Why is Santorini so romantic?
What is it about Santorini that’s so romantic? Whether it’s the whitewashed stone walls crowding up against an azure sky or the incredibly clear blue sea and remarkable South Aegean sunsets, this charming island promises an idyllic vacation. You’ll create lasting memories with your loved one on lazy afternoons wandering the charming villages, and long summer nights watching the lights twinkle in the hillside. Whether you’re a sun worshipper, wine lover or professional daydreamer, this slice of heaven on earth won’t disappoint. So reserve a room at Sun Rocks Hotel, an exclusive sanctuary located in Firostefani that invites you to experience the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation of your life, grab your passport, your swimsuit, camera and special someone, to enjoy every moment of vacation in this Greek island, from sunrise at Perissa Beach to sunset in Oia, here’s our guide to the romantic experiences waiting for you on Santorini.
Sunrise at Perissa Beach
Not many things are worth a 5:30 am wake up call, but witnessing the sunrise at Perissa Beach is one of them. Perissa is considered one of the best beaches on the island, which means it can get busy later in the day, so a visit to Perissa Beach in the early morning is ideal. What’s more the black sand can get very hot later in the day. Start your day off with a bracing dip in the Aegean followed by a breakfast picnic.
Wine Tasting at Santo Wines
Sitting atop the cliff edge, the sprawling 4000 acre vineyard at Santo Wines is the biggest on the island. Their state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly winery is celebrated for its Assyritko white variety, the dry conditions of Santorini favor sweet grapes, making aromatic, full-bodied whites with high acidity. The winery offers vineyard tours, wine tastings accompanied with light snacks and the piece de resistance, an incredible terrace with panoramic views where you can relax with a glass of your favorite variety.
Pool Relax at Sun Rocks Hotel
Ideal for swimming and sunbathing and with breathtaking views of the caldera. Choose a poolside lounger with a view, pick up your book or plug in your music and lie back and lap up the sun’s rays. However if you’re looking for a lovely place to stay that affords incredible views, impeccable service and a host of comfortable amenities, consider the Sun Rocks Hotel. They offer a wide selection of Double Rooms, Junior Suites and Exclusive Suites featuring private terraces or balconies. They also have incredible views of the caldera and the Aegean islands.
A trip to the (dormant) volcano not only guarantees a picturesque experience, but an entirely rewarding one too: you can combine the fascinating scenery with a visit to the natural hot springs. If you’re feeling energetic, try a guided hiking tour; the expert guides will explain the science behind volcanoes, promising a mini-crash course while you’re at it. Afterward, hop into a natural mud bath to soothe your sun-kissed skin.
Sunset in Oia
Those who’ve witnessed the sunset in Oia claim it’s one of the best natural displays they’ve ever seen. Situated on the northwestern tip of the island, the town of Oia is 150 metres above sea level, allowing for uninterrupted views as the sun begins its descent, creating a colourful natural light show. The Byzantine Castle Ruins have a designated sunset lookout point, or you can try the legendary Kastro restaurant and test out their menu filled with local mediterranean delights, from simple feta cheese with olive oil and oregano to grilled lamb filets with tangy lemon sauce.