Santorini is one of the most romantic places in the world. Every year couples flock to this breathtaking island for enchanting getaways, weddings and honeymoons. The breathtaking views, gorgeous sunsets and whitewashed villages are sure to make your couples vacation special. Here are our top tips on where to go for a dose of romance, Santorini style.
Fira is a city of whitewashed buildings located on a cliffside, and is the capital of Santorini. This beautiful city is the perfect place for a drink at sunset overlooking the dramatic Caldera, followed by a traditional Greek meal at one of Fira’s many restaurants. Take a stroll through the narrow streets, stopping at stores and stalls along the way. The perfect date night!
2. Take a sailing trip
Take a morning or sunset cruise and experience the beauty of the island from all angles. On a typical sailing trip you will pass beaches, soak up some rays and get a chance to swim in the hot springs. With stunning views out to sea and the beautiful backdrop of Santorini it's an experience not to be missed. We recommend Spridakos Sailing for impressive boats, tasty home made lunch and great music!
3. Go wine tasting
Santorini is famous for it’s unique tasting wine, so if you’re wine lovers you can book a winery tour and taste some of the different flavours produced on the island. At Venetsanos Winery you can sit on the cliff edge with beautiful views out to sea while you sip from a glass, and snack on delicious cheeses and fruits. It’s the perfect way to start your romantic evening.
Pyrgos is a quaint village situated around a hillside, around 7km from Fira. Take a morning stroll with your partner to the village church and light a candle. Have a coffee at the Art Gallery Cafe before heading up to the top to see the ruins of an ancient castle. There are several spots on the way up to catch views out to sea, it’s a bit of a workout but well worth it!
5. Akrotiri Lighthouse
The lighthouse isn’t traditionally romantic but the panoramic views from its base make this a must see spot with your significant other. You can see stretches of blue sea as far as the eye can see, and it’s just breath taking! This rocky scene makes you feel like you’re on the edge of the world, and you will find yourselves wanting to sit in silence together and enjoy the beauty around you.
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