this well-presented museum houses extraordinary finds excavated from Akrotiri and is all the more impressive when you realise just how old they are. Most remarkable is the glowing gold ibex…
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 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,…
Church in Fira

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

Sitting prominently on the caldera edge in Fira, the Orthodox Cathedral can be seen from from many parts of Santorini. Built in 1827, it was badly damaged in the catastrophic earthquake of 1956. Fully renovated soon…
Museum in Santorini

Tomato Industrial Museum

Despite the dry-sounding name, this is a unique look inside an old tomato factory in Vlihada. Tomato processing was a major industry on the island, and the video interviews of elderly former factory workers is fasci…
Port in Fira

Old Port

Sitting 220m below Fira – three minutes by cable car, or 587 steps by foot – the Old Port, also known as Fira Skala, is now mainly used by cruise ship passengers visiting Fira for the day. They generally arrive in t…
Museum in Fira

Santozeum

Around the corner from the Archaeological Museum, this modern cultural centre is home to the ‘Wall Paintings of Thera’ exhibition, a collection of life-size reproductions of the finest Akrotiri murals. The short vid…