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Santorini is an island rich in history and geologic activity. These two elements have created a landscape that is impressive and inviting for visitors from all over the world with a wide variety of interests. In this section we have collected major categories of interest were you may find ideas on what to see and do on this unique island.

Villages

  • Ia & Finikia
  • Imerovigli & Vourvoulos
  • Firostefani
  • Fira & Kondohori & Karterados
  • Messaria & Vothonas
  • Exo Gonia & Mesa Gonia
  • Pyrgos
  • Megalohori
  • Emborio
  • Akrotiri

Archaeological & Historical Sites

  • The Buried City of Akrotiri (3200BC – 1600BC)
  • Ancient Thira (900BC – 726AD)
  • Skaros/Roka (1100AD – 1600AD)
  • Early Christianity: The Basilica of Agia Irini (400AD)

Beaches

  • North - Armeni
  • Amoudi
  • Katharos
  • Paradise
  • Baxedes
  • Kouloumbos
  • Pori
  • East – Xiropigado
  • Vourvoulos
  • Exo Gialos
  • Avis
  • Kamari
  • South - Perissa
  • Perivolos
  • Exomitis
  • Vlihada
  • Almira
  • Red Beach
  • Kambia
  • White Beach
  • Mesa Pigadia

Museums & Exhibition Centers

  • Oia – Nautical Museum, Traditional Weaving Mill Exhibition
  • Fira – Prehistoric & Archaeological Museums, Gizi & Nomikou Megara – Exhibition Centers
  • Kondohori –Folklore Museum
  • Messaria – Argiros Neoclassic Mansion
  • Vothonas – Vulcan Wine Museum
  • Exo Gonia – Art Space Exhibition Center
  • Pyrgos – Vanishing Village Exhibition & Icons & Relics Collection from the Monastery of Profit Elijah
  • Perissa – Mineral and Fossil Museum
  • Vlihada - Santorini Art Factory Exhibition Center
  • Akrotiri – La Ponta

Wineries

  • Pyrgos – Santo Wines, Hadzidakis Winery
  • Exo Gonia – Gaia Wines
  • Mesa Gonia – Canava Argyros, Canava Rousos
  • Vothonas – Koutsogianopoulos Winery
  • Baxedes – Sigalas Estate
  • Megalochori – Boutari Winery, Venetsanos Winery, Gavalas Vineyards

Churches

  • Panagia Episkopi – Mesa Gonia, 1100AD
  • Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral – Fira, 1827 /1956
  • Catholic Cathedral St. John the Baptist – Fira, 1823
  • Prophet Elias Monastery: Pyrgos, 18th century
  • Zoodoho Pygi – Kamari
  • Panagia Katefiani – Perissa (1537-1650)
  • Agios Nikolaos Monastery: Imerovigli, 1651

Castles

  • Imerovigli Skaros rock formation: Pano Kastro – Roka(the top part of the rock) built 1200 -1230/ Kato Kastro (the lower part of the rock)1200 & on.
  • Akrotiri built from 1250 to 1336.
  • Oia Ag. Nikolao & Emborio castles built from 1300 to 1450
  • Pyrgos 1400 -1584.