Best Day Trips from Santorini
Best Day trips from Santorini
Multicoloured cliffs rising up from a sea drowned caldera and too much of white and blue all over, Santorini resembles a large slab of a layered cake. A tourist catering city, Santorini is no secret and is able to draw large number of crowds all round the year. A confluence of past and the future, this beyond gorgeous atoll offers you a peek into the past while gliding into the future effortlessly with accomplished artists, excellent wineries, a unique microbrewery and some of the best lodging and dining experiences the Cyclades has to offer. Along with all this, a cherry on the cake is the multicoloured beaches. For a complete Greek experience however, you can look beyond this huge island for more! The best day trips from Santorini include the following:
If enjoying the company of nature without being pestered by the presence of other fellow beings is what you seek in your vacation, then Anafi is just the place for you. Unsullied beaches with genuine Greek islands, Anafi is truly a delight to unravel! Though, there is a lack of luxurious hotels with pools or fancy restaurants, the wild side of Greek islands is surely one thing you wouldn't want to miss. Take a stroll down to the beaches and explore the tiny village touching the, this place is ideal for the nudists and free-campers, giving you privacy with relaxation. The island of Anafi is accessible by water, with the best way to travel being a ferry from Santorini, taking roughly 1h 10mins of travel time.
Present in the heart of the Cyclades complex, Mykonos is the opposite of what Anafi had to offer. Known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, Mykonos offers an exciting nightlife and the beautiful Cycladic architecture, along with spectacular beaches that makes the experience a magnificient experience. Catering to a wide age group, Mykonos is full of activities you can do. A perfect place for the luxury lovers, you can stay in exquisite hotels and swim in the exotic beaches. Another one of the island getaways, the place is approachable through the ferry services available by various companies, taking a beautiful journey of 2 hours and 30minutes.
The largest island in Cyclades, Naxos is located in the centre of Paros and Mykonos. Holding great mythological reference, this town is fabled to be the nuptial isle of the god Dionysus, the god of wine. The serenity and peaceful charm of Naxos is ideal for the family trips or romantic getaways, offering a wide array of exotic beaches. Some of the most famous beaches include Plaka, Agios Prokopios, Orkos and Mikri Vigla. This place is also an option for the adrenaline junkies with the availability of activities such as windsurfing and kite-surfing. Being one of the most famous day trip options, there is a wide availability of ferries oscillating between the two islands taking you on a 2 hour magical journey.
A quaint little island on the Saronic Gulf, Poros is an ideal place to go for family vacations. A popular summer destination, the most famous place is the sandy beach of Askeli. Complete with golden sand and crystal clear water, there is a wide availability of tourist facilities here. Another attraction in the vicinity is the picturesque spot of Poros Greece, often nicknamed as the ‘Love Bay’, thanks to its characteristic pine forests on the island. There is an availability of a daily ferry to this beauty, taking 3 hours of travel time. Be sure to catch this one early in the morning to make the most of your day tour.
Famous for its bewitching beaches, Ios is one of the must visit destinations on the list. Attracting mainly the young crowd, the place is brimming with activity through the day right into the night. With the parties starting in the midday, you can literally lose yourself on mesmerising tunes and beautiful sights. Besides debauchery and booze, the place also proves as a perfect haven to relax on the wonderful beaches with soft sand and emerald waters. There are many ferry services available for the commutation taking barely 1 hour of travel time.
You’ll find it hard to depart from this city so packed with things to see inside and around. So after a ravishing journey to this land of everything, you’ll understand and agree with the words, “There is no place like Croatia”.