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The Santorini Guide

With its wide assortment of gorgeous vineyards, pristine views, rich culture, beaches and exquisite cuisine… Santorini oozes Romance

Within the azure waters of the southern end of the Aegean sea, lies Thira, or as we know it, Santorini. Its quaint, Cycladic, whitewashed villages stand in stark contrast to the rustic red cliffs to which they cling, creating the most romantic sunset views of all time. And thanks to its cataclysmic past, Santorini hosts some of the most fertile volcanic soils in the world, allowing for the best olives and wine grapes to grow, making Santorini a bucket list destination for avid food and wine lovers. This much-beloved travel destination has everything a couple needs to ensure a perfect romantic getaway.

Where to Stay

Grace Hotel Santorini
This lavish Santorini getaway offers idyllic views and Insta worthy snaps of the quintessential trappings of the Greecian fairytale landscape… glistening blue waters, white washed terraces, and aww inspiring sunset views. Offering sweeping Aegean sea views and the ultimate place to do nothing at all. View on Google.

Heliotopos is a unique boutique hotel in the traditional Greek dome style and is situated at the top of the highest point of Caldera. This abode offers breathtaking views of the volcano and surrounding sea from every vantage point of the hotel. The staff is intent on making you feel not only relaxed, but like family. Their intentional service and attention to detail is unparalleled. View on Google.

Katikies Kirini
A picture postcard of a hotel, Hotel Kirini is carved out of the cliff sides and radiates Grecian elegance and luxury. The accommodations are dreamlike and will induce fairytale living in this wondrous landscape. (Don’t skip a true pampering at the hotel spa, it is bliss at its best). View on Google.

Where to Eat

Ammoudi Fish Tavern
This family owned and operated tavern offers traditional but modern Mediterranean fare that is unforgettable. The open air patio is the sublime place to dine on local products by small farmers and local fisherman in Santorini. This is a warm and unpretentious place to welcome the setting of the sun and the beginning of a superb Santorini evening. View on Google.

This cozy and familial local haunt is ripe with authentic Mediterranean classics like Moussaka and fritters and will not disappoint with its sunset views and vibrant ambiance. The dishes will enchant and views will stun – this is a Santorini don’t miss. View on Google.

Lolita’s Gelato
This Gelato house is an after-dinner must. Using only the highest quality ingredients, this iced house of deliciousness is the perfect nightcap to an ideal sunny Santorini day. View on Google.

Where to Shop

Atlantis Books
Founded in 2004 by a group of friends from Greece, the UK and USA, Atlantis has been named one of the best bookstores in the world. This book lovers haven, filled with classics and even first edition gems, has everything a bibliophile’s heart could desire. View on Google.

La Boheme Santorini
This stylish seaside shop caters to whimsy and fun. Offerings like modern and traditional accessories and handmade jewelry, this shop is the perfect place to lose yourself in. (Don’t miss the store’s book section, it is unparalleled and worthy of many take home options!) View on Google.

This elegant concept store is chalk-full of award-winning Greek products (think olive oil, honey and amazing chutneys) and terrific fashion by Greek designers. It is the ultimate Greek marketplace sure to thrill both your palette and fashion sense. View on Google.

Best Place to Watch The Sunset

Skaros Rock at Imerovigli
Skaros Rock, was, once upon a time, a mighty fortress whose battlements were only ever defeated by mother nature herself. Today, its natural formations and ancient ruins make for one of the most romantic sunset views of all time. Unlike Oia and Fira, two of Santorini’s most well-known cities, Skaros is overlooked by many tourists. In order to get to this gorgeous site there is a short hike you have to make, but what awaits those who make the trip, is well worth the effort. This spot is perfect for adventurous couples or those who are looking for spots that are off the beaten path. However, if hiking is not for you, there are sunset cruises available. With the whitewashed buildings of Santorini behind you and the other islands of the archipelago on the horizon to perfectly frame the setting sun, the cruise is the perfect place for a 360 degree, sunset view. View on Google.

Perfect Picnic Spot

Akrotiri Lighthouse
The Akrotiri Lighthouse is a 19th-century lighthouse whose unique history and use make for one of the best sites to see in Santorini. The lighthouse was built by a French company in 1892, making it one of the oldest in Greece. It now serves as one of the most beautiful sunset spots in Santorini. It is the perfect place to grab a picnic basket and a fantastic bottle of wine to overlook the sapphire sea. View on Google.

Date Night Idea

Fat Tire Night Bike Tour
Santorini is known for its world-famous wine, but Santo Winery is where the magic happens. Treat your love to the ultimate wine and dine experience. Reservations can be easily made online at your own convenience, though it would be prudent to do so ahead of time. This luxurious winery hosts a tour of the winery facilities, a history of the island, and of course, the wine itself. Santo Winery spares no expense, from the lavish scenery from the cliffside balcony to the fresh, local, specialty menu, this hot spot is not one to be missed. With the romantic ambiance to the delectable wine, sparks are sure to fly in this famous Mediterranean winery. View on Google.

Places to get lost in

Village of Megalochori
Nestled away just on the inside of Santorini’s south-eastern portion of the caldera lies a quaint little village whose hidden alleyways, boutiques, town square, bell tower, and chapel make for the perfect place to explore. Open all day, the village of Megalochori has a large host of activities and shops to see with your love. It is considered to be the wine center of Santorini and has many wineries to discover. You are sure to be enchanted by the townspeople and will find that getting lost in this traditional Greek town is never a bad thing. View on Google.

Hidden Romantic Spot

Vlychada Beach
Open all year round, this black sand beach is the perfect spot to get away from the crowds. Just across from the Eros bar and restaurant this gorgeous spot hosts a hidden cove where you will find some sizzle for the both of you to enjoy. Lavish in some real quality time under an extra-large beach umbrella and loungers as you look out at the prestigious Aegean Sea and take a dip in its crystal clear waters. For the more daring couple, if you stroll a ways down the shoreline, there is a section of beach hidden away where clothes are completely optional. But be careful! The romance won’t be the only thing that sizzles. Black sand can absorb a great amount of heat. If you go a bit after sunset, you’re sure to get just the right amount of warmth from the sand and maybe your love. (LGBTQ friendly) View on Google.

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