Santorini Villages to visit
The creation of Santorini in an amazing video
An excellent video demonstrates step by step the formation of the island of Santorini from the period when it was a circular island until today. The country that hangs on the rocks and the creation of the island that resulted from earthquakes and eruptions from 4 different volcanoes are presented in the video of Nikos Korakakis based on studies and scientific research. The geomorphological changes that took place over the centuries gave the island its current form.
|On the western tip of Santorini island one can find the village of Akrotiri. High up on the Caldera, Akrotiri faces the volcano and the sunsets
Akrotiri is famous for
Archaeological excavations, the lighthouse, Akrotiri beach Red beach, White beach, fish taverns, a small marina, panoramic Volcano views
|Emporeio village lies in south part of Santorini, 12 km from the capital and is the biggest village in Santorini on the foothills of Mountain Prophet Elias.
In Emporio, there is one of the five Venetian castles that were built in Santorini. At the entrance of the village there are two blue domed Cycladic churches with impressive bell towers that dominate the village of Emporio
|The small village of Exo Gonia lies at the south-eastern part of Santorini, around 8 km away from the capital Fira. It overlooks green valleys, the open sea and the imposing Mesa Vouno Mountain.
Exo Gonia keeps its traditional character with a particilar number of cafes and restaurants and restricted accommodation options. It has a combination of old and new houses
|Fira town is the capital on the famous Santorini caldera. Just above Fira, on the hill, is Firostefani. The name implies ‘The Crown of Fira’.
Fira is famous for
Volcano Views & Sunsets, the Cable Car, cafes, restaurants, clubs, cafes & nightlife, museums, gold shops & main shopping area, banks, post office, bus terminal & taxi rank
|Firostefani is considered as a separate settlement, but it is basically an extension of Fira, the capital of Santorini. The name “Firostefani” (Fira + Stefani, meaning crown in Greek) derives from its position in the highest part of Fira.
Fira is famous for
Volcano Views & Sunsets, the Cable Car, cafes, restaurants, clubs, cafes and Hotels
|You can find Imerovigli by taking the road going towards Oia. It is the next village after Fira & Firostefani on the famous Santorini caldera.
Imerovigli is famous for
Volcano Views, Sunsets, Skaros Rock & extreme peace & quiet. There are small supermarkets, traditional restaurants & taverns and wedding venues
|Kamari is a cosmopolitan beach resort on the south east coast. A stone-paved promenade stretches across the crescent moon shaped bay
Kamari is famous for
Mesa Vouno Mountain, Ancient Thira , restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, boutiques & water sports lining the beach. Sunbeds & umbrellas for rent.
|Karterados is a traditional village 15 minutes walk from Fira the capital. There is a village square. Karterados has east coast sunrise views
Karterados is famous for
Nearby is a fastly developing shopping area with a large supermarket, cafes florists, & much more. Close to Karterados beach & Monolithos beach
|Megalochori village can be found on the central western plains of Santorini. The area is a combination of traditional village and caldera volcano views
Megalochori is famous for
Megalochori is a peaceful traditional village with neoclassical houses & stone cobbled streets. Megalochori is famous for its vineyards & wineries
|Messaria village is 5 minutes drive from Fira the capital. Messaria, known for its vineyards & stately homes, is one of the larger villages in Santorini
Messaria is famous for
Centrally located with easy access (a short drive) to beach areas, Kamari, Monolithos & Karterados. Close by Pyrgos village & Santorini Airport
|Monolithos is a quiet seaside area on the east coast of Santorini. Black sand beach with beautiful sunrises. 10 to 15 minutes drive from Fira the capital.
Monolithos is famous for
Mesa Vouno Mountain, Ancient Thira , restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, boutiques & water sports lining the beach. Sunbeds & umbrellas for rent
|Oia and the surrounding area of Finikia have been called ‘ the village on the top of the world ‘. It can be found on the northern tip of Santorini island.
Oia is famous for
Caldera Volcano views & sunsets, Art Deco galleries, gold shops, crafts, the castle, Ammoudi port , cafes, fish taverns & Sea Captains’ Houses
|Perissa & Perivolos – Agios Georgios beach can be found on the south eastern coast of Santorini.
Perissa & Perivolos are famous for
Long black sanded beaches, cafes, beach bars, happenings, volley ball, tavernas & restaurants, water sports. Sunbeds & umbrellas for rent
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|Pyrgos can found at the highest point of Santorini Island. Panoramic views of the whole island all the way to the village of Oia. Great Sunset Spot.
Pyrgos is famous for
Traditional village with village square, local church, tavernas & coffee shops. Just above Pyrgos is the monastery of Profitis Ilias & the Museum
|Vlichada beach is located on the southern coast of Santorini, just 11 km from the capital of the island. Vlichada beach is a virgin coastal destination, consists of black sand.
Vlichada is famous for
It is attractive due to the Immense white rocks, shaped by the volcanic eruption and create an impressive and natural spectacle. The port of Vlichada it serves the sailing and excursion boats.
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