Routes For All Tastes
If you enjoy hiking, then the best way to get to know Santorini extensively is to explore the island through the numerous hiking trails it provides. There are trails of various distances that extend from Oia to Akrotiri following the brim of the caldera, that will fascinate you with the unique view to the volcano and the amazing colour changes projected all over the rocks, combined with the wild beauty of this land. Given such a ready scenery, you are sure to end up creating even your own personal postcards. If you are the adventurous type, you can drive on one of the main roads of the island up to a point of your liking and then continue on foot. The landscape will definitely reward you no matter which trail you choose since the island’s morphology combines wonderfully the mountains and the sea, allowing spontaneous excursions. Climb up wooded hills and follow traditional cobblestone paths walking through quaint villages with stunning old manors, visit Cycladic chapels and monasteries that provide a panoramic view to all of Santorini and be mesmerized by steep slopes dressed in evergreen vines gazing at buildings that literally hang over cliffs. Discover secluded parts of the island locating hidden, quiet beaches that can provide moments of true relaxation either by taking a stroll on the black sand or by swimming in the crystal clear waters away from the crowds. Your hotel’s concierge can advise you on the route that meets your needs.