What to do in Santorini in 3 Days in 2017 as a First Time Visitor

What to do in Santorini

What to Do in Santorini in 3 days

If you are travelling to the beautiful island of Santorini, you will find yourself astonished by the striking volcano views and the various options it offers. Here is a list of what to do in Santorini in three days. You can book many of the activities below, such as food tours, volcano tours, helicopter tours, etc at GetYourGuide website.

  1. Visit Fira

Santorini

Fira is the capital town of Santorini and is built on the volcano caldera, offering spectacular views of the island, the volcano, and the sea. Stroll around, enjoy the cafes, have an ice cream and just worship one of the most romantic views on earth.

  1. Swim at the Red Beach

Red Beach, Santorini

Santorini is a volcanic island, so forget about sandy beaches. However, Santorini has some strange beaches that you can visit, with colors found only on this island. Red Beach is one of them – just go there early in the morning to avoid the groups of people going there in the noon, at around 12:00, as it is a small beach. You can also go to the Red Beach with a Katamaran (book the tour here)

  1. Enjoy the Sunset at Oia

Oia, Santorini

Oia is a small village in the northern part of Santorini, with amazing white houses and one of the best sunsets in the world. You will find yourself clapping together with the other tourists and locals, once the sunset is over – that’s the kind of effect that will pass on to you, the first time you visit Oia.

  1. Visit the Volcano

Volcano panorama

Get a tour with a small boat that will get you to the volcano which is half a mile away from Santorini island. Don’t expect to see lava coming out from a hole – just plain black stones and steam coming out from everywhere – however, it’s still a great experience to enjoy. For the ones who are more adventurous, you can swim in the strange-smelling waters of the volcano beaches. You can book a tour to the volcano, here.

  1. Enjoy a Greek Tavern

Sea food! Yammi!

Santorini offers a broad range of Greek taverns where you can enjoy delicious foods. Try the fried calamari, the grilled octopus, greek salad, fried potatoes, small fishes like sardines and spaghetti with seafood. If you love culinary experiences, you can book a half-day food and wineries tour here. You can also book a cooking class, here.

And a bonus one:

Santorini is one of the few places that you should spend more $ for your hotel stay, as it is a once in a lifetime experience to wake up in a Santorini hotel with great views of the Caldera. So, we suggest you give in to the temptation and book at least one night at one of these hotels:

Our first choice is the Filotera Suites (At Oia Village) – Amazing views, a 9.8 score in Booking.com and of course a price that is quite expensive so that you may have the budget only for one night.

Filotera Suites in Santorini

Our second choice is Oia Cave Houses at Oia Village. Again fantastic views but the case with this hotel is the interior, as you will be staying in a “cave-like” room. The score is 9.8 at Booking but with a few reviews.

oia cave houses

If you want to stay in the main village of Santorini, it is called Fira, and you can check out the best hotels here. Just make sure you do a favor to yourself and get a hotel with great views.

Finally, we have a travel itinerary to Greece which includes Santorini, and  you can check it out at http://www.guidora.com

About Guidora Team

Guidora team is a bunch of experienced travellers who have been in the most amazing places on Earth..Practically everywhere, except for the North Pole and Antarctica (yet)! They always travel solo, with their friends and without organized groups, so the travel itineraries they design are full of useful tips on where to stay, what to do, how much it costs and how to make the most of your experience in a new place. The guides they design have only a single, perfect-made itinerary that will show you exactly what to do each hour of the day, so that you don't get lost in looking for information on the web for hours. It's like having your best friend with you, guiding you to the best things in every place and showing you around!

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