Last Updated on January 12, 2023 by Jim Ferri
It’s one of the most beautiful islands in Greece and worth a few days to enjoy. If you don’t have the time, here’s what you can see in 24 hours on Santorini, Greece
Many consider Greece’s Santorini one of the most beautiful places in the world. Most people, however, see it on a tour from a cruise ship. But o really absorb its magic it’s really worthwhile to spend a few days on this idyllic island, one of the best Greek islands.
Most people, however, can’t spend a few days there. If you can only spend a day, here are things to do during 24 hours on Santorini.
Just Admire Its Incredible Beauty
If you’re looking for what to do in Santorini, for starters just admire the incredible beauty of the island. You’ll realize why few ever forget Fira, the capital of Santorini in Greece. The island’s beauty and charm is that captivating.
Santorini, one of the best Greek islands, is a near-magical island of picturesque white villages clinging to towering cliffs. It also has fascinating archaeological sites, and multicolored beaches lapped by a cobalt-colored sea. Most famously, however, it’s a place that gives you a front-row seat for the most spectacular sunset you’ll see anywhere. It’s also one of the leading contenders for the lost city of Atlantis.
Originally called Thira by the Dorians (and Fira in English) and later renamed Santorini by the conquering Venetians, today it’s still known as the former by the Greeks and the latter by travelers.
Despite the confusion over its name it remains a must-see port on many cruises. That’s how I first came to know it years ago. Then I spent too few hours on the island before the finale of a spectacular sunset signaled the return to my ship.
This time, however, I was determined to stay longer and experience much more of Fira to be able to share what to do in Santorini with you.
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