Santorini has quickly become a must-visit destination for travelers around the world. Villas in Santorini have lost none of the charms that made them worthy of the title of “the pearl of the Mediterranean.” In fact, you’ll find more history in Santorini than anywhere else in Greece. There are plenty of reasons to visit Santorini in 2023, but here are some of our favorites.
The Secret Spoilers of Santorini
Nothing is a secret in Santorini. All you need to do is start by looking for it. Once you figure it out, you’ll be glad you did. The island is full of hidden treasures, not the least of which are the sponges. You can spot them everywhere — on your boat ride through the turquoise blue sea, on your walk along the beach, or on your way out to luxury villas in Santorini.
The Spice of Life
One of the most appealing aspects of Santorini is the constant supply of fresh seafood. The island’s famous goods market is filled with nautical delicacies known as mofinni, cosroe, and ravioli. In addition, there are plenty of fresh seafood restaurants to choose from. The island’s sponges are rich in marine life, making it a prime location for underwater photography or even a visit to the spa.
The Ancient Greek Roots
Santorini is the site of the most significant archaeological discovery in Europe — the discovery of the ruins of ancient Greek cities. While many are now either preserved or under construction, the ruins of Lampsak, Mytilene, and Delos are still called “mysteries.” Claiming precedence over all is the discovery of the remains of the ancient city of Mystras, which was unearthed in 1920.
Santorini is a World Heritage Site
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Red list of World Heritage cities includes Santorini as one of just a handful of destinations where the entire island is listed as a world heritage site. The island’s proximity to the Mediterranean means it has a rich history dating back thousands of years.
The Beautiful Blue Sea
The famous blue sea is another favorite of travelers. While it may seem like a boring destination, there’s actually more to it than meets the eye. The blue sea is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. For both visitors and locals, the blue sea is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean. The blue sea is also the backdrop for some of the most fascinating coastal and marine-related art and architecture across the world.
Take a Paddle in the Aegean
Aegean is the Greek word for ocean, and the most popular mode of travel in the Aegean Islands — The atolls. For tourists, the Aegean Islands are full of beautiful beaches, tropical flowers, and crystal blue seas. For locals, the Aegean is all about the sand, small islands, and endless turquoise waters. The islands of the Aegean are some of the most biologically diverse in all of Asia.