Oia and the capital, Thira, 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, overlooking a vast caldera, while Thira is more central and enjoys the hustle and bustle of island life.
The island’s crave-worthy cuisine
World-renowned Greek fare is made even better with a few Santorini specials. Pomegranates thrive in this sun-drenched region, so expect these tiny red jewels to feature in many of your meals. The rich volcanic soil also gives you the chance to sample white aubergine. It’s bright-white in colour and much sweeter than its purple counterpart.
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!