Hints & Tips on the island of Santorini
You might have seen and heard many things about Santorini but wait until you truly face the amazing beauty of the caldera, taste the products, explore the villages, discover the history and relax at the volcanic beaches of an island like no other. Santorini today is among the world’s top destinations, enchanting with its savage beauty every visitor, whether they reach the island for their holidays, to get married, to spend their honeymoon or just to see for themselves what makes the island of Santorini so unique.
Every corner of Santorini hides new surprises, spectacles of savage wilderness and remnants of a rich history that seem to travel the visitor back in time. The medieval allure of the Kastelia – the castle cities and fortifications of the mainland villages, the majestic mansions of the 17th and 18th century, the iconic canavas of wineries hidden in caves carved in the rocks; all add their charms and subtle elegance to the magic that is Santorini.
And that is not all; Santorini is special in so many ways. Views that will stay etched in your hearts forever, tastes and flavours you have never sampled before, feelings of awe and bliss in an environment so mystifying and captivating; these are just some of Santorini’s precious gifts to its visitors, and these are the characteristics that support the myth that Santorini truly was the Lost Atlantis, a slice of heaven in the middle of the Aegean Sea.
The best activities in Santorini
A things- to-do list by Kasimatis by La Perla
There are so many things to discover and feel on the island of Santorini. Kasimatis by La Perla can be the starting point for your excursions and explorations across the island. When staying in Kasimatis by La Perla you can go:
Among the top activities in Santorini is hiking from Fira to Oia. You don’t have to start from Fira as the path passes through the village of Imerovigli and the Kasimatis by La Perla. It will take approximately 2 exciting hours of hiking through the marvels of Santorini to reach the village of Oia with the unique architecture and the amazing views. Alternatively, you can choose to walk as far as the capital of the island, Fira. It will take you 20 to 25 minutes to be in the liveliest spot of the island. Keep in mind that both routes offer amazing caldera views all the way through. For more hiking you can visit the village of Pyrgos where paths will take you down to the alluring village of Emporio and the beaches of Perivolos and Perissa or up to the Monastery of Prophet Ilias for awe-inspiring panoramic views!
The closest attraction to Kasimatis by La Perla is the impressive rock of Skaros. From the once-mighty castle-city, there’s nothing left, but you have to visit it for the amazing views to the sea and the volcanoes. Among the sights that you have to visit are the archaeological sites of Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, the villages Pyrgos and Emporio for their medieval castle cities and the evocative atmosphere, the village of Akrotiri as far as the Lighthouse and as high as the village’s Goulas. Do not miss the picturesque village of Oia, the neighbouring Finikia and of course the capital of the island, Fira, for shopping, dining and visits to the museums. The people of Kasimatis by La Perla will give you all the details for the best spots to discover in order to be part of what we call the magnificence of Santorini.
This is Santorini’s top activity and there are many reasons why. A cruise around Santorini with stops to the volcanoes and the Thermal Springs or around the island of Santorini along with the amazing feeling of being surrounded by the imposing rocks of the caldera, make sailing in Santorini an experience that simply can’t be missed. There are various options like modern catamarans and traditional vessels, day or sunset time cruises, private or in groups, to choose the one that suits you best. The staff of Kasimatis by La Perla will guide you through every option to help you choose the best cruise for you and, of course, will take care of all the arrangements.
Santorini is famous not only for the landscape and the sunset. The gastronomic scene of the island is an intriguing one thanks to the strong character of its wines. From the sweet Vinsanto- made only in Santorini- to wines made with Assyrtiko, Aidani and Athiri, in the wineries of Santorini you will enjoy a wine tasting with palate-pleasing tastes, nonchalant strolls to the vineyards and you will get to take with you the delicious aftertaste of Santorini’s wines. Do not forget that Kasimatis by La Perla are housed in an old canava, the place where Santorinians made and stored the wine, so the family of the owners can give you a first-hand account on the wines and viniculture of Santorini.
The volcanic beaches of Santorini are one of a kind with amazing colours, unique backgrounds and crystal clear waters. Starting from the Red Beach, that we suggest visiting by sea to better admire the impressive red rock that creates a beautiful atmosphere, then heading to the amazing Vlychada with the red volcanic cliffs. The organized beaches of the island- Perivolos, Perissa and Kamari- are all awarded with EU Blue Flags and offer everything that you might ask for relaxing or adventurous summer days; beach bars, cafes, restaurants, tavernas and water sports are available throughout their coastlines. As for the natural beaches of Santorini, the closest to Kasimatis Suites are the beaches of Pori and Koloumbos that will enchant you with their wild beauty. The people of Kasimatis by La Perla will give all the details on visiting the best beaches of the island according to your likes and interests.