Travel Tuesday: Spotlight on Santorini

Santorini is one of the most glamous areas of Greece, offering stunning panoramic views across crystal blue seas, eclectic cuisine, thriving nightlife and excellent wines. Today at Love Home Swap for #TravelTuesday we are looking at the top spots in...

Santorini is one of the most glamous areas of Greece, offering stunning panoramic views across crystal blue seas, eclectic cuisine, thriving nightlife and excellent wines. Today at Love Home Swap for #TravelTuesday we are looking at the top spots in Santorini.

Ancient Akrotiri

Santorini's ancient city of Akrotiri is a MUST when travelling to Greece. In 1967, Akrotiri was discovered under volcanic ash from an eruption in 1613BC that devastated the city. The archaeological site is home to stunning frescoes and ceramics, many of which are now display at Fira's archaeological museum and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

The Caldera

A caldera is a large, cauldron shaped volcano, usually formed by the collapse of land in an eruption. Approximately 4 miles in diameter, the Santorini Caldera is located in the Aegean Sea and is undoubtedly one of the natural wonders on planet earth. The volcanic explosion that occurred here more than 3500 years ago forever changed the topography of the Mediterranean coast. The picturesque town of Oia is always buzzing with excitement and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels that are perfectly positioned on the rocky surroundings to offer tourists panoramic views of the Santorini Caldera.

Ammoudi

The tiny port of Ammoudi is a charming setting for dinner, strolling or an evening drink. Located at the foot of picturesque village Oia, the small beach looks out over crystal clear, blue water and on to the caldera. Fresh seafood is in abundance and the port offers a selection of traditional fish taverns.

Boutari Winery

There is no better way to enjoy the Island than with a glass of vino in the wine region, Santorini boosts a number of different wineries, vineyards and even its own wine museum. The most famous and recognizable is the Boutari Winery, with its pristine white dome Boutari has been the most popular winery in Greece since 1989. Tours are offered everyday starting at around 10 am and costing around 8 euros. For more infomation, click here.

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