Why Santorini Is An Ideal Place To Finish Your Greek Sailing Holiday
By Yacht Getaways Team published on 3 April 2017
There’s a reason why Santorini makes it on to so many must-visit lists, not least because there simply isn’t anywhere else quite like it. In fact, there are so many reasons we could list to encourage you to visit Santorini on your sailing getaway, but here are just six to tempt you.
The Rich History and Culture
Many experts agree the Akrotiri settlements are one of the world’s most important archeological sites. In 1627 BC the Theran eruption destroyed the settlement, but the falling volcanic ash preserved the remnants of many works of art and precious objects. Akrotiri perhaps provided Plato with the inspiration to write his story of Atlantis, and you’ll be struck by the quiet, moving atmosphere as you learn more about the history of the people who called this settlement home.
You don’t have to be a hopeless romantic to appreciate a good sunset, and gazing over the inky blue sea towards a rich orange sun saying goodbye to another day from a Santorini beach or cliff top is something quite special. Oia is one of the most popular places to view the sunset from, but Firostefani is an equally beautiful vantage point.
As well as a limitless selection of fresh seafood dishes to choose from, the volcanic soils of Santorini lend themselves well to nurturing everything from sweet cherry tomatoes and fava beans, to juicy grapes and pistachios.
From high-end fashion houses to quirky boutiques with shelves full of unique souvenirs and beautiful jewellery, finding something wonderful to remember your Santorini adventure by, within whatever budget you have to spend, won’t be difficult.
Picture Perfect Scenery
Budding photographer or devoted Instagrammer? However seriously you take your photography skills you’ll be spoilt for choice with stunning views to capture, allowing you to look back on your Santorini getaway forever, or at least until you’re tempted back for another visit!
The Pure Romance of a Santorini Sailing Getaway
Sailing into Santorini. Doesn’t that just sound like a dream come true?