"Thira - too beautiful to say Good Bye for ever." Santorini Island by wroclawiak

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I planned to stay here only three days but I changed my mind 20 minutes after my arrival and I stayed here 7 days. It was a good decision and good choice indeed.
Don't come here for one day like a lot of tourists coming to Santorini from Crete. They only see the capital Fira and Oia. The both towns look diffrent in the morning hours before the one day tourists come and in the evening after their departure. The both towns are overcrowded during the day. I think it is reesonable to plan the trip in September or in October.
The beaches are not so splendid like in Crete but the views cannot be beaten.

I think you can find here everything you need or you want to find.

Don't miss:

1. donkey ride
2. the beautiful towns of Pyrgos and Emborio
3. the Prehistoric Museum in Fira
4. the walking tour from Fira to Oia
5. the ancient town of Old Thira
6. the Volcano and the Hot Springs
7. take a dinner in the port of Therasia

MY ITINERARY

DAY 1,
arrival, Perissa - Agios Katefiani - Beach

DAY 2,
walking tour 1
Perissa - Vlichada - ruins of Akrotiri - Agios Nikolaos - Red Beach

DAY 3
walking tour 2
Fira- Imerovigli-Moni Profitis Ilias - Agios Stavros - Agios Vassilios - Oia

DAY 4
boat trip
Athinios - Nea Kameni-Thirasia-Fira

DAY 5
walking tour 3
Perissa - Emborio - Pyrgos

DAY 6
walking tour 4
Perissa - Old Thera - Kamari - Fira

DAY 7
departure

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  • Cons:few connections from Crete
  • Last visit to Santorini Island: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2005
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    This surely is a great place to see the history ruins, and the white-washed towns and village living. You have done a great job of showing the reader what to see, and described the sites very well.

  • ChristinaNest's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2006 at 12:37 PM

    Great page, what a beautiful island! funny I haven't been to our southern neighbour yet. You know that Pyrgos was also Burgas' old name, means fortress I think. greetings

  • Oct 23, 2005 at 2:41 PM

    very good tips and discriptions of what you saw you make me feel like going back to santorini again

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