I am willing to bet when you hear the word “Santorini” no words come to mind but rather an image of the Greek island simple appears. Probably one you might consider one of the best views of Santorini. But is there really such a place? Is there a location on the award winning island destination that encompasses its best view or views? Is there really a place with the best view of Santorini?
Actually, on an island with so much beauty, the best views of Santorini are hard to choose. It’s not because there are few or the places are inaccessible to the public, no, but rather because at every turn and just a few steps down the path you stop and believe you found it again. You discovered the best view. And it’s true until you find the next one a few minutes later.
Even after nearly two weeks exploring the island of Santorini, I still never became bored with the views of Santorini and the oppprtunity to take in the splendor of Santorni. I realized beauty exists all over the Greek Island and here are a few places with some of my favorite views.
The Best Views of Santorini from Imerovigli
I had to start here in Imerovigli; it is where I called home when visiting the island. I watched numerous Santorini sunsets from here, including many from Langas Villas where I stayed. I even used one as my 2015 Sunset Sunday Calendar cover and simply called another my bucket list sunset.
Regardless, the views from here every morning were just as amazing. Here are two views I’d wake up and see.
The Best Views of Santorini from the Hike to Skaros Rock
I hiked four times to Skaros rock in the morning as the sun rose over the cliffs. Each time, I found breath-taking beauty; yes the inclines often took my breath away while hiking the hundreds of steps up and down.
Special white churches with blue crosses (Greece’s colors) can be found across the Greek islands. I always stopped at this one to pray I’d make the trip and not be so out of breath.
The Best Views of Santorini from Fira
The capital maybe where you’ll find most of the cruise ship tourists, but don’t let that stop you from visiting. The streets are filled with charm and views definitely views at every turn too.
The Views of Santorini from the Sea
Nestled in the caldera itself, the sea itself is a perfect place to spend a day when visiting Santorini. It may also be the perfect place to capture its views. As much as the views are amazing from atop the cliffs, it is fun to see the island from a sailboat or even when hiking on the volcano in the middle of the caldera.
The Best Views not from Caldera
Santorini is not just one side, but an island and when you leave the “views” and take yourself away from the cliffs and the caldera, yes you can still find beauty elsewhere on the island. I found beauty in its black sand beaches of Kamari, the vineyards of Estate Argyros and even its food scene.
The Views of Santorini from Oia
One town, a must visit at one end of the island is Oia. Whether you go for lunch, shopping or to celebrate the sunset, the views from Oia are some of the classic images you already “know” from Santorini. A must see and enjoy, but will they be your favorite, are they the best views of Santorini?
Well, there you have it, a sampling of the photos and moments from Santorini. Where was my favorite view? Well, I am not sure, but I certainly enjoyed toasting to many of the best views of Santorini.
Stay Luxurious, Craig