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Places to see in Santorni: the must - sees of the most stunning Island of the Mediterranean.

Are you planning your holiday in Santorini, but don't know yet what to do and which are the best places to visit? We will explain everything in this article, in which we will recommend to you the most important sights in Santorini while shining light on some of the hidden places not to be missed and where you can take atmospheric photos of the most exciting moments of your trip.

Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and a fantastic place to catch breathtaking sunsets, eat fresh fish in local restaurants and stroll through the narrow streets of the island's small villages.

It is undoubtedly a very popular destination for young couples who want to spend their holidays diving into a cobalt blue sea and admiring the spectacular sunsets from the top of the caldera.

If you're asking yourself why visit Santorini, we have the answer: there's no island like Santorini. The island offers one of the most impressive natural spectacles: the Caldera view - a volcanic crater whose summit collapsed after a huge explosion which happened thousands of years ago - is simply unique. The red and black land stands out against the blue of the sea, while the white houses with the light blue domes blend in with the colour of the sky. And this is why Santorini is considered the most charming and striking island of the Mediterranean.

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The most interesting places to sea in Santorini: Fia and the Caldera

Fira is the capital of Santorini. It's also one of the most stunning villages of the island and one of the most important cultural destinations. In Fira you can walk around the delightful and picturesque alleys of the city, filled with the famous blue and white houses while admiring the breathtaking view of the Caldera, the heart of Santorini.

If you want to discover the most popular panoramic views of the sea and the caldera, take a walk along the beautiful path that leads to the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli: this is the tallest point of the caldera and it's about 30 minutes from Fira.

On your way back, enjoy the sunset and the caldera from either Firostefani or Imerovigli: a true spectacle of nature, worthy of ending up in your photo album.

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Oia: the special village of Santorini.

Along with Fira, Oia is a must-see village. We assure you that this town will leave you breathless as soon as you lay your eyes on the splendid view of the Caldera, the lovely white houses and the characteristic blue-dome churches.

Oia is also one of the best places to see the sunset in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere: the best spot to enjoy the sunset in Oia is the Byzantine castle, but make sure you get there a couple of hours early in order to get the best seats.

If you're a couple and prefer to enjoy the sunset in a romantic environment, book a table in one of the many bars and restaurants, sit down, taste your drink and sink in the natural show that Santorini offers.

Shootingrent tip: if you go to Oia in the afternoon or early evening, you'll have the perfect lighting for your pictures!

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Excursions in Santorini.

If you're the adventurous type and want to discover in more depth the panoramic views of Santorini and the Caldera, we recommend you have a hike from Fira to Oia. You'll have to walk a 9km long path right on top of the caldera: from there, the view will speak for itself, inspiring you to have a private photoshoot. The best time to hike from Fira to Oia is in the morning or, even better, at the end of the day, just in time to admire the sun going down from Oia.

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The beaches in Santorini

If you're wondering how the beaches in Santorini are or which beaches are worth it, here's our top 5 selection:

  • the Red beach, surrounded by ocre volcanic rocks;
  • the White Beach, reachable by boat and right next to the Red Beach;
  • the beach of Vlihada with its white rocks;
  • the Beaches of Perissa, Perivolos, Agios Georgios and Kamari, large beaches with black sand and local bars and taverns.
  • the Beach of Monolithos, with its deep waters.

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The hidden spots of Santorini

Last but not least, the secret and hidden spots of Santorini:

  • Pyrgos: this village is definitely less touristy than Oia and Fira, but it's characterized by an incredible charm and it's the ideal spot if you're looking for some peace. Go up the hill and enjoy the splending view of the sea, or take a walk along the streets and explore the beauty of this small village.
  • Amoudi Bay: this bay is located close to Oia and it's famous for the high-end fish restaurants and for its rocks, perfect to jump off. If you're brave enough, you should absolutely try to jump from the rocks at least once, and have someone to capture this moment of pure adrenaline!

Things to do in Santorini: couple photoshoot

Are you looking to discover other secret locations in Santorini? Ask our local photographers in Santorini who will guide you to the most fascinating and evocative places of the island while having a professional photoshoot.

Book a photoshoot in Santorini or in any other place you're visiting, it's easy: you'll just have to pick your destination, select the date and time for your photoshoot and book with the photographer you prefer.

Once you book, you'll just have to pose, smile and capture the moment!

You can find our 5-step guide on how to book a professional photoshoot and all the available destinations on our website.

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