Are you one of the fortunate few who will be able to take a vacation in August? That’s fantastic news! In August, Santorini is stunning! Most restaurants and bars are open and bustling with residents, the weather is ideal, and the greatest thing is that you can really appreciate the island’s charm. So, here are 5 secret recommendations or tips for your Santorini August vacation.
You should not miss this unique pastime, whether you are a seasoned equestrian or merely a horse fan. There are several routes to choose from, including some that go along the beach or through the lovely towns and caldera. Allow your senses to wander and take in the gorgeous scenery as the mild Aegean air caresses your skin.
Santorini is well-known for its winemaking. The island produces some of the best wines in the world, thanks to its excellent volcanic soil and temperate climate. Wine tasting tours with spectacular caldera and sea views are available at Santo Wines and Boutaris, to name a few well-known wineries. In addition, the winemakers will have some free time to converse with you and provide some intimate information about their work.
Hiking to Skaros Rock
The most popular – and therefore the most attractive – hiking track in Santorini is the one that runs from Imerovigli town to Skaros Rock. Skaros is one of the five oldest communities on the island and rises at a height of 20 metres, providing the greatest 360° view. Take the concrete stairs up to the top of the cliff, where a little church looks out over the Aegean Sea. If you enjoy exploring, there is a second track that leads to the summit of the rock via old ruins and cave homes, followed by a climb. It should be on your bucket list in any case!
It’s no secret that Thera is a beautiful and scenic town. However, there are many hidden gems worth visiting, such as Megalochori and Emporio villages. Megalochori is a charming town with beautiful, blue-domed churches and whitewashed buildings, ideal for instagrammable shots! Emporio, with its classic windmills and historic Kasteli fortress, is also a fascinating destination. There are several shops, restaurants, and bars in the area, as well as the volcanic beaches of Perissa and Perivolos. So, take a walk along the narrow streets and take in the classic Cycladic architecture.