1. Akrotiri – Red Beach – Pyrgos -Profitis Ilias- SantoWine – Fira – Oia
2. Fira – Imerovigli – Oia – SantoWine – Kamari
3. Profitis Ilias – Pyrgos – SantoWine – Megalochori – Red Beach – Perissa Black Beach
4. Profitis Ilias – Pyrgos – SantoWine – Red beach – Black Beach Perissa – Imerovigli – Oia
Pyrgos is the highest village of Santorini with 33 churches. There you can see the traditional houses.Traditional architecture, remains of neo-classical mansions, narrow winding paths leading up the hillside, small white houses, galleries, vineyards, churches, breathtaking sunsets … If we make our way up from the main square towards the mansion of ZannosMelathron and up, you will discover one or two wonderful hillside cafes from which you can sip on a glass of wine and breathe in the sunsets and the panoramic views.
Visit and tour of the winery, show of an educational film about wine, winetastings, purchase from the shop of local products from Santorini and from across the country make up some of what you can do here. A taste of wines. Specialized enologists give away the wine’s hidden secrets, while the visitors may taste and get to know the various types of company’s famous wines.One of its pluses is also the magical views of the caldera.
It is a traditional settlement in the north of Santorini. The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical. In Oia there are two types of dwellings, the cave houses dug into the volcanic rock on the Caldera cliffs, and the Captains houses. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captains houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.
There, is located famous Black beach with 7km.Also,you can enjoy different facilities such as find restaurants , beach bars and wave sports.
It is one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millenium B.C.). During the Early Bronze Age (3rd millenium B.C.), a sizeable settlement was founded and in the Middle and early Late Bronze Age (ca. 20th-17th centuries B.C.) it was extended and gradually developed into one of the main urban centres and ports of the Aegean. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete but also communicated with the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The town’s life came to an abrupt end in the last quarter of the 17th century B.C. when the inhabitants were obliged to abandon it as a result of severe earthquakes. The erruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire island and the town itself. These materials, however, have protected up to date the buildings and their contents, just like in Pompei.
Fira is the capital of the island and you can enjoy the view of caldera and walk in narrow streets. There is also the Prehistoric Museum. The exhibition is structured in four units, referring to the history of research at Thera, the geology of Thera, the island’s history from the Late Neolithic to the Late Cycladic I periond (early 17th century B.C.) and the heyday of the city at Akrotiri (mature Late Cycladic I period, 17th century B.C.).
The village has plenty of restaurants and cafes located on the most fabulous locations. Between the village of Firostefani and Imerovigli lies the Agios Nikolas Monastery. There you can take photos and see the magic view of Santorini.
It has been declared as a Traditional Settlement, and special rules and regulations have been enforced regarding buildings’ development. Its’ position at the highest, most central part of the caldera gave it visual command of the whole area. It also derived its importance from its proximity to Skaros Fortress. There is a main square which leads up to the Caldera and the traditional hillside cave settlements. The largest part of Imerovigli was destroyed in the 1956 volcano eruption. Some of the population perished, while others moved away to the mainland. Imerovigli has since then been restored and has some of the most beautiful hotels and traditional cave house settlements on the island.
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