Thera: Best Things to Do

Image by www.greekcruise.gr - an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland

Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of the Greek islands, right in the Aegean Sea

This popular tourist destination is well-known for its wonderful sea view and stunning sunsets such as Red Beach, Paralia Vlichada Beach, and Nea Kameni

Its Capital village namely Fira has great shopping spots like Greco Gold at Gold street and Drakkar Shop

Staying Cliff Side Suites or Aqua Luxury Suites make your trip unforgettable

Don't skip capturing your moment at Byzantine Castle Ruins or The Arkotiri Lighthouse

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SIGHTSEEING

Red beach is the top-ranked destination that you should go to. This is one of the most scenic and beautiful beaches on the island with the view of the red cliffs. Do not skip exploring the Paralia Vlichada beach for its natural beauty including large rock, black sand, and its moon-shaped landscape.

Red beach

one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island

Address : Grecia, Thira, Yunani

Paralia Vlichada Beach

one of stunning beach in Παραλία Βλυχάδα

Address : Παραλία Βλυχάδα, Yunani

DOWNTOWN

Going to Old Port of Fira will be an amazing trip when you go there by walking through the donkey's trail or experience riding the Cable car at Santorini Cable Car. You will be greeted by the magnificent viewpoints of the island. Visiting the Museum of Prehistoric Thera would be an unforgettable moment during your holiday. They have a large number of ancient artifacts for you to explore here.

Santorini Cable Car

Cable car connecting the Old Port of Fira to the town of Thera

Address : Thera 847 00, Yunani

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

a museum offers the collection from Akrotiri since 1970s

Address : Thera 847 00, Yunani

SHOPPING

Gold Street is the central shopping center in Fira, Santorini. Situated in the small blocks, it is the biggest and most famous shopping spot famous for jewelry. Do not forget to go to Greco Gold, the oldest jewelry store here. Another shopping destination is Drakkar shops, you can find elegant fashion items from both Greek and international designers.

Greco Gold

the oldest and most popular Jewellry store in area of Gold Street shopping centre

Address : Ipapantis, Thira 847 00, Yunani

Drakkar Santorini

a shopping destination near the centre of Fira, offers elegant clothes from Greek and International store

Address : ΦΗΡΑ, Thira 847 00, Yunani

FOOD & DRINK

Santorini is famous for tasty cuisine and healthy Mediterranean dishes. Must-try dishes here are Gyros and Souvlaki. Both are the grilled meat served with a side of vegetables, fried potatoes, tzatziki, and pita bread. The differences being that Gyros are served as sandwiches. The most popular drink on this island is Mashita liqueur, it has a unique herbal aroma with a hint of pine.

CULTURE

Get Greek culture of Santorini trough exploring the landmarks, archeological museums, and temples here. Monastery Of Profitis Ilias and Art Of The Loom Gallery are the evidence of cultural places in Fira, Santorini. Many fascinating festivals also exist every year such as Santorini Jazz Festival, International Music Festival, and the Megaron Gyzi Festival.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The perfect time for enjoying Santorini island is between late April and early November when it still warn and there is little rain. While experiencing sunbathing and swimming, the best time is between June to September.

HOTEL

Cliff Side Suites is the most popular place to stay in Santorini. It is a luxury hotel with private pools in front of the room. Catching the sunset is perfect through your room here. Another option is Aqua Luxury Suites which located in imerovigli, one of the most romantic spots in Santorini. Your night stay will be much more amazing with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera cliff.

Cliff Side Suites

individual houses built according to the traditional cycladic style, on the top of the cliffs, facing the sea and the volcano

Address : Firostefani, Thira 847 00, Yunani

Aqua Luxury Suites

a unique Santorini hotel located in Imerovigli that offers panoramic sea view

Address : Imerovigli 847 00, Yunani

RESTAURANT

Don't forget trying Greece's local cuisines at Metaxi Mas, most favorite restaurant among tourists since its spectacular food taste. Oven-baked asparagus with graviera cheese and grilled octopus tentacle are the best and phenomenal menus in this place. Yalos Santorini is also good place for having meal, since it offers UNIQUE dining with sea view of Exo Gialos. So you can grab the delicious foods in a very relax athmosphere.

Metaxí Mas

The best restaurant serving Santorini and Cretan Cuisine located in village Exo Gonia.

The place is popular among locals as well.

High quality of local ingredients, good prices.

Everyone is extremely kind, their olive oil and raki is amazing.

Address : Exo Gonia 847 00, Greece

Yalos Santorini

One of the best restaurant with beachfront view located in Exo Gialos

Address : Έξω Γιαλός Θήρας 847 00, Yunani

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

For having a fun night, Enigma is the best option. This is the most favorite place for dancing among locals and visitors located in the village of Fira. Feels the awesome atmosphere while having your cocktails here Don't forget to visit the Tango Bar, a bar offering beach view and fresh fruit cocktails.

Enigma Club

a complex on several floors with a nightclub, a sports bar, a billiard room and a restaurant

Address : 25is Martiou 103, Thira 847 00, Yunani

Tango

one of the most popular bar offering beach view and fresh fruit cocktails

Address : Marinatou, Thira 847 00, Yunani

INTERESTING PLACE

Experience great adventure at Nea Kameni Volcanic Park and Tholos Naftilos while exploring Santorini. In this Volcano lands, you can get stunning landscapes while dipping your body in the hot spring area. Do not skip the archeological site of Arkrotiri where you can learn historic places of Santorini. You can learn about the prehistoric settlement of the Aegean here.

Nea Kameni Volcanic Park

a small uninhabited Greek island of volcanic origin located in the Aegean Sea

Address : Santorini 847 00, Yunani

Tholos Naftilos

one of the Volcano island in Santorini, it is the Minoan eruption of Thera

Address : Santorini 847 00, Yunani

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Oia castle and Byzantine Castle Ruins are the best spots for taking pictures. These two places are included as the historical sites in Oia, Santorini. Do not forget to capture your moment at Akrotiri Lighthouse while waiting for the sunset. This is a 19th-century square tower located 10 m higher from the houses.

Akrotiri Lighthouse

a 19th-century lighthouse on the Greek island of Santorini as a best view to catch sunset

Address : Thera 847 00, Yunani

Byzantine Castle Ruins

the remains of a 15th-century castle between Oia that becomes the best spot to catch sunset

Address : Oia 847 02, Yunani