The Greek island of Santorini receives millions of visitors each year, drawn to its azure blue waters, whitewashed gorgeous houses and several archaeological treasures. Located on the Aegean Sea, the island’s many treasures have amped up Santorini tourism significantly. Whether it’s the beaches such as Kamari with its black sand or settling down to see the sunset at Oia, the island is a paradise for many people who consider it the perfect holiday spot. Santorini tours also include visits to the wineries, monasteries and churches in Pyrgos Kallistis or the famed prehistoric Akrotiri excavation site.
The island of Santorini consists of a semi-circular archipelago of volcanic islands which are located on the Aegean Sea. It can be found between the islands of Ios and Anafi. Santorini’s climate is semi-arid but is also Mediterranean. While there isn’t much rain, there are quite strong winds during summer.
Santorini tourism has grown in leaps and bounds in the past few decades with tourists streaming in every year especially during the summer. There are numerous places to see here and a good number of interesting things to do. For instance, people enjoy visiting the Archaeological Museum of Thera where treasures from the Neolithic era are stored.
Yet others like to visit the Tomato Industrial Museum to see the story behind Santorini’s most well-known product. Of course, there’s also Akrotiri, an active excavation site that has been around from 1967 where excavations have unearthed civilisations all the way back from 4th millennium BC. Others like to take a tour of the Santorini volcano while the Kamari beach is always popular because of its numerous water activities that take place there.