Visit Athinios Village on Santorini Island
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Santorini is one of the most popular islands to visit in Greece. People are drawn here for a variety of reasons, such as the stunning scenery and the beautiful weather. When people get there, they love to explore the beaches, scenery, and many of the village, which all have a special charm. Athinios Village is one of those places that is worth visiting. Here’s more information:
Getting to Athinios Village
Before you can visit Athinios, you ned to first make your way to the island of Santorini. You can get here by boat or ferry and also by airplane since the island has a regional airport. Ferries regularly depart from Piraeus and other ports throughout Greece. Once you arrive here, tit is fairly easy to get around. Athinios is considered to be the main port for the island, so if you want to spend time here you might want to consider taking a ferry to Santorini. If you fly to the island you can easily take a taxi, bus, or drive a rental car to this village.
Why Visit Athinios Village
Athinios is the smallest of the villages on the Greek island of Santorini and it is also considered to be the island’s main port. Although it is small, here are still interesting reasons to spend some time in Athinios. After a long day of sightseeing around the island, it’s a great place to sit in the shade, have a meal at a small cafe, and watch the world go by. The views of the Aegean Sea are beautiful, and the residents of this little village going about their business creates a nice atmosphere for relaxing. There are small, winding alleyways that are fun to explore, and on them you’ll discover shops offering local handicrafts, Greek wines, and souvenirs.
What to Do in Athinios Village
In addition to taking the time to soak up the ambiance and charm of Athinios, there are both practical and touristy things to do here. This is where you can find car rental agencies, hotel booking desks, and kiosks where information and reservations can be obtained for island tours. Despite the hustle and bustle of arriving and departing ferries and their passengers, Athinios is also a great place to capture memorable travel photos of the surrounding cliffs of the island. From here, you can also arrange a visit to a local winery, or perhaps a donkey ride up a cliff!
Athinios, which is also referred to as the “lady ambassador of Santorini”, is looked at as a welcoming entryway for people who are visiting the island. While it is certainly the location where almost every visitor begins and ends exploration of the island, it’s also a place worth taking a little extra time to see. Athinios is a great spot to find an authentic Greek meal, a one-of-a-kind souvenir, a bottle of local wine, or that lucky photo that perfectly captures the scenery. You won’t regret the time you spent discovering the tiny welcome village of Santorini.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com