If you’re looking for the perfect beach holiday, then look no further than the islands of Greece, specifically, the romantic island of Santorini. A bucket-list destination for lots of travelers, and a world-famous honeymoon destination, the island of Santorini is not one you want to miss. From its beautiful beaches, incredible food and wine, amazing volcanic hot springs and its world-famous sunsets, the island of Santorini is the ultimate place to kick back and relax in the Greek sunshine and let your worries float away with the sea.
The first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think about Santorini are the beautiful sunsets. The most popular spot to visit to see the world-famous sunsets is the village of Oia, which can be found right at the Northern tip of the island. Stood around the village with its beautiful white architecture you can join the crowds watching the stunning sunsets that are known world-over.
A great way to visit Santorini is with a catamaran yacht charter, starting from Athens. When you Charter a Catamaran Yacht from Athens with YachtSailing, you get the full experience of sailing on the Aegean Sea. Santorini is part of the Aegean island group, and you can enjoy the stunning scenery from both boat and land. The rugged terrain and classic blue and white architecture is striking, but chartering a yacht gives you the opportunity to see the Aegean Islands during your time on the boat, and makes it easy to go swimming in the clear blue water of Santorini.
Before you head up to the cliffside to take in the sunset, why not kick back with a glass of incredible Greek wine and sample some of the local delicacies? Santorini is famous for its incredible white wine, with the Assrytiko being the most commonly crushed wine in Greece, and coming directly from the island. The volcanic soil of the island of Santorini makes for the optimum place to produce punchy, dry and highly acidic wine. Pair this wine with some of the wonderful food the island has to offer. Santorini is known for its vibrant tomatoes, used to make one of the local specialties: tomato keftedes, which is a dish of pureed tomatoes rolled into dough then fried. If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, then don’t worry, the island has lots of other local foods to offer, such as incredible freshly caught local seafoods, and another local dish: saganaki, which are fried cheese wrapped in filo pastry and drizzled with a little local honey. As well as this, Greece is famous for its olives, which you shouldn’t miss!
The island also has some incredible volcanic landscapes, so if you’re planning to take a trip to Santorini for this incredible spectacle, you should be sure to wear some sensible shoes as the island villages are all built across the island’s cliffsides to match its erratic landscapes. As well as comfortable footwear, you’ll want to bring sun cream – as the temperatures can get scorching hot in summer, and don’t forget insurance! Travel insurance is essential to help keep you safe and protect you financially from anything that may go wrong on your trip.
Finally, you’ll want to bring some swimwear so that you can enjoy Santorini’s incredible volcanic hot springs, said to have healing qualities. Near the Santorini volcano, there are pockets of hot springs with temperatures between 30C and 35C, and the water is enriched with manganese and iron, making it an unforgettable place for a dip.
The honeymoon capital of Europe is a dreamy, picturesque island with its stunning white architecture dotted with blue-domed chapels, as well as incredible views across the island’s volcanic landscape and out across the sea. The food and wine there is magnificent, and the beaches, hotels and tourist must-sees all feel luxurious and incredibly romantic, making it the perfect place to spend your first few weeks of married life with your new spouse.
Even if you’re not heading to the island for a honeymoon, this is a spot that tourists will travel the world to see, and the sunsets must be seen to really be believed. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this wonderful island when you’re planning your next trip.