Discover Volcanic Santorini Itinerary 2 days (Perfect Guide)

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Santorini is one of the world’s most famous, magical, romantic, and charming Greek islands.  It is a Cycladic island located in the Aegean Sea about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece.  Santorini is an active volcanic island. 

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This Aegean island is a caldera with a rugged landscape due to a volcanic eruption in the 16th century.  Recently the last recorded volcano erupted was in 1950.  White-washed, irregular cuboid houses with multicolored cliffs, blue-domed churches, turquoise-colored clear waters, dramatic sunset skies, and colorful natural beaches make Santorini a more mysterious and charming place. 

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Discover Volcanic Santorini - Feel the Magic of Love
Discover Volcanic Santorini – Feel the Magic of Love

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Click here to book your Santorini Tour from Athens with Ferries and Overnight stay. 

SUNSET AT OIA | Discover Volcanic Santorini in 2 days

If you want to explore Santorini by driving on your own, click here to book rent a car in Santorini.

 According to settlements, Santorini is divided into parts like Oia, Fira, Akrotiri, and Pyrgos. 

Oia is the northern part of Santorini, famous for world-famous dramatic sunsets. The orange-reddish skies with their reflections over the white-washed towns are worth capturing. 

In peak summer times, Oia is overcrowded. Oia is full of hotels and restaurants facing the Aegean sea and sunsets.  Book your sunset tour in Santorini with all volcanic villages tour

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Sunset at Oia

RED BEACH | Discover Volcanic Santorini

As the name, so is the color of the sand and cliffs of this beach.  This beach has naturally red-colored sand and cliffs and lies to the southwest of the Akrotiri area. 

Due to volcanic eruptions, the sand and rocks of Santorini are either red or black in color.  The soil of this place is rich in minerals. Thus Red Beach should be included in your Santorini bucket list or Santorini Itinerary.

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Red Beach

KAMARI BEACH/BLACK BEACHDiscover Volcanic Santorini – Santorini Itinerary

Due to Santorini’s volcanic history, there are many unique beaches.  This beach has black sand and pebbles.  It is about 6 km southeast of Fira.  There are beach shacks at this place and therefore an ideal location for beach lovers in Santorini itinerary planner.

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Black Beach/Kamari Beach


We stayed in Pantelia suites with a beautiful view of the Aegean Sea and located on the volcano.  A whitewashed hotel with many terraces, and blue doors framed by fresh fuchsia flowers. It has stunning views of the sun setting into the sea and is always so perfect for a romantic and lovely stay. 

There is also a similar kind of traditional boutique-style hotel in Fira near the old Church.  These stays are over-priced and very expensive in peak seasons. But staying in such hotels is worth it. Click here to book Pantelia Suites and you can read my reviews on Pantelia suites. 


 Take a boat/private yacht or cruise to sail around Caldera(volcanic crater) Hike along volcanic rocks or Dip into hot springs with a red mud wrap. (red mud is from lava).

This Caldera is the Volcanic crater, from where Volcanoes erupted and to date natural hot springs are emerging. Click here to book your Santorini day cruise to reach volcanic springs and some awesome colorful beaches. 

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Sailing across Caldera(volcanic crater)


 The pathways or stairs are improperly laid out on volcanic hilly rocks to reach irregular-shaped white houses or hotels.  The doors of houses are blue with colorful decor.  Every street is photogenic due to its amazing architecture of white cuboid houses and blue doors. 

Many antique shops are selling traditional products of Santorini like pure Greek olive soap, volcanic rocks pumice stones or scrubs, beauty products made from volcanic sand/soil, paintings, precious stones, and many more.  

PYRGOS VILLAGE – Things to do in Santorini, Greece

Pyrgos is one of the settlements in Santorini which is famous for beautiful blue-domed churches.  Pyrgos has situated about 8 km from Fira. Pyrgos village tour is also a lovely thing to do in Santorini.

Click here to know why you should book tour to Pyrgos, Oia and other neighborhoods of Santorini. 

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Pyrgos Church


Slurp the delicious authentic, Mediterranean Greek food in traditional Taverns(restaurants) with an Aegean sea view in Santorini. 

Don’t miss special Fava Beans, Stuffed Tomato and Capsicum filled with aromatic rice, Greek Risotto, Aubergine Moussaka(veg. style), Tomato, and Zucchini fritters, Saganaki(Cheese filo pastry), Greek salad, and Spinach pie. 

Have delicious Greek food in any of the best Santorini restaurants. Click here to book a cooking class with lunch tour or book a food/gourmet tour in Santorini

WINE with SUNSET – Santorini Travel Guide

Santorini is a famous Greek wine region. Due to the island’s volcanic soil, a popular white grape breed is cultivated in Santorini.  The wine made from these mineral-rich, aromatic grapes has a distinct flavor and is famous all over the world. 

Just take a glass of wine and grab your favorite place to watch the drama in the sky played by the sun and its various reflections over the blue Aegean sea and volcanic Caldera. Click here to know why you should book highlights of Santorini with a wine tasting tour. 

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Wine with sunset

VIEWING GALLERY OR VIEWPOINTS | Discover Volcanic Santorini

 While driving, look for picture-perfect points. As driving through the cliffs along the sea there are many points that are perfect for photography and enjoying the peaceful sea surrounded by Volcanic cliffs.

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Viewing sea with cliffs

ENJOY SANTORINI’S NIGHTS | Discover Volcanic Santorini

 Looks like a fairytale with lights illuminating an irregularly shaped hill from small houses. 

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Santorini at night

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FAQs – Discover Volcanic Santorini – Things to do in Santorini Greece

Q.  How to reach Santorini?

Ans- Santorini can be reached by air or cruise. I took Ryan air from Athens to reach Santorini and took the cruise to Mykonos while exiting. Check my friend’s tips on how to reach Santorini from Athens. 

You can book your 5 days excursion to Santorini and Mykonos from Athens by clicking here.

Q.  What is the local transportation in Santorini?

Ans – Rent a car or Quad bike are the best way to explore this island. Nearby islands can be done by Day cruises.  Public transport is there but does not have a good frequency, and also it cannot reach everywhere. There are main 4 settlements on this island to be explored Oia, Fira, Akrotiri, and Pyrgos. Better to carry your International Licence and drive yourself.

Q.  Where to stay in Santorini?

Ans – Click here to check my hotel stay or grab a deal on luxury-styled Greek villas turned into hotels with views. They are authentic greek homes with private terraces, pools, cave-styled bathrooms, and all with a priceless view.  Read about a cave and luxury styled options of many stay options in Santorini … Click for Where to stay in Santorini

Q.  Which is the best season to go? | Santorini weather Guide  | Discover Volcanic Santorini

Santorini weather throughout the year

 Ans – Summers that is May to September is the best season to visit this place. If you want to avoid crowds, explore Santorini in off-shoulder peaks just before the peak season, like in April or October. 

I visited in April so I managed to take pictures without the crowd and also all prices were not overpriced.  Also, Santorini has good weather all year round.

Q. How to visit Santorini if you are not staying on this island? OR Can Santorini be done as a day trip from nearby islands?

Ans – As Santorini is expensive, you can visit it on a day trip from Naxos or Crete. Click here to book your trip to Santorini from Naxos or book your trip to Santorini from Crete

Discover Volcanic Santorini - Feel the Magic of Love
Volcanic Santorini – Feel the Magic of Love

Read about why you should not miss Santorini while booking your Greece trip.

I hope you loved reading about places to visit in Santorini in 3 days and now can plan your Santorini Itinerary with this Santorini Travel guide easily.

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