Cycladic architecture, opal blue water, and sunny skies are among the many things you can look forward to enjoying in Santorini, Greece. The five islands that make up the archipelago of Santorini are remnants of volcanic activity, the rest of the Santorini Caldera rests below the surface of the Aegean Sea. Santorini also has a rich prehistoric past that you can experience through The Museum of Ancient Thera, or by visiting Ancient Thera or Akrotiri. Visiting both Akrotiri and The Museum of Ancient Thera will give you deeper context and appreciation for the artefacts that you come across; highly recommended!
Santorini Hostels are perfect for enjoying the famous Santorini architecture, sitting by the pool, and sipping cold drinks in the sun. They also offer tours of their unique home and can help you get around the island as well! You’ll love sitting on the terraces, and there are even some unique options that are made in traditional caves.
Hostels in Santorini are concentrated around Perissa in the south, and Fira in the west. Each of these destinations offer historic sites and opportunities to learn about the area’s pasts. Perissa is famous for its black sand beach, and Fira has whitewashed buildings, nestled among craggy cliffs that are sure to blow your mind.
There’s no shortage of sun, gorgeous water, and delicious food in Santorini, but there’s also a plethora of tours and activities to enjoy as well. We’re talking wine tours, sunset cruises, helicopter flights, photography tours, and fishing tours. You’ll also enjoy the cable car from Old Port to Fira, hiking from Fira to Oia, or simply enjoying the many pathways and alleys on this picturesque island. Check out our guide for more things to do in Santorini.
Although you’ll love walking the streets, the best way to get from town to town is on Santorini’s buses (KTEL). These buses run North to South, East to West, and will get you exactly where you need to go! There are also ferries to and from other islands in the archipelago.