If we had to point out the most romantic island in Greece there would be no doubt: Santorini.
Located in the Aegean Sea, in the waters south of continental Greece, Santorini has become a popular destination for couples from all over the world, also thanks to its enviable position that grants it breathtaking views over the sunset every day of the year.
The locals, probably inspired by this beautiful scenario, were able to promote their land in cunning and engaging ways. Starting with the luxurious resorts overlooking the sea from the cliffs, with their charming rooms and any comfort needed for your unforgettable Greek holidays.
Even on the beach there is no lack in the service: free wi-fi is available almost everywhere and under the beach umbrella an intercom provides flawless service. And the prices for a front row seat on the beach in front of the sunset are really low… a thing that never hurts.
In the northern part of the island, the beaches on the coastline of Oia have a wild and remote beauty. Following the coastline, the first wonder you will spot is the beach of Baxedes, then follows the beach of Koloumbos and lastly we come upon Pori‘s small fisherman’s port.
Further to the south you will arrive to Perissa and Perivolos, probably the most famous beaches of Santorini. Together they form the longest black-sanded beach on the island, and life here is sweetened by a variety of tavernas and restaurants offering the very best of local sea food and Greek culinary tradition.
The southernmost beaches of the island are Vlychada, with its beautiful carved mountain, the White Beach, which can be reached only by boat, and the unspoilt beach of Mesa Pigadia.
Also history has an important role in Santorini. Two great civilizations have left their mark here: one belongs to prehistoric times and is apparent in what has been coming to light in the excavations at Akrotiri. The other is a Greek civilization represented by the ancient city located on Mesa Vouno.
And if you have a taste for geology and trekking, you will be happy to know that the two small islands in the centre of the Santorini caldera, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, are the youngest volcanic lands in the Eastern Mediterranean and can be visited by boat.
Finally there is the food: Santorini’s cuisine is mainly based on the island’s products nourished by the volcanic soil, the sea breeze and the sunlight of the Aegean Sea. These products have a unique taste and make an exquisite threat of every plate available in the colourful local tradition.