When people envision a far-off, romantic island, the name Santorini often comes to mind. And for good reason. Santorini, the stunning Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, is one of the top vacation destinations in the world, particularly for couples. Thanks to Instagram travel bloggers everywhere, most of us are familiar with the island’s famous rugged terrain in blue and white hues. However, most people don’t know that the island got its unique appearance when it was wrecked by a volcanic eruption many centuries ago. But apart from its exotic and beautiful landscape, Santorini is a dream destination for many reasons.
Typically, tourists arrive in Santorini by flying to Athens, where you can then board a ferry that takes you straight to the island. Once you arrive, you’ll be met with the stunning white houses with blue details that Santorini has become so famous for. These houses are typically found lining the jagged cliffs on the western part of the island which overlook the Aegean Sea, so you’re guaranteed to have beautiful ocean views throughout your stay. This is truly the perfect destination for all those who are looking for a relaxing vacation. Technically, you don’t even need an itinerary. All you need to do is wander around, and the island’s beauty will find you.
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Chilling out by a beautiful viewpoint is definitely one way to spend your Santorini vacation – and to get the perfect sunset snap for your Instagram post. However, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy on this luxurious island. For one, make sure to try some of the white wines that Santorini is famous for by visiting a local winery. An afternoon of wine tasting is a great way to remember your vacation and to experience an authentic part of the local culture. If you’re fascinated by archaeology, don’t forget to book a trip to the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palia Kameni. You can book a personalized tour, which will allow you to learn all about the history of these ancient sites. Whether you’re interested in sparkling beaches or ancient culture, Santorini is the place for you.