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3 Days in Santorini - Perfect 72 Hours Guide

As a small, circular archipelago, Santorini is a site for one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world. The island, which today is one of the most visited destinations in Europe is full of sublime villas, spectacular cliffs, luxurious hotels, and the obligatory sun & sand.

Here is a sample 3-day Santorini itinerary that you can follow to get the best of Santorini.

What to see in 3 days in Santorini?

Day 1 – Cultural Santorini

Start your day by visiting the Ancient site of Akrotiri. This ancient Minoan city was buried under the volcanic ashes for more than 3500 years before being discovered. A very well-preserved city, here you can witness pottery, furniture, drainage systems and also a three-story building from 1500 BC.

In the afternoon, head to explore the south coast of Santorini. Get ready for an exciting second-half of your day and treat your eyes to some epic scenery, explore the archaeological relics, walk through the villages and taste some of the most delicious wines in the region. Feel the sands of the black beach under your feet as you gaze at the crystal clear blue waters. As the largest village of the island that is best know for its historic windmills, Emporio is a must visit. On your way back, stop at Pyrgos and walk through its narrow street as you go on to explore the ruins of the Venetian castle.

Day 2 – Food and Wine

Make your day 2 in Santorini all about food! Start your day by signing up for a Greek cooking class where the expert chefs will help you dish out some of the best and authentic Greek signature delicacies like Greek salad and caramelized pork. As the day progresses, head to wine estates to learn more about wine production in the area. As you admire Santorini’s countryside, taste nykteri alongside many local delicacies. In the evening, hop on a sunset dinner cruise and soak in the best of Santorini’s scenery, hot springs, and beaches.

Day 3 – Outdoors

Surrounded by the endless sea, Santorini is perfect for those who want to go fishing. Hop on a traditional fishing boat – Giorgaros and go out looking for shrimp and octopus from the sea. Back on the boat, you can cook the fish you’ve caught and enjoy a delicious lunch coupled with some Santorini wine and beer. In the afternoon, if you are still up for it, you can go hiking on the Caldera Trail. Stop at its many viewpoints and witness the towns of Fira and Oia, a few white Cycladic chapels, the volcano, and of course the Aegean Sea.

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