The breath-taking Santorini island is an endless photo opportunity; magnificent views adorned with sugar-cube like buildings and magnificent landmarks that have starred in countless postcards, magazine covers and keen traveller’s dreams. As soon as you step onto the island, you should have your camera ready to capture the beauty that unfolds as far as the eye can see. Here are some of the most iconic landmarks of Santorini and where to find them!
Starting from a landmark that is just steps away from Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites, the Metropolis of Santorini is an architectural gem dominating the skyline of Fira and one of the most popular locations on the island for the beautiful sunset views. Pay a visit to the indoors as well, for the beautiful wood crafted altarpieces.
The famous blue domed churches that have become synonymous of the island itself are found in the traditional villages of Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia, on the northern end of Santorini, a village worth exploring both for its picture-perfect architecture but, more notably so, for its spectacular sunsets. Look for the castle of Oia, the highest vantage point of the village for the perfect viewing spot of the sunset. While in Oia, make sure to seek some more iconic landmarks of Santorini, such as the small port of Ammoudi.
Let’s move on to the tranquil Megalochori, to look for another symbol of local architecture. The three-tiered bell tower of the church of Agioi Anargyroi, as well as the clock tower in Megalochori’s main square are both images you’ll instantly recognize, and enriching your photo album with your own views of these spots will be a feat truly worth being proud of!
At the medieval village of Emporio, towering above the century-old homes, the windmills of Gavrilis offering spectacular view to the well-preserved casteli of Emporio, are yet another of the landmarks of Santorini you’ll love. Last, but not least, the Lighthouse of Akrotiri is yet another spot you should look for, not just for the serene beauty of the landscape but also for the breath-taking sunset views you will enjoy in privacy.
When exploring the landmarks of Santorini, Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites’ concierge will be ready to assist you with directions, itinerary proposals, reservations and so much more, to make your stay in Santorini even more enjoyable.
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