Santorini is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is an island which is supposed to be built by volcanic eruptions. The water surrounded by all the four sides has turned it into a blue-colored island. If you are visiting this place for the first time, you could get Santorini holiday packages from Dubai, from India, from Ireland, and different parts of the world. Also, here is a list of things to do when visiting Santorini for the first time.
- Taking a boat ride around the whole island:
The very first thing that first-timers could do in Santorini is taking a boat ride and roam around the whole island. This plan sounds so interesting and is actually interesting once executed. You will come to know about the establishment of the island through the water. One of the most important things to keep in your mind while this water tour is that, you are not going to stay in any shed throughout your tour. So make sure that you are doing this in an appropriate season.
The second thing that you could do is to sit and relax in your hotel. If you think that Santorini is an island and you will get to see a lot of beaches here, then you are wrong. Santorini is not popular for its beaches and is world known for its cliffs. There are some beaches, but those are volcanic. Hence should be avoided. After you come back to your hotel from all the adventure you could simply go to the pool and take a dive into that. Hotels here are very luxurious and affordable at the same time.
- Exploring the villages:
There are two very important and beautiful villages on this island, namely Fira and Oia. Both the villages are picaresque villages of Greece and are located at the rim of Caldera. Now, if you are interested in knowing the lifestyle of the local people, then these are the must-visit villages. Not just that, Oia is known for its best sunset view. Sunsets are good at Fira also, but the village is very busy and the view could be disrupted by this. If you want to visit any place in Fira, you will have to walk on your foot because of the traffic. Even if you want to eat at restaurants, you will have to make bookings prior to your arrival. Oia is smaller and less populated than Fira and makes it is easy for the time visitors.
- Indulging into a local food tour:
Apart from the places, one could also try the local food of Santorini, as you could not get the complete glimpse of the culture of a place if you didn’t taste its food. Now, one of the most popular foods on this island is its Gelato. Gelato is a type of dessert which is very similar to ice cream. You could ask locals about the best store for this. Try various flavors to have the best of it. One of the weirdest flavors is rosewater pink pepper. If you want to try a local one, you could go for Greek yogurt.
So, this was all that a first-timer should know about Santorini. If you are traveling to this place for the first time, these activities are a must.