Things to do
FOOD & DRINK
With very little rainfall during the summer, and the island’s volcanic ash soil, Santorini’s produce has a flavour all of its own. Look out for Santorini tomatoes, which have an intense taste, or the white aubergines. The local vines are ancient and produce a strong dessert wine known as Vinsanto.
There’s plenty to do on Santorini with waterskiing, diving, kayaking and even cave snorkelling available to experience. You can also hire a luxury catamaran to call in at secluded beaches on nearby islands. And, of course, the steep walls of the caldera make the island a favourite with rock climbers too.
Santorini gained its present shape due to a massive volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago. Just like Pompeii, the eruption froze a moment in time, and on a visit to Akrotiri you’ll be able to see the remains of a prehistoric Minoan town, captured in ash forever.