Santorini is one of the most popular islands in Greece. Not only the characteristic architecture of the island contributes in a special way to the popularity of the island, but also cultural and natural sights, as well as some impressive remnants of ancient times.
It is a rocky island, facing a volcano, with black and red beaches and a city built on high cliffs, where you can experience breathtaking views and sunsets. The island, unlike the shallow green islands, has a rather dramatic landscape.
The view is beautiful, without doubt, but what you are looking for can be found in the north of the island in the village of Oia. There are also many tourists travelling there, but still much less than in the main streets of Firá, where early in the morning in the harbour, at the foot of the crescent-shaped island, countless cruise ships arrive every day.
When you arrive at the port of Firá, you have two options: either your ride with a gondola that takes you up the steep cliffs, or you ride on a donkey. Yes, exactly – a donkey that brings you countless steps in the blazing sun to the highest point of the city. And now, please be careful, if it is really necessary to have the many slippery steps worn by a donkey, while you could either do a leg workout or just take the gondola.
You can also take one of the many boats around the island or, if you arrive at the port, you can be brought directly to Oia. We personally find this a very nice option, as you are on the one side by the sea and on the other hand you can look at the beautiful island from below as it protrudes from the water with its dark, steep cliffs. This look is really impressive.