Hey beautiful people! Hope you are well! Today let’s talk about the most beautiful spots in Santorini! We have been to Santorini recently with my friend Charlotte (@luluescape) and it was an amazing trip. We have met two amazing and adorable Italian travel bloggers, Donato and Giulia ( from @dgtravel) and we have spent all our stay with them! It was amazing to meet new friends there and we had so much fun together. It was my second time there, I was there last year with JE. I love this island so much that I could go there every year. If you are planning to visit Santorini, you can also read our ultimate travel guide to Santorini.
Today I’ll tell you everything about the most beautiful spots in Santorini! Are you ready? Let’s start!
Where are the most beautiful spots to visit in Santorini?
Imerovigli and Fira
Then, you can also visit Imerovigli and Fira which are pretty and typical villages located in the center of the island. If you are planning a trip to Santorini, you need to know that these places are also beautiful and there are amazing hotels there.
The village of Imerovigli sits on a clifftop overlooking Santorini’s caldera islands. The terraces of its sleek bars, fine-dining restaurants, and upscale boutique hotels, some in caves, are amazing spots to watch the sunset. The Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail leads past the ruined, 13th-century Skaros Venetian Fortress to the summit of landmark Skaros Rock and the blue-domed Theoskepasti Church on the rock’s flank.
Moreover, you can also do an excursion and visit the Volcano, just in front of the island. Its a day excursion where you can hike to the Volcano.
Visiting the volcano in Santorini is one of the greatest attractions and of utmost importance is the volcano, whose former intense activity gave the island its current shape and morphology. Before the several volcanic eruptions that occurred throughout the years, some of which were submarine, the size and the shape of Santorini were quite different. It was a much larger, round island, hence its name used to be Strogili
The beautiful village of Oia
Oia is a beautiful village located in the north of the island. You can go there easily from your hotel by bus, rent a quad or take a taxi. Oia is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Santorini. Indeed, there are many beautiful famous spots that you have probably seen on Instagram! There are beautiful churches, blue domes, white houses, or the sunset point of view! Also, there are many typical Greek restaurants.
But you need to know that Oia is really small! You can visit the city in one afternoon and all the spots are easy to find. In addition, you also have to know that there are many people even in the low season and the streets are really small, so the streets are crowded and you have to wait a lot to take photos. But, you can stay in a hotel in Oia and wake up early to avoid the crowd! That’s what we have done with Charlotte the two last nights.
The sunset point is one of my favorites places in Oia. There is an amazing viewpoint of the city. And when the sun sets, the landscapes become magical and the pastel colors appear!
The best hotels in Santorini
The Cavo Tagoo Santorini
So we stayed at the magical Cavo Tagoo Santorini, perfectly located between Imerovigli and Fira. This hotel is so minimalist and luxurious, it was so beautiful, seriously one of the most beautiful hotels where I have ever been to. When we arrived we immediately saw the amazing infinity pool with the view on the Aegean sea and the Volcano! And then we went to our beautiful room. We had a private terrasse with a hot jacuzzi and a view on the sea. The decoration of the room was really minimalist and chic. Moreover, the main pool is perfectly located in front of the sunset. We had the chance to watch absolutely gorgeous sunsets there.
Also, the restaurant is amazing. It’s located near the main pool and the decoration is really modern. They have vegetarian choices and it was seriously delicious. I tried the Greek salad and some pasta and it was really nice. Also, we had breakfast by the pool every morning and it was so perfect. There was everything we can imagine: croissants, fruits, pancakes, orange juices, coffee and so on! Moreover, the Staff at Cavo Tagoo was so kind. They even helped us to take photos. This hotel is flawless, I definitively recommend to stay there!
We stayed at the Chromata Santorini 2 years ago with JE and we had a wonderful stay. It is clearly one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed at. Read our Santorini travel guide to have more information about this hotel.
VIP suites Oia
We had a last-minute booking at VIP suites Oia, which is a cute traditional cave hotel. It was really pretty, we had even a hot jacuzzi with the view on Oia. Also, it was really affordable, 120€ for one night in the heart of Oia. There are many hotels like this one in Oia. But you need to book in advance because there is a high demand on the island.
Further, I can recommend to you my favorite restaurant in Oia, Candouni. There is a cute terrasse with musicians playing Greek music. So you can have dinner outside and hear the music. The ambiance is magical. The typical greek food is to die for and the staff is adorable. If you like Greek food and local white wine you will love it! Then, if you want to admire the beautiful sunsets with the view on Oia at the sunset point go there 30 min before!
You are planning to visit Santorini?
In conclusion, I could say that Santorini is a beautiful destination that you should visit at least once in your life! Santorini will always be one of my favorite destinations and I would definitely recommend you to go there. It is a perfect romantic vacation.
I hope this post about the most beautiful spots in Santorini will be helpful for you! If Santorini is on your bucket list or if you have been there, don’t forget to share your experience and let a comment! 😉 I would be really happy to read you and answer! have a great day and don’t forget to follow our next adventures on Instagram!