This is a typical whitewashed village located in the south of the island of Santorini, about 15 kilometers from Fira, the capital of the island. I visited it because it because I knew it had mills, similar to the windmills of Consuegra in Toledo. This village is situated on a hill outside the town. I was very surprised at the castle built during the Venetian occupation (only some vestiges of what became). Worth wander through the narrow streets of the old part of the city (thank goodness it's small, because if I had not gotten out of the maze). Nearby we have the beaches of Perissa, tourist village, but to my taste, less interesting.
When you visit the amazing island of Santorini, one of the best options is to go on a tour to learn everything that the island has to offer. We opted for Santorini Seas, which offered the excursion called "Volcano and Hot Springs". It first goes by boat to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni where you can walk through the crater, and back. You can swim in the hot springs of Palea Kameni and enjoy the sunset. The boat, beautiful and spectacular Aegean waters, with a view of the island of Santorini. Awesome.
This church is a classic icon of Santorini. I found it on the last day of stay in the island and the memory of his orange silhouette on one of the magical sunsets of Santorini always I will remain forever in the retina ....
You are on the road to Akrotiri Megalochori, halfway, next to some wineries that are called Boutary Winery. When you get to the wineries follow the stone path until you find some stairs very rudimentary facts caldera itself. I have to warn you that the descent is very steep because those steps go down to the sea. When you get to the first church, and there are no steps and have to follow a very narrow path through the undergrowth, sometimes no. When we went, it had rained for several days, and the water had washed the road downhill, so we had to go looking for it ourselves. It lasts about an hour and a half of decline. Think you have to lower the boiler completely. But worth it, and why we arrived and we could not swim, pq was very choppy sea and were scared to give us on the rocks. The view on the way down is lovely, lovely, lovely. And sit in the shade of the little church to rest, with the smell of the sea, when you get low is priceless. There is also a kind of fisherman's house abandoned, padlocked, and remains of fishing nets. Next to the church there were also traces of blue paint and pots of white, pq, yes in Santorini, there are more than 400 churches scattered throughout the island, are very present. All are immaculately painted and this although it is in the innermost corner, was no exception.
Vothonas is a picturesque town that isn't as well-known as some others on Santorini. It has the characteristic white houses dug into the mountain slopes and narrow streets. It is famous for its number of churches, some of which are among the most beautiful on the island.
As the Cyclades are islands, obviously, it can be a good idea to visit by boat. Furthermore, the Greeks were probably the first in Europe to offer sailing as a form of affordable tourism, with competitive prices. But don't forget that during the summer months, winds are strong in the Aegean: occasionally, this can cause danger, and generally makes navigation a bit difficult. It's much better going from Mykonos to Santorini than vice versa.
Thira is really a fascinating place, both for its panoramic position, and the beauty of its streets. The main square of the city is Theotokopoulou Square, where you can find a series of alleys that criss-cross the city, offering amazing views. The main road through Thira is the March 25 street, which is entirely pedestrianised, with souvenir shops, jewelers, and countless restaurants offering tasty seafood. In the evening it's the island's most famous promenade, as it fills up with tourists. The road ends near the upper station of the cable car.