Five Things You Don't Want to Miss in Santorini
1. Take the sunset cruise
The sunset cruise is the best trip you can take on the island. It includes swimming, visiting the Nea Kameni volcano, sunset views of the island, and a delicious Greek buffet with wine. Adam and I had been to Santorini back in 2010, and it's still my favorite activity I've done in Greece to date.
2. Hike from Fira to Oia
This hike is a great way to view the gorgeous coastline of Santorini. Some sections are lined with restaurants overlooking the ocean, and some are more quiet with views of the caldera. We hiked most of the way before losing all sunlight, then found a cute little euro stand for some quick eats.
3. Visit the red beach
There are some unique beaches on Santorini, the most notable is the Red Beach. It's crowded, but stunning.
4. Sunset dinner in Oia
5. Rent a quad
It's cheap to rent scooters on Santorini. What better way to see the island than with the warm breeze against your back?
We took a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, a UNESCO site with royal retreats, estates, and castles. We rented a tiny car and took it to two major sites, Quinta da Regaleira and Pena National Palace. We wandered through the palace and grounds of Quinta da Regaleira, through hidden grottos, lookout points, and a large initiation well.