Nothing screams summer as Santorini does with incredible sunsets, volcanic beaches, wineries, sites full of history and beauty, and unique calderas. On this special island, your dream adventure will become a reality, full of life, magic, and different tones of white and light blue along with it. To make your stay here even more memorable we’ve carefully selected in this luxury guide our must-visit spots in Santorini.
To start your Santorini vacation, get on a luxury catamaran with the Caldera Yachting which provides wide options of sea excursions around the island. The Catamaran cruises are perfect for small groups or for individual tours for those who want some privacy. The private tours here can be personalized in order to suit any personal request but as we all know, there are some locations that just can’t be missed, such as the red and white beaches. Be ready to admire the largest volcanic calderas, swim in the crystal-clear waters, and soak into Santorini’s volcanic hot springs followed by a romantic dinner watching the most breathtaking sunset.
If you want to stay in probably the most romantic village on Earth Oia, the best option would be the Charisma Suites. This luxury hotel started in a vintage windmill and has that spirit of authentic Santorini with local architecture and design elements that will capture your heart forever. Here you will for sure experience the absolute luxury and comfort of the island! From the comfort of your own jet tube or a pool, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the caldera and the old fortress of the town that is just a few minutes away. Charisma Suits is also a perfect strategic point to witness the most romantic sunsets of Oia. The incredible hotel represents the charismatic Cycladic allure where design meets nature and tranquility and peace encounter each other to give the guests an unforgettable vacation.
If you are looking for something different, you have to check Suites of the Gods Hotel, where you will for sure be treated as one of the Greek Gods. At least, your room view will be as incredible as only a God can have. Here you can witness probably the most breathtaking views of the volcano caldera on the island! The hotel is strategically located in the middle of the island, so it’s easy to reach a beach or go shopping in Thira (the capital of the island). And just to make your life even easier, they just opened a beauty salon with a great range of beauty and spa services.
Other amazing hotel options are Canaves Oia and the new Nobu Hotel. It is a brand new hotel by the renowned group, and all you need to know about it is that it is absolutely divine with an amazing selection of Japanese cuisine done by Nobu Matsuhisa himself. At the same time, Canaves Oia has a strategic location in Oia and can offer many interesting activities such as private dining and wellness day which are once-in-a-lifetime activities that will create romantic memories from Santorini that will stay with you forever.
The island has a wide range of amazing restaurants with delicious Greek cuisine. It is a must to try local organic vegetables and fruits. Thanks to volcanic soil they taste very special. If you wanna have lunch or dinner by the black volcanic beach, Demilmar Restaurant & Beach Club is a great option. Here you can try the famous Santorini salad with freshly grown local products and some fresh fish and seafood. They also serve great shisha here.
Another great option for an enjoyable beach day is Theros Wave Bar. This hidden spot is a true gem with International cuisine, stylish Dj sets, and various activities such as beach volleyball. Another Chic Icon’s favorite is Yalos. They regularly do yoga, meditation, and sound healing sessions, but also bring world-known Djs for the best sunset parties on the island. What can be better for a perfect beach day?
If you are craving some good Japanese food, you should try the new KanZen restaurant, which is already known for the best sushi and cocktails in Santorini. You can come here for a romantic dinner or lunch by the pool. Good news they can serve sushi just to your beach bed.
Wanna have the most romantic dinner experience on the island? Book well in advance your table in Ambrosia. This restaurant is known for its very special ambiance. Dine with the candlelights and sounds of the sea, amazing tastes of Greek food, and the smell of the flowers overlooking the amazing caldera. It is also a perfect spot to propose to your special one.
Sunset Tavern is another romantic spot for dinner. It has absolutely the best sunset view in Oia and absolutely the best fine dining Greek cuisine to accompany it. In this spot, a top-secret formula is used to make the famous lobster pasta along with other dishes that have garnered praise from publications like “New York Times” and “Eater.” Aren’t you curious to try it?
As true summer lovers, we at Chic Icon understand the importance of summer parties. None of them can’t be complete without Cavo Tagoo Santorini. It offers nothing but the best pool parties on the island. Here every experience will feel like a new adventure creating just the perfect summer memories.
Your night in Santorini can’t be complete without Tango Champagne & Cocktail Bar! The famous bar is located on the picturesque cliffside of Thira with the most breathtaking views of the town and the most fun Dj sets on the island. You can’t go to sleep without sipping a cocktail with shisha here together with the best crowd of Santorini.
Santorini shopping is something you just can’t miss while being here. In Oia and Thira you can find plenty of local stores with Greek and International designers to create your perfect summer look. In the Andronis Store, for example, you will encounter unique designs that will for sure make you feel like a Greek summer god or goddess! Don’t miss a chance to discover your new favorite Greek designer or even an international one.
To encapsulate your moments on this island, and have them forever in your memory, we know a professional photo shoot is needed. We can’t imagine any better team than Andimage.pro photographer and hair & make-up artist Julia Afanasenka. Together they create photography masterpieces for any occasion. Whether it’s a wedding or proposal photography, a fashion shoot, or a city walk shooting, we know those will be your favorite memories from Santorini.
Indulge yourself in a summer of adventure, relaxation, splendid cuisine, sunset parties, volcanic cruises, and unforgettable views with our Santorini guide.
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