What to do in Santorini

See the Greek star Santorini in a shimmering new light

Santorini pulls millions of travelers into its orbit every year, and it’s not hard to see why.
Pristine white buildings perch atop rugged, volcanic cliffs stand tall, beckoning star-struck travelers up to discover the famous streets. Some of the most iconic buildings in Greece are just a cable car ride away …

When explored with Celestyal, a brand devoted to creating authentic Greek experiences, Santorini becomes a treasure trove of unforgettable memories.

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Discover the opulence of Oia

You’ve no doubt seen pictures of Oia’s star attractions – its blue and white domed churches and pristine, white-washed streets. But what if you could be there? Drinking in the glittering architecture and enjoying the scent of bougainvillea as you stroll. Feeling the Cycladic cobbled streets, warm underfoot from the sun’s rays. And bathing in the glow of the blazing sky as you savor a famous Santorini sunset.

See a different side of the village during a Celestyal excursion. Embark on the authentic ‘Hiking to the Ultimate Beauty of Oia’ experience, which takes adventurous sight seekers from Imerovigli along the cliffs. Or let the sights sparkle at a more sedate pace from Megalochori to Oia.

Exploring the volcanic landscapes

Santorini and its sister islands were forged in fire. Their unique landscapes sit in an ocean-filled Caldera and have been shaped by eruptions over millions of years. Just across the water, the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni are waiting to be discovered by you.

What to do in Santorini - Volcanoes and Caldera Rim - Celestyal Cruises

Don’t just look down on these lunar islands from Oia. Be the star of a wilder adventure with Celestyal. Hike to the top of Nea Kameni, over warm earth and past craters, for a 360-degree view. As the wind strokes your skin and the sun beats down, you’ll feel alive. Then ride the waves to the hot springs, where you can splash in the calm waters.

Discovering Santorini’s ancient past

Steeped in history and just waiting to be discovered. Now’s your chance to bring Santorini’s ancient stories to life. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira and Ancient Thera on Mesa Vouno Mountain to discover the island in its past lives.

The historic star of the island is undoubtedly ancient Akrotiri. Known as the ‘Greek Pompeii,’ this prehistoric Bronze Age settlement was preserved under volcanic ash and offers an impressive look into ancient life on the island. Join Celestyal’s guides as you discover the Akrotiri Village Excavations.

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