This 7-night Santorini itinerary allows you to embrace the island’s diverse offerings, from its peaceful and authentic villages to its world-famous sunsets and beautiful beaches. It’s a well-rounded journey that lets you savor the essence of Santorini, making it an unforgettable experience.
Day 1: Arrival in Santorini
Arrive at Santorini’s Thira Airport or Athinios Port. Check-in at your chosen accommodation, whether it’s a luxury resort, a cozy boutique hotel, or a traditional villa. Spend your first evening enjoying a relaxing dinner at a local taverna, where you can sample some Greek dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, or fresh seafood.
Day 2: Cultural Exploration and Beach Time
Start your day with a visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera or the Megaro Gyzi Museum. Enjoy a delicious brunch at one of the many cafes in Fira. Spend the afternoon at Kamari Beach, where you can relax on the black sand and swim in the crystal-clear waters.
In the evening, explore Kamari’s beachfront promenade and have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3: Akrotiri and Red Beach
Visit the ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri, often called the “Pompeii of the Aegean.” Explore the well-preserved ruins of this prehistoric town. Afterward, relax on the unique Red Beach, known for its striking crimson cliffs and dark sand.
Enjoy a leisurely dinner in Akrotiri, where you can savor fresh seafood in a more tranquil setting.
Day 4: Wine Tasting and Oia Sunset
Start the day with a visit to some of the island’s wineries to taste the distinctive Assyrtiko grape and other local varietals. Enjoy a wine tasting tour and pair your wines with local cheese and olives. In the late afternoon, head to Oia to explore the charming streets and prepare for the famous Santorini sunset. Capture the stunning sunset over the caldera and enjoy dinner at a picturesque restaurant in Oia or head down to Ammoudi Bay for excellent fish restaurants.
Day 5: Perissa and Ancient Thera
Head to Perissa Beach, another beautiful black sand beach with a more relaxed atmosphere. After soaking up the sun, make your way to the nearby ancient ruins of Thera. Climb to the top for stunning views of the island. Savor a romantic dinner at a beachside restaurant.
Day 6: Sailing Cruise
Conclude your Santorini adventure with a sailing cruise in the caldera. Witness the island’s unique beauty from the sea, explore volcanic islets, and swim in hot springs. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared on board and watch the sunset over the water.
Return to your accommodation for a final night on the island.
Day 7: Departure
Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time for last-minute shopping or relaxation.
Say farewell to Santorini and leave with cherished memories of this enchanting destination.