The tour starts from Megalochori. This authentic village is truly a hidden gem of Santorini. Imagine being able to see the traditional vineyards, the lava-stoned streets, the renovated and abandoned houses after the earthquake of 1956, the colorful and unique house doors, the traditional cave houses, and the authentic kafenio or restaurants nearby the main street of the village or its square. Megalochori village itself has a nice mixture of cream and white Cycladic houses with contrasting colorful doors and a fair few white churches with bright blue domes.
Pyrgos village is a truly magical traditional village. Houses with Traditional architecture, small Santorinian white houses, medieval architecture with narrow, labyrinthine streets, fortified walls and hidden passages, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, churches, breathtaking sunsets all these can be found at Pyrgos Kallístis. Pyrgos is not only the former capital but also one of the best-preserved medieval settlements on the island. Let´s discover it!
Perissa – Perivolos Beach. Time for lunch by the sea and free time at the black beach of Perissa and Perivolos! This beach is the most popular on Santorini featuring unique characteristics like the black sand, the crystalline waters, and various beach facilities. When people talk about Santorini’s “Black Beach”, this place on the southeast coast of the island is usually what they mean, even though most of the island’s beaches are also black.
Prophet Elias Mountain – Monastery. Enjoy the panoramic view of Santorini from the highest point of the island! The Mountain of Prophet Elias is 567 meters (1860 ft) tall and is the perfect place to see from a birds-eye perspective all the towns of Santorini ranging from Akrotiri, Perissa, Perivolos up to Pyrgos, Firostefani or Oia. From that point, you can admire the whole island. From plain fields on one side, to the famous Oia with the white houses on the other side.
Blue Dome. The wild beauty of the caldera itself along with the volcano view composes thrilling scenery. Don’t miss to make various photos of the most famous church of Santorini which has been seen at all the official communications of the ministry of tourism of Greece for the last 30 years. The village of Imerovigli, also known as “The balcony to the Aegean”, is built on the highest point of the caldera cliffs of Santorini. Its position provides a magnificent view of the famous volcano, the sparkling Aegean Sea and the sunset that is out of this world. The notable attraction of the village is the famous, immense rock called Skaros that lies on the seaward side. It is of paramount importance since it was one of the five fortresses of Santorini and the most significant one. It was once an observation post providing security from pirates.
Oia is the perfect place for enjoying the most beautiful sunset of Greece and one of the most beautiful ones all over the earth where all visitors and locals gather in streets, stairs and rooftops to watch it. Not to mention the famous churches with their blue domes hanging literally at the cliffs of Oia village. You will be walking at the picturesque streets of Oia while getting lost at the alleys of it. Our tour will end after we will have watched the sunset.
Special Thank to Visit Greece for the wonderful pictures.