A visit to Fira, the capital of Santorini, is a highlight of any trip to the island. Perched on the cliffs high above the volcano’s caldera, it’s home to the cubic houses and blue-domed churches that Santorini is famous for. Wander through the maze-like streets, take in the inspiring views over the sparkling seas, and stop off at one of the little cafés along the way.
Oia lies 12km along the coastline from Fira, on the northern tip of the island. This is another one of Santorini’s whitewashed villages overlooking the caldera, and it’s famous for its genuinely spectacular sunsets. The waterfront seafood restaurants are the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
The Akrotiri Architectural Site features the remains of a Bronze Age settlement, and it’s often known as the Greek equivalent of Pompeii. The site was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1627 BC and was excavated thousands of years later in 1967. Today you can see the remains of buildings, along with frescoes, pottery and furniture.