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Santorini; The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination For Summer 2019

Aug 17, 2019
Santorini; The Ultimate Honeymoon Destination For Summer 2019

Article By: Hadia Hassan

 

 

We could wear fedoras off the course of Santorini…” – Darnedest Things by Trevor Wesley

 

Imagine yourself in a white dress, beige fedora resting on the top of your head, the Santorini breeze playing with your locks…the love of your life holding your hand as you two explore the villages of Santorini together. Now imagine yourself posing for photos on a hotel balcony in Santorini as the Aegean Sea stretches behind you making the most picturesque view ever. If anything this seems like something out of a dream. A beautiful dream that you wouldn’t want to end!

 

Santorini is the ultimate destination for honeymooning this year. With its whitewashed beaches, ancient archaeological sites, blue-domed churches, vineyards and white windmills it will have your heart. Every year couples from around the world visit Santorini. This island was formed as the result of a volcanic eruption some 4000 years ago. Craters formed by this eruption can still be seen on and around Santorini.

 

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Here is everything you need to know about the dreamy island of Santorini:

 

Places To Visit In Santorini

 

1. Fira And Oia

 

Fira and Oia are two of the islands most alluring locations. Fira (or Thera) is famous for its whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, its famous caldera and hotels with vast terraces that allow you to enjoy all the beautiful views of the island. Fira mainly thrives on tourism and it has many souvenir shops, cafes and hotels where you can get the true taste of Santorini. Many companies in Fira offer cruise services so you two lovebirds can embark on a cruise from Fira.

 

 

Photo: A view of Fira via Bread and Croissants

 

 

Oia on the other hand is located on the Northern tip of Santorini and is known for its mesmerizing sunsets. Oia is filled with hotels with infinity pools overlooking the caldera. Oia also contains Amoudi Bay which is one of the islands hidden treasures. Amoudi Bay offers unique cliff diving opportunities for couples craving adrenaline rushes. It has many eateries that will enable you to tingle your palate with the true taste of Greek style seafood. If you two are looking for a swim, then this bay has some amazing swimming spots that you should definitely check out!

 

 

Photo: Oia via Santorini.tips

 

 

 2.Perissa Beach

 

Perissa Beach is one of Santorini’s most famous beaches and is located near the village of Perissa. This breathtaking beach consists of black volcanic sand and is surrounded by tamarisk trees. There are several good seafood cafes and restaurants here where you can indulge in the local cuisine. You can also rent umbrellas and sunbeds here, put on some sunscreen and bask in the sun or even participate in water sports and other interesting activities and have the time of your life!

 

 

Photo: Perissa Beach via Thomas Cook

 

 

 3.Archaeological Sites

 

Akrotiri is an ancient archaeological site located 12-km away from Fira. Akrotiri was covered in lava after a volcanic explosion which took place in the 16th century BC. If you’re a history enthusiast, then you can walk through the debris together and discover the hidden secrets of the ancient civilization of Akrotiri together!

 

Photo: Ruins of Akrotiri via On The Luce

 

 

Another archaeological site located in Santorini is Ancient Thera. These ruins date back to the 9th Century BC and are remnants of the Byzantine and Roman Empire. You can also visit the Museum of Fira in order to see firsthand the artifacts from these ruins!

 

Photo: Ruins of Ancient Thira via Earth Trekkers

 

 

 4.The Red Beach

 

 

You can’t miss out on the Red Beach if you ever visit Santorini! This beach is accessible through a short path from Akrotiti and it is so known because of the magnificent red cliff under which it is located.

                                 

Photo: The Red beach via Santorini Dave

       

5.Pyrgos

 

The tiny village of Pyrgos is Santorini’s former capital and is located in the middle of Santorini. It has many medieval whitewashed buildings and blue-domed buildings that make great sites for photography. While you’re in Pyrgos you should also explore an old castle atop a hill located in Pyrgos. You can also walk to Mount Profitis Ilias which is an 18th century sanctuary. If you are a bibliophile, then this sanctuary is haven because not only does it contain a library but it also contains ancient archives that will fascinate you beyond compare.

 

Photo: Pyrgos via demeter Cave House

 

Photo: Church or Pyrgos via Santorini.tips

 

 

When In Santorini

 

Below are some of the things that you should definitely do while you’re in Santorini:

 

  1. Visit vineyards particularly the Santo Winery with your love!
  2. Go cliff diving at the Amoudi Bay.
  3. Witness the sunset in Oia!
  4. Visit a lighthouse at Akrotiri and watch the sunset together.
  5. Visit an active volcano on a boat tour of the caldera and go for a swim in the adjoining hot springs later.
  6. Watch a movie together in an open air cinema in Kamari.

 

 

 

Food Indulgences

 

Here are some foods that you should try in Santorini:

 

  1. Eat homemade ice cream at Lolita’s Gelato in Oia.
  2. Eat gyro at Lucky’s Souvlakis in Fira.
  3. Baklava is made almost everywhere in Greece. While you’re in Greece indulge in some of the most delicious baklava in the world here.
  4. Dine at Selene in Pyrgos at least once. Selene is a Michelin quality restaurant that serves some fine specimens of the Mediterranean cuisine. The food here is finger licking good and the place is almost always crowded. Make sure that you make reservations before time.
  5. If drinking alcoholic beverages isn’t an issue for you then we suggest that you try Santorini’s famous donkey beer!
  6. Visit To Pinakio restaurant in Kamari which sells plenty of Mediterranean dishes made using fresh seafood.

 

 

Fun Facts

 

  • Many Hollywood movies and Bollywood songs have been shot at this beautiful destination due to the immense scenic beauty it possesses. Some of the most famous movies shot here include Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life, Santorini Blue, Engeyum Kadhal and the list goes on.

 

Note: This video has been taken from Youtube and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

Note: This video has been taken from Youtube and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

  • Santorini’s actual name is Thera.
  • Santorini has white, black and red beaches due to its volcanic past.

 

 

 

Here are some songs for you that have been shot in Santorini! Put on those headphones and get lost in the beauty of Santorini!

 

 

Note: This video has been taken from Youtube and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

Note: This video has been taken from Youtube and we do not take responsibility for copyright issues associated with its  content or the music in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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