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Ranked #1 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: This is the most obvious hike you can make on the island of Santorini and it will lead you - if you have not discovered them... more » Owner description: This is the most obvious hike you can make on the island of Santorini and it will lead you - if you have not discovered them by now - through the sister villages of Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli, going higher up all the time above the caldera. It then continues through the expanding housing in northern direction and it finally goes to Oia via a really magnificent path. This hike offers many changing views on the volcano, the sea and the caldera. This hike takes two hours and a half (actual walking time), but the total time can reach 4 or 5 hours. It is ideal to leave Firà at about 10am and in this way you will arrive in Oia already between 1 and 2pm. You can then eat in Oia in one of the many bars. In the afternoon you can descend to the little harbour of Ammoudi in Oia. From the bus square in Fira (when you get to Fira by bus) you have to continue to the very busy square of Theotokopoulou. This is the modern centre of Fira with a lot of travel agencies, banks and bars. In the corner, in between the George's Snack Corner and the Pelican travel agency you go left, in the direction of the caldera. You can then take one of the three streets off the right, they all lead towards the higher part of Fira. Once at the Archaeological Museum higher up (this museum is open till 3pm, but not on Mondays), take a left, past the upper station of the cable car. You then go right above the caldera, until the red-brown building higher up that dominates this neighbourhood of Firostefani: it is the P.M. Nomikos Conference Centre, where a lot of exhibitions take place – on the extending corner in front of this building many people take pictures of the marvellous panoramic view. On the left of the Centre you follow the tiled road and stairs, while you enjoy the view – in front of you you can see the even higher situated village of Imerovigli. « less
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Ranked #2 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #3 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Lookouts; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Skaros Rock (Imerovigli)
Ranked #4 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Mnemossyne gallery is the place where you will find an unique variety of fine art photography and jewelry, all astonishingly... more » Owner description: Mnemossyne gallery is the place where you will find an unique variety of fine art photography and jewelry, all astonishingly handmade by local artists. The gallery has a very harmonic atmosphere in an elegant cave house located only a few steps before the famous sunset spot in Oia. « less
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Ranked #6 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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$107* and up
Ranked #7 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of prehistoric Thira from the late Neolithic to the late... more » Owner description: Using finds from various excavations, this museum traces the course of prehistoric Thira from the late Neolithic to the late Cycladic I period. « less
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Ancient Thera (Kamari)
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$287* and up
Ranked #8 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Ancient Ruins; History Museums
This 11th century BC Dorian settlement includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.
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$144* and up
Ranked #9 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks
This ancient city was covered in a heap of volcanic ash, preserving it for present-day archeologists and interested tourists.
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Perissa Beach (Perissa)
Ranked #10 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: La Ponta, a 13th century tower, is located within the Venetian castle (Kasteli) of Akrotiri, 1km above the pre-historic... more » Owner description: La Ponta, a 13th century tower, is located within the Venetian castle (Kasteli) of Akrotiri, 1km above the pre-historic archaeological site of Akrotiri, Santorini. The tower hosts a tsabouna - Greek folk wind instrument of the bagpipe family - exhibition and workshop along with traditional Greek percussion instruments and flutes.Daily guided tours explore the history of the tower, the origin of the tsabouna and offer a live performance of the instruments.Help us restore the tower and support Cultural Tourism at the "Restoration Donation Cafe". Savour a beverage on the tower terrace while overlooking a panoramic view of the island and the ancient vineyard below. As part of our effort to promote the cultural identity of Greece La Ponta presents the evening concert series "Sounds from the Castle". Summer 2014, every Tuesday and Friday from June 17th and for the months of July, August and September. « less
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Ranked #12 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Volcanos; Nature and Parks
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Lighthouse (Akrotiri)
Ranked #13 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Museums
Owner description: The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that was built half a century or so ago. Where today... more » Owner description: The folk tradition is kept alive in Santorini Fira Condohori in cave that was built half a century or so ago. Where today houses the Folklore Museum, worth visiting the traveler. The Folk Museum was founded by Emmanuel A. Hardy, lawyer, journalist and director of the newspaper "New Theraic". The house, which is set, left untouched by the earthquakes of 1956, restored in 1973 and since then placed this antique furniture, family heirlooms, the position does belong. In 1993 the Museum was built wing housing the Gallery and laboratories, and the church of St. Constantine, in memory of the owner of the property Constanti Emm Lignou, uncle of the founder. « less
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Ranked #15 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Religious Sites; Museums; Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #16 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #18 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Aegean Designs is home for the work of textile artist Allison Ermogenis. Art classes available year round and all work is for... more » Owner description: Aegean Designs is home for the work of textile artist Allison Ermogenis. Art classes available year round and all work is for sale through thestudio. Authentic Hand Made gifts and art pieces made on Santorini...keeping it local. « less
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Ranked #19 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #20 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Eros Beach (Perivolos)
Ranked #21 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #22 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: ΜΑΤΙ is the main agent for the works of visual artist Yorgos Kypris and the central venue for his exhibitions. Founded in... more » Owner description: ΜΑΤΙ is the main agent for the works of visual artist Yorgos Kypris and the central venue for his exhibitions. Founded in 1990 on Santorini to promote the work of major artists, it soon became the hub of fine taste and the contemporary views on art and the local point for a broad public interested in matters of artistic expression. Today ΜΑΤΙ uses its facilities exclusively to present the oeuvre of sculptor Yorgos Kypris in the best possible way.Yorgos Kypris is an internationally acclaimed and awarded artist and has installed his works for public and private collections around the world. His artworks focus on the study of human behaviour, and the results of this behaviour to nature to other forms of life and to humanity.The gallery provides information to those who wish to know his art, and distributes printed and electronic material about the artist. It carries out studies, organizes the artist’s exhibitions, installations and projects and handles the insurance and the shipping of the works to destinations around the world. « less
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Kamari Beach (Kamari)
Ranked #23 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Beaches
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Perivolos Beach (Perivolos)
Ranked #24 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #25 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Ranked #26 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Museums; Wineries
The only natural underground wine museum in all over Greece located on the premises of Koutsoyannopoulos winery.
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Ranked #27 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Thirasia (Oia)
Ranked #30 of 60 attractions in Santorini
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks

If you are on Santorini for a vacation, take the time to visit Thirasia, and not just with the tourist boats if you can. It is like stepping back in time as long as you get out of... more »

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