Santorini Itinerary 5 Days

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5 Days in Santorini - Perfect Vacation Guide

With sweeping views of the Aegean sea and sunset vistas that would inspire an artist, Santorini is a Greek island for every romantic at heart. Enchanting towns dipped in white and a few vibrant colors, crown the cliffs of the island. While Santorini makes for an ideal destination to have a laid back vacation, it also allows you to unleash your adventurous side through activities like scuba diving and snorkelling. It has a few archaeological sites and museums that would make you step back in time. If you are planning to spend 5 days in Santorini then take a look at this itinerary. Pocket it and be sure that you will be able to thoroughly explore the prettiest island of Greece.

What to see in Santorini in 5 days?

Day 1 in Santorini

On your first day in Santorini, set out to explore Fira - the capital of the Greek island. It is a picturesque cliffside city, full of white-washed houses with a pop of blue. You may start exploring this beautiful town by first visiting Three Bells of Fira. This is a Greek orthodox church flaunting white-washed walls and a blue dome. The church is a pretty sight to behold, making it the most photographed structure in Fira. From Three Bells of Fira, you are treated to breathtaking vistas of the Aegean Sea, spanning as far as the eye can see. Remember, this is also one of the best places to view sunset in Santorini. You may then visit the Archaeological Museum of Thera. Here you will see exhibits that date back to the 3rd millennium BC. Museum of Prehistoric Era is another interesting museum to visit in Fira. This museum houses archaeological artifacts that were recovered during excavations in Santorini.

Day 2 in Santorini

On your second day in Santorini, enjoy cruising the waters of Aegean sea. Numerous boat tours will be at your disposal. Choose one and set out to enjoy a day of relaxation. You will be put on a Catamaran boat along with a number of other cruisers. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the sea, bask in the warm sunlight, let the gentle breeze blow your hair. You may also get a chance of swimming and snorkelling at the fixed spots of the boat tour. You will be provided with all the necessary gear and instructions. Depending upon the tour that you choose, you may also be offered delicious meals. The tour would end as the sun sets, painting the sky in different hues of orange.

Day 3 in Santorini

Let your third day in Santorini be a little adventurous. On this day, opt to go scuba diving. Santorini Dive Center is one of the most popular amongst tourists. They have access to most popular diving spots around Santorini and guarantee to provide top notch service. After exploring the underwater world, you may spend the rest of the day relaxing at a beach. If you are at the Akrotiri beach, you may even head towards the archaeological site where you can see the Bronze Age settlement or visit the Akrotiri lighthouse.

Day 4 in Santorini

On the fourth day in Santorini, make your way towards Ancient Thira. This is a mountaintop ancient city which can be reached by hiking along an easy trail. The ancient city has ruins that give you a glimpse of the settlement dating as far as 9th century. A few of the notable areas to visit in Ancient Thira include the Agora, the basilike stoa, and a theater with a seating capacity of about 1,500. After exploring Ancient Thira, head towards Perissa Black Sand Beach. This is the ideal beach to relax for the rest of the day. It is lined with many beach bars and restaurants that offer mouth-watering Greek cuisines.

Day 5 in Santorini

You must spend your last day in Santorini exploring the colorful town of Oia. This coastal town has houses splashed in different colors, but primarily in white. Its narrow alleys are marked with many bars, restaurants, and stores, and walking along them is when you will discover the local charm of Santorini. A few attractions that you must visit while you are wandering in Oia include the Oia Castle, the Byzantine Castle Ruins, and a couple of local art galleries. You must end your day by watching the sunset at the popular sunset view point in Oia.

Santorini is that Greek island which exemplifies beauty in simplicity. Refer to this Santorini itinerary of 5 days and you will know how to use your time to the optimum.

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