Santorini is a destination that everyone at some point would like to visit.

Apart from the idyllic view of the Volcano and the Caldera that take your breath away, the island provides hundrends of activities.

Most of them offers unforgettable experiences. Standing out from many, we present the Top 5 activities of Santorini.

Top 5 activities of Santorini

1) Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Dinner on Board

The famous Sunset Cruise begins from Oia and the picturesque Ammoudi bay. First stop is in Thirassia island for a refreshing swim and snorkeling.

Continue the sailing towards the Volcano and the Hot Springs. You will have the chance to sail close to the impressive Black Rock of the Indian, the White Beach and Red Beach.

While sailing along the stunning coastline, you will be charmed by the unique Caldera and the spectacular colors of the most famous sunset, just before entering the port of Vlychada. As the night falls, a sumptuous dinner is served.

The dinner usually includes sea food , BBQ, salads, fruites, dessert and unlimited drinks. Towels and further equipment are provided on board.

The specific cruises are operating everyday but its better to prebook your spot days before since the availability is too tight especially the high season.

For those who prefer the private experiences, don’t worry, you can find available exactly the same option of cruises with private Catamarans or Motor Yachts.

top 5 activities in santorini

2) Private Horse Riding Tour

This is an extended and beautifully tour, lasting approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours. This totally romantic tour starts from the premises of a beautiful farm with the accompaniment of  experienced instructors.

Tours take place all day until sunset. Before starting the ride, the experienced instructors will provide you with the basic training you will need to ride your horse.

Enjoy the beauty of nature and get to know the wonderful area as you pass through the local vineyards and volcanic canyons, ending up at the world’s only black beach of Vlychada.

As you riding along the breathtaking of the sculpure volcanic mountains you will have the chance to take lots of pictures of this unforgetable experience.

The farms are providing all the necessary equipment. Remember to wear normal shoes and preferable long trousers. Hat and sun glasses are totally necessary, since the temprature during the day is too high.

top 5 activities in Santorini

3) Wine Tour

An intriguing journey, especially for the wine lovers, into the viticulture tradition of Santorini, one that encapsulates the present and the past, traditional and contemporary!

This exciting tour will take you through the enchanting landscapes of the Great Santorinian Vineyard to three of the most prominent wineries, each with its own unique style and its own part in Santorini’s wine making tradition!

During the tour, you will be guided in the vineyards and the canavas of each estate, where expert sommeliers will teach you the secret art of wine and introduce you to up to 12 varieties of local wine, including the most famous Assyrtiko, Nychteri and Vinsanto.

After the end of the winery tour you will have the chance to buy your favourite wine and enjoy it with your beloved ones.

top 5 activities in santorini

4) Cooking Lesson

Explore the pure essence of Santorini Island, as it shows through its intriguing history and through acclaimed local products.

In this specific Tour , you will not only discover one of the most important archaeological sites of the Aegean, but you will also explore the tastes that define this unique island through its distinct wines.

Moreover, you will also have the opportunity for a genuine farm-to-table experience of Santorinian dishes in a fun cooking class at one of the most famous winery restaurants of the island.

Exclusive Chef will give you the knowledge and the opportunity to create by yourself some of the most traditional dishes of Santorini.

After this amazing experience you will have the time to enjoy your creations in combine with the most tastefull wines of the island.

This tours starts from the morning and lasts until the sunset time. The last years is becoming one of the top activities in Santorini. Its better to prebook your tour since the availability its not very flexible during the high season.

top 5 activities in santorini

5) Santorini Private Land Tour

Santorini is a beautiful small island with a lot of sightseeing that you can miss if not guided by a local! One of the best option to explore the island if you do not wish to rent your own vehicle. Very popular option for the cruise visitors or for those who visit Santorini for just couple of days.

The private option is always better choice since you have lot of time to each stop to admire the traditional beauty and explore the local shops. The private Tour guide will lead you to places where only the locals know. You will meet the traditional part of this cosmopolitan island.

You will visit very popular historical sights, like Akrotiri Excavations, traditional villages, like Pyrgos and Emporio village and Prophet Ilias Monastery. You will admire the Volcanic View from the capistal city of Fira. Usually these tours end up at famous Oia during the sunset time.

These kind of tours, is the first choice of the travellers, that wish to capture and explore every side of this beautiful island.