Oia and the capital, Fira, are two of the island’s most popular resorts. You’ll be blown away once you see them in real life and understand why visitors return year after year. Oia sits on the island’s northern tip, home to the island’s best sunsets, while Fira is more central and enjoys the hustle and bustle of island life.
The island’s crave-worthy cuisine
Greece’s much-celebrated cuisine is on full show here, with caldera-side restaurants serving up dishes using local produce. Think stuffed white aubergines, pomegranate salads and fava beans with capers. Meanwhile, waterside tavernas showcase seafood, with lobster pasta, garlicky shrimp and grilled octopus on the menu. Pair your meal with wine from one of the local vineyards – crisp dry whites are the speciality.
Beautiful volcanic beaches
Thanks to it volcanic past, Santorini’s sand beaches vary in colour from black to burnt orange. Many of these spots are framed by breathtaking cliffs, creating the perfect backdrop to a day of swimming and sunbathing. The darker sand gets extremely hot in the midday sun, so don’t forget to pop on your sandals!