Things to Do
Volcano and Hot Springs: If you want to do something outdoorsy, this is a fun excursion! You can book a tour out of the Old Port, and we recommend the 3 hour tour for about 20 euros. This takes you to the volcano, where you hike to the top of an active crater, then you head to the island of Palea Kameni to swim in the hot springs. Also, you get to see donkeys!
Shopping in Fira: It’s fun to walk the town, especially at night time when it’s a bit cooler. There are lots of fun shops and restaurants!
Explore Oia: This is the town that is pictured in most movies with the blue domes, which makes it pretty crammed with tourist. It’s definitely fun to go explore and watch the sunset for a night, though.
Black Sand Beaches: You can go to either Perivolos or Perissa. Perivolos is a long stretch of beach that has lots beach chairs. You can rent a chair as long as you'd like for 6 euros. Perissa is more of village, and has more restaurants and shops in addition to the beach. If you have time you can go to the Red Beach, just know that it is harder to get to -- so if you are limited on time the Black Sand Beaches are easier to access and are nice as well!
Wine Tasting: Looking for a relaxing and boozy activity? Check out Santo Winery for some good wine and tastings!
Places to Eat
Vanilia Resturant: This is a classic traditional Greek and Mediterranean restaurant. Best part, you can eat on the roof to watch the sunset. Amazing chicken gyros and hummus!
Galini Cafe: Great in the morning and at night! Amazing salads and a great sunset view as well.
Why Not! Souvlaki: Great place to get a gyro!
Places to Drink
PK Cocktail Bar: Compared to Mykonos, Santorini is pretty tame. It's known for being romantic and more quiet. However, you can get great cocktails with a view here!
Places to Stay
Agnadema Apartments: This hotel sits just a 10 min walk outside the busy town of Fira in the small village of Firostefani. With a spectacular view and amazing staff, this is the perfect place to spend your vacation. If you are looking for a little nicer of spot in Santorini without the outrageous prices, this is a must! Also, the perfect place to watch the sunset, which is a highlight of Santorini -- no need for a Sunset Cruise!
Cave Hotels: There's no shortage in these crazy cave rooms where you can swim through a tunnel to a tremendous view -- a simple google search will provide Airbnbs, boutique hotels, and other options to book!
Sunsets are a thing in Santorini, everyone lines up to watch them - this can be extremely overwhelming because there can be an abundance of tourists. To avoid the crowds, a Sunset Cruise is a great idea or go outside of the city center to find a peaceful place to watch it at no cost. If you can find a hotel with a great view (like Agnadema Apartments), that's your best bet!