Interesting Ways to Explore Santorini
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Santorini is one of the most popular of all the Greek islands and for good reason. It is very picturesque, boasts some amazing sunsets, and there are plenty of things to do while on the island. Some of the most popular activities include lounging on the beach, visiting the shops, seeing some of the landmarks, and eating some traditional food. However, you don’t need to stick with these typical activities in order to see the island. These unique activities are also worth doing during your stay. Here’s more information:
Rent a Quad Bike (4-Wheeler)
Another great way you can explore Santorini is driving a quad bike, also known as a 4-wheeler. There are many quad bikes available for rent throughout the island. It is easy to ride it since you do not need to pedal it. The other great thing is it does not fall when you stop it. You enjoy the ride since the roads here are big enough, so you can travel along with cars and trucks at the speed you want.
If you want to be accompanied by a friend or a photographer, no need to worry you can get a 310cc quad bike. As you ride you can decide to stop at Black Beach and enjoy viewing a black sand beach or Santa Irini bakery to enjoy snacks. In addition, you enjoy the red beach, teal and turquoise water, reddish sand and the red rocks. You can also decide to pass through other towns in Santorini and enjoy the great sights.
Why not see some of the island by foot instead of getting around by taxi? One of the ways you can explore the area is by enjoying a hike from Fira to Oia. As you enjoy the hike, you go through different villages including Oia, Firostefani, Fira and Imerovigli. In addition, you also go along the caldera cliff. The hike takes you two to five hours, but this is determined by your speed and the times you stop on the way. In case you take a side trip to Skaros rock, you can take an extra hour. Hiking from Fira to Ohio offers you a memorable experience since you go through a dirt path and areas with cobblestone. If you are planning to take the hike during the summer, you need to begin the hike early since by 11am it gets very hot. There are shops and restaurants you can buy items that you require such as water, snacks, foods and other drinks.
Do you want to see the island from a completely different perspective? If you like to enjoy boat tours of the volcano, you can do that in Santorini. The boat tours give you an opportunity to have a great view of caldera cliffs. Here you can enjoy different activities such as exploring the villages, swimming in the hot springs, hike the volcano, stop at white and red beach to swim and take time to enjoy watching the sunset below Oia. The good thing is that most of the boat tours offer onboard meals, so you can enjoy your favorite food and alcohol.
Take a Helicopter Ride
In Santorini, you can decide to hit new heights by enjoying a helicopter flight. Here you have a great time as you have perfect aerial views of the Island, unique natural features, white washed villages and taking photos from a perfect vantage point. In addition, you enjoy the great views of red and black sand beaches, secluded bays and hideaway coves.
These are some ideas for exploring the island of Santorini in a different way. You should consider doing one of them during your vacation to the island!
This post was written by Greek Boston