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Meet Santorini, the breathtaking result of a volcanic eruption in the Southern Aegean Sea. The island is consistently ranked among the top islands in the world. In 2011, Travel and Leisure ranked Santorini the worlds top island destination. ThisMoreMeet Santorini, the breathtaking result of a volcanic eruption in the Southern Aegean Sea. The island is consistently ranked among the top islands in the world. In 2011, Travel and Leisure ranked Santorini the worlds top island destination. This up-to-date itinerary will help you to explore Santorinis best, while avoiding crowds.What youll see and do in Santorini:- Affordable volcano and hot springs boat tour (hike the volcano and swim in hot springs!)- Shopping in Fira Town- Ride a cable car, donkey, and boat- Visit the famous village of Oia during sunset- Swim in Oias Ammoudi Bay- Explore Ancient Akrotiri (archeological site)- Visit Red Beach, Santorinis best volcanic beach- Visit White Beach for the perfect contrast- Walk from Fira to Imerovigli along the Caldera rim during sunset- More from the ruins at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera- Perissa Beachs relaxed daytime vibe (optional trip to Perivolos)- Visit the tiny village of Exo Gonia- Wine taste and peruse art at hidden treasure ArtSpace Winery and Gallery- Dine at the best tavernas and Mediterranean restaurants in every villageVillages you will visit:- Fira - the capital of Santorini, transport hub, and shopping paradise- Oia - famed for the worlds most beautiful sunsets and whitewashed streets- Exo Gonia - hidden village with some of Santorinis best traditional food and wine- Perissa - relaxed, unhurried resort area with daytime snorkeling, live music, and cocktails- Akrotiri - Ancient Village of Santorini in the process of excavation- Imerovigli - Small, architectually gorgeous village perched on cliffs overlooking the calderaFlexibility: This itinerary takes nearly every traveler into account: seniors, families, honeymooners, and the adventurous. While much of it is written for individuals on a budget, more expensive eating, drinking, and transportation options are included for every activity, meal, and village you will visit. For every adventure, there is a mellower option and every adventure will not disappoint.What does the itinerary include?- Numerous pictures pointing to key landmarks to help you get where you need to go, as well as maps for nearly every main area of the city.- My contact information if you need anything else or have any other questions while in Santorini.Table of Contents- About the Author- Before you go- The 3-Day Itinerary (Day 1, 2, 3)- Getting to Santorini- Transportation tips- Top foods to try in Santorini- Money - ATMs, credit cards, currency- Getting into Fira Town- Nightlife- Additional Websites for Information- Random TipsEach section is stuffed to the brim with valuable information about the intricacies of life and travel in Santorini. Tips come directly from the mouths of locals, and maps of every village will keep you going in the right direction.Experience Santorinis best wineries, tavernas, sunset views, architectural wonders, beaches, and more!