Santorini (Greece)

Dramatic landscapes, breathtaking sunsets, endless blue waters, mythical mystique, and a sleeping Volcano.  

Catch your breath and prepare to be seduced by Santorini

Cruising towards Santorini is like being swept away on a current to somewhere truly magical. You will its pull almost instantly. The island will greet you with its striking cliffs, promising adventure and legendary tales. The almost vertical towns of whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches will rise above the blue Aegean like an oasis of beauty and calm.

As you leave the comforts of the ship behind, you’ll trade them for the unique indulgences of Santorini. A sense of serenity and mystery washes over you as you step off deck and make your way through the winding, narrow streets of Fira. Start your days chasing thrills at the top of a dormant volcano and end them with mojitos on cliffs overlooking sunsets that will stay with you for a lifetime.

While the island is most famous for its striking landscape, Santorini provides a feast for all senses: Feel the heat of the sun under your feet as you walk along the black sand of its volcanic beaches. Savor the flavors of local products by pairing one of the island’s most famous dishes, creamy Greek fava, with a bottle of locally-produced Vinsanto wine. Listen to the calls of the seagulls and the crashing waves create a perfect harmony with the traditional music of the island. There is no doubt, you will leave Santorini with your own Greek myth.

The energy of Fira is like no other. Resting peacefully on the side of a sea-drowned caldera, the panoramic views of the island’s dormant volcano are truly a sight to behold. Take a stroll through this bustling city’s iconic Cycladic structures and soak up the island’s magnificent sunsets as you search for traces of the mythical lost city of Atlantis.

A visit to the picturesque village of Oia is like stepping into a postcard. You may want to pinch yourself to make sure it’s all real. Quieter than neighboring Fira 11km away, Oia has its own special allure. Romance courses through the labyrinthine streets here where charming churches and traditional whitewashed buildings frame the most captivating views of the island’s glowing sunsets.

Amazing excursions carefully curated by Celestyal Cruises’s experts