Santorini: 5 memorable must-visit places in the most picturesque island
Santorini, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, is also known by its traditional Greek name, Thira. Ιt is the ideal island for photographing and filming breathtaking landscapes. This enchanting island appears to go on forever and is dotted with white and blue dwellings.
Santorini is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations, offering many activities and breathtaking views. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it is among the most popular tourist destinations.
There is no better place than Santorini island to be creative with your photos and videos. There are numerous locations in Santorini where you can always anticipate a beautiful sunset, regardless of where you are.
Five places to visit and photograph upon arrival to this awe-inspiring island,
#1 Church of Anastasis
Santorini’s most famous church is the Anastasis Church, the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord. Thousands of photos have been taken at the church’s entrance or on both sides. However, everybody wants to get a picture of themselves in front of the church’s distinctive blue dome.
Since it’s a private area, the right side of the church is sealed off. However, you are able to shoot if you get the owners’ permission. In contrast, the left side is more accessible to the general public, but a queue of tourists is always eager to snap a photo.
Santorini’s Volcano is considered one of the island’s most essential features and attractions. Santorini used to be known as Strogili (=circular) since of its size and shape before the numerous volcanic eruptions that occurred over time, some of which were subaqueous.
Santorini’s famous Volcano is linked to the island’s hot springs. The Santorini volcano, also known as Nea Kameni, is a volcanic island in the caldera of the famous Greek island. Due to these eruptions, the Caldera of Santorini was formed, encompassing a large portion of the island. As a result, beautiful and enormous cliffs were created, which include their wild beauty and provide an excellent view of the Volcano and other nearby islands.
#3 Windmills of Oia
An incredible sunset can be seen behind the two windmills. During the day, windmills are less crowded than the other places we’ve talked about, but they become increasingly popular in the evening.
#4 The Hot Springs
The Hot Springs have been created from the Volcano’s eruptions. Hot Springs are some therapeutic, warm, dark water surrounding Nea Kameni. The island’s hot springs are accessible via tour boats departing from Fira’s old port of Athinios Port. In addition, Nea Kameni’s healing waters are made of iron and manganese, both of which have anti-aging properties.
#5 The Cliffs
The cliffside overlooks Oia’s colorful buildings and the town’s famous windmill from a distance. Many people gather on the steps leading to Amoudi bay in the evening to watch the sunset. This is where some of the most famous Santorini images have been captured.
How do you get to Santorini?
The best way to reach Santorini is via Greece’s central airports of Athens or Thessaloniki. Flying from several countries is possible but more expensive because of the many options. So, getting to those cities is the first step. Moreover, Santorini can be reached by ferry from Athens or other islands.
For us, the best solution is to take the ferry. In Greece, taking the ship is a quick and inexpensive way to get around, as the ferries are spacious, comfortable, safe, and always on time.
The Church of Anastasis, the Volcano, the Windmills of Oia, the Hot Springs, and the Cliffs demonstrate that Santorini is a unique location.
This location, in contrast, is mystic and magical, with extraordinary beauty, grandeur, and history. Moreover, it is the only island to have affected the morphology of the Aegean. One visit alone will convince you.
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