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Things To Do in Santorini for Couples

Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 03:10 pm

Time is the most precious gift that you can give to your loved ones. Various couples today manage multiple roles in their personal and social life and they often find it hard to balance their chores and professional commitments. Hence couples need to take some time out to spend quality time and reflect on their future.

For this, you need to look for the best holiday destinations that would allow you to get the most out of it. While Paris is often voted as the city for the romantics you can surely look for other alternatives that offer unique experiences. 

If you are planning to head out for holidays with your partner, Santorini is a great option where you can spend some quality time and watch the best sunsets go down the horizon. Over the years, the demand for destinations in Greece has been growing and today you can find many couples heading to these places for spending quiet time together. 

Here are 6 things to do in Santorini if you are heading for holidays with your partner.

Rent a Boat

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Finding a rental boat in Santorini is not very difficult, but you need to look for the right rental options that allow you to optimize your time and money. Many local companies can help you hire boat in Santorini and that can allow you and your partner to explore the region from a different perspective. Also, when you rent a boat you can explore more places like visiting the active volcano, Thirasia Islands, hot springs and the area around Santorini.

If you have plans for snorkeling in Santorini you would still need a boat that would help you reach the snorkeling spot. You can choose from a variety of basic or luxury boats for a few hours, half-day or full-day. Going on a boat trip also allows you to be the captain for the day and handle the boat yourself if you want to sail alone with your partner. 

Go on a Wine Tasting Tour

Visiting Greece for tasting Greek wines is another way to spend holidays in Santorini. Greek wines are popular around the world and therefore this would be a perfect opportunity for you and your partner to savor the limitless choices you have as you explore the country’s finest vineyards and relish the unique spectrum of flavors and aromas. Locally, Santorini is also known as the ‘wine island’ because various excavations have proved that wine-making and trading were done here in prehistoric times.

Santowines Winery is among the most popular and most-visited wineries on the island. Apart from this, you can also visit Venetsanos Winery, Estate Argyros Winery, Domaine Sigalas Winery and Canava Roussos Winery which is the oldest winery in Santorini. Here you can also get a tour of how to taste wine and know more about the variety of grapes found in Greece. 

Try Fine Dining with Greek Cuisine

When you are relaxing with your partner in Santorini you can look out for some of the best restaurants that would offer you fine dining experiences and the best authentic Greek cuisine under the stars. Here you can find plenty of top restaurants that would serve you the best Greek cuisine. You can start with the sophisticated Selene in Fira which can provide you with the best seafood options like fresh octopus and sea urchin.

They also have lamb, kid and rabbit on the menu. Nobu Santorini is another excellent choice for couples looking for some candlelight fine dining experiences. With an incredible seafront location, this can provide you with the best moments. Apart from these, you can look for options like Lycabettus Restaurant, 1800-Floga Restaurant, Le Ceil, Rymidi Restaurant and many others. With delicious food, the right ambience and an exotic sea view location, you can make the most of your couple vacation. 

Pick a Walking Tour

One of the best ways to discover more about Santorini is when you walk through the lanes of this quaint island. This would allow you to walk past the whitewashed cubiform houses and tiny lanes between the properties as you walk hand in hand with your partner. There are plenty of walking guided tours available where you can have a local English-speaking guide that can take you through the area. They would also have an air-conditioned vehicle for areas that are far from your location. This would allow you to spend more time enjoying the architecture and the landscape.

You can travel from Fira to Oia and explore many Caldera towns like Firostefani and Imerovigli. You can also explore Akrotiri and the lighthouse nearby. As you walk around you can come across many Instagram-worthy locations and click some pictures to seize those moments forever. If you are looking for some adventure you can search for hike tours in Santorini. Various companies also provide you with additional photography tours.

Explore the Beaches

The blissful beaches of Santorini can offer couples the right setting that they have been looking for. With colorful sand, azure waters and plenty of water sports activities these beaches can provide couples with the right atmosphere that they prefer. While you are in Santorini, visiting Red Beach is a must. Sparkling blue waters and a contrast of red volcanic rocks make this beach a place to explore.

Here you can go snorkeling or just sit back and relax. If you prefer to avoid crowds, Monolithos offers a great way to hit the beach and enjoy the tranquility of the sea on the eastern coast. You can also hit Perivolos which offers idyllic views of the Santorini caldera. Apart from these beaches, you can head to Vourvoulos, Kamari Beach, Eros Beach, Exo Gialos, ad Koloumbos. You can enjoy some sunset walks on these beaches and make the most of your Santorini trip.

Explore Medieval Villages

As you explore various parts of Santorini you will find plenty of traditional villages that take you back in time and provide you with lots of information about its history. If you have time you can explore some of the traditional and medieval villages in and around Santorini like Emporio, Pyrgos, and  Megalochori.

This would offer you unique experiences as you stroll through the alleys and find some interesting architectural details. You can explore the whitewashed houses, traditional churches, and much more. This would ensure that you can capture the sense and culture of Santorini and know how the locals live and understand their beliefs and tradition. You can find many guided tours where you can travel with an experienced local guide that can share more details about these villages as you tour these places on foot and by car. 

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.