Akrotiri Village/ History & Sites
Akrotiri Village is one of the most significant spots on the island of Santorini, with a rich history and heritage reaching back to the prehistoric era. Here lies the Aegean Pompeii, an advanced Minoan civilization that was buried intact under the volcano's ashes. Here stands one of the five medieval Kastelia, fortresses built to guard the locals against pirate attacks. Here, you will find the famous Red Beach and amazing secluded beaches such as Mesa Pigadia to put you in the summer mood you are seeking. Starting from Lerion, Akrotiri’s treasures are within easy reach, all you need is to set out to explore it. Tip: Look for the dreamy Akrotiri Lighthouse on the western end of the peninsula, for the most spectacular sunset views in the area.
The Island of Santorini
A volcanic gem in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Santorini Island is as beautiful as it is unique. The majestic caldera towering over the grand blue, the stunning Cycladic architecture and a rich heritage and culture form the wonder of Santorini, a slice of heavenly beauty that has grown to become a beloved destination to people from around the world! With gorgeous beaches of unusual colours, ancient and medieval treasures, superb volcanic wine and products, and beauty to please all the senses, this extraordinary island promises moments and experiences that will capture your heart forever. Explore it all!
The Most Beautiful Santorini Spots
What to look for when getting around the island? Start with the heart of the action, the bustling capital town of Fira, filled with amazing stops for shopping, dining, and exploring local life, as well as some of the most intriguing museums on the island. For a more traditional outlook on island living Pyrgos is the place to look for, in the heart of the island. Pyrgos boasts gorgeous island-wide views and an idyllic traditional ambience that never ceases to amaze. As for a walk into the tranquil side of life, and perhaps a venture into the wine production of Santorini, the quaint Megalochori is just the spot to take your breath away with its old-timer’s charm and serenity. Last, but not least, the world-famous Oia, an amalgamation of cosmopolitan and traditional charm boasting stunning sunsets!
The Beach Life in Santorini
Santorini is known for its remarkable volcanic beaches, colourful and distinctive, reflecting the unique character of the island that makes it stand out. In the vicinity of Akrotiri lay some of the most intriguing beach destinations; the Red and the White Beaches to begin with, are within close distance from Lerion Luxury Villa, followed by Mesa Pigadia, a secluded gem loved by locals and visitors alike. The black-sanded Perivolos and Perissa are among the top choices of visitors looking for well-organised beach entertainment, whereas the lunar rocks of Vlychada are a must for those seeking picturesque landscapes and beachfront privacy. Tip: One of the most stunning beaches of the Med, the famous Red Beach, aptly named after the colour of its volcanic rocks is within easy walking distance from Akrotiri.
The Best Activities in Santorini
When on an island as extraordinary as Santorini, one should explore its wonders in every possible manner! Sailing cruises to the volcanoes and the island's beaches or nearby islands are a top choice, whereas a wine-tasting or cooking class in a local vineyard is a must. Hiking or horse-riding tours are also a favourite way to explore the island’s beauty, between exhilarating watersports expeditions and guided sightseeing tours. As for the arrangements for all the above mentioned activities and more, our experienced concierge team is ready to help you put together the most exciting itinerary and take care of all the details, for you to enjoy every moment of your holidays in Santorini!