Bucketlist Travels logo

Best experiences:

12 Best things to see & do in Santorini

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

  • Bucket List Experience

Santorini’s signature experience: sailing, swimming and lunching on luxury catamarans amid stunning volcanic scenery.

Adult price: 25

Good for age: 8+

Duration: 4 hours

Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

Entrance alley of red and white Wine museum and vinery buildings

Experience

This small but interesting museum outside Kamari offers great insights regarding Santorini’s unique viniculture: and 400 years if wine-making history. You can sample the winery’s offerings, too. Here the vines are twisted into crown-shaped baskets so the grapes are protected from harsh winter winds.

Adult price: 12

Good for age: 18+

Website >

Kamari Beach

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

Black sand beach of Kamari seen from above, with dark blue water

Experience

The black beaches of Santorini’s east coast, made up of volcanic gravel, are one of the island’s big attractions and Kamari is a resort for those who want the full sun, sea, and sand summer experience.

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

A wooden walkway with railings between ancient ruined foundations

Experience

A small archaeological museum stuffed with frescoes and figurines from Bronze Age Akrotiri. Furniture and figurines, tools and weapons, seals and ceramic vessels all reveal aspects of how the inhabitants lived thousands of years ago.

Adult price: 3

Good for age: 18+

Vlychada Beach

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

People swimming and sunbathing and sunbathing on the beach near white rocks of Vlychada

Experience

A long, sandy and uncrowded beach on the island’s east coast. Go for authentic fish tavernas and a back-drop of spectacular volcanic rock formations.

Ancient Akrotiri

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

Ruins of an ancient village, with earthenware pots. People stand behind railings and look at the ruins.

Experience

A perfectly preserved ancient Minoan settlement, buried beneath volcanic ash 3,500 years ago. It offers a unique insight into an ancient civilisation, which some speculate could be the lost city of Atlantis.

Adult price: 10

Good for age: 18+

Sunset at the Chapel of Theoskepasti

  • Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece

A white chapel near a cliff edge, with a bright blue sea behind it

Experience

The Chapel of Theoskepasti, suspended between sea and sky in a nook on Skaros rock, is a spectacular spot to watch the sunset. Enjoy with a bottle of chilled Assyrtiko.

Good for age: 18+