A “Best of Santorini Island” Guide by San Marino Suites!

We want the guests of San Marino Villas to delight in only the best elements of Santorini; here are some suggestions of what we believe you should pursue to experience in this unique island. So, start your day enjoying a hearty, filling Greek breakfast while gazing at the royal blue Aegean Sea and the soothing green of the garden; then, plan your itinerary for your day in Santorini and do not miss:

A visit the archaeological sites of the island:

A guided tour of the archaeological site of Akrotiri, Ancient Thira in Kamari or the Museum of Prehistoric Thera and the Archaeological Museum in Fira, conveniently located just a few meters from the San Marino Suites, are just an introduction to the history of the great ancient civilizations that inhabited the island of Santorini before and after the devastating volcanic eruption. Just down the street from San Marino Suites, the Manolis Lignos- Folklore Museum hosts an interesting collection of everyday life items objects, and elements from the contemporary history of Santorini.

A swim at the volcanic beach of Exo Gialos:

Τhe organized beach of Exo Gialos is just 1.5 km from San Marino Suites. Volcanic, sculpted rocks and black sand create the captivating, almost lunar scenery of Exo Gialos beach and the idyllic premises of ​​Aegialos offer modern amenities; enjoy your coffee, cocktails or a traditional Santorinian meal in this idyllic landscape. The beach is organized with sun beds and water sport facilities, and it is ideal for you to enjoy the sun and the sea all day long. The San Marino Suites can arrange your transfer to and from the beach Exo Gialos (upon request and subject to availability).

A visit to Fira:

The Island’s capital, Fira, is within walking distance from the San Marino Suites. This is where the heart of Santorini beats. Enjoy the views to the caldera, the mansions, the narrow cobbled streets and the idyllic coffee shops, spoil yourself with a shopping spree in some of the most exquisite showrooms and boutiques or carouse the city’s night clubs till sun dawn!!!

A walk in the villages of Santorini:

From the breathtaking Oia to the medieval Pyrgos and from the castle city of Emporio to the fortress of Goulas in Akrotiri, the sights of Santorini are remarkable and impressive. The people of San Marino Suites will gladly help you choose the best places to visit in Santorini and assist you in forming a convenient and thorough itinerary that would best suit your wishes and personal interests.

A cruise in the caldera:

Your visit to Santorini would not be complete without a romantic cruise to the magnificent caldera. Savor the magic of this volcanic island as the modern catamarans sail the archipelago of Santorini, Thirasia and the volcanic islets of Palea and Nea Kameni that create such a unique scenery! You can also opt for a private cruise with a luxurious catamaran during the day or at sunset time. The people of San Marino Suites are always at your disposal to assist with the reservations of any cruise you may prefer.

A visit to a winery or an agricultural farm:

Allow the people of the San Marino Suites to be the succor in your gastronomic quest of Santorini. We are ready to guide you to all open to the public wineries, the rare and exclusive agricultural products that grow solely on Santorini and the quintessential Santorinian dishes. Try the famed fava, taste the sweetest of cherry tomatoes or make a toast with the intoxicating, lavish Vinsanto and Santorini will be bound to your heart forever!