What to do and see on your Santorini Honeymoon in 3 days?
We’ve picked out the best things to do and see on your 3 day visit to Santorini. So, let’s get started. This itinerary combines sightseeing, sampling Santorini’s food and wine scene and relaxation time; an ideal combination for an epic honeymoon in Santorini.
Day 1 – Relax on Santorini’s beaches and enjoy some wine tasting in the evening
You’ve just arrived on Santorini, checked into your accommodation and feel the need to recuperate after your trip. Pack your beach bag and head off to enjoy the uniqueness of Santorini’s beaches. Depending on where you are staying may well determine which beach you decide to visit. The black sandy beaches of Perissa and Kamari are safe choices if you want organised beach bars, maybe a light lunch and drinks. If you’ve hired a car then head for the lesser known beach at Vluchada, with its lunar landscape backdrop.
In the early evening, visit one of the many wineries on the island. Santorini is renowned for its wines and most wineries have options for you sample of number of wines, depending on your preferences. Santo Wines is the largest on the island and boasts stunning views of the caldera too. Many people come here to sample wines and enjoy the sunset.
Day 2 – Caldera Cruise around Santorini’s coastline and dinner on the caldera
If there’s one thing you should do when you visit Santorini, it’s a sailing or catamaran cruise. It’s the perfect way to see the beaches of the south coast, like Red Beach and White Beach and you’ll also close cruise by the volcano and stop for swimming in the hot springs. It’s a totally relaxing and fascinating experience and will be a highlight of your stay in Santorini. Opt for the daytime cruise for the best swimming. In the evening book a table in one of the many restaurants on the caldera (Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli).
Day 3 – Fira to Oia Hike and dinner in Pyrgos
The famous caldera is most beautiful when viewed from the Fira to Oia pathway. It’s not the easiest of walks, lasting 4 hours but the rewards are well worth it. Cue blue domed churches, cliffs that drop hundreds of feet into the caldera, volcano views and some serious opportunities for photographs. Depending on the temperatures, it’s best done early morning before it gets too hot. If you’d like to do the walk with a guide then check out Santorini Experts, who operate a guided walk from Fira to Oia.
In the evening, head off to Pyrgos, Santorini’s most authentic village. After the crowds in Oia, the peace and quiet of Pyrgos and the chilled-out vibe will make a perfect end to your stay in Santorini. With its winding alleyways, crumbling castle and pretty squares, the setting feels like a fairy-tale. Excellent eating options are found in Pyrgos too. You won’t find tourist traps here. You will find friendly Greek tavernas serving honest, homemade cooking. Try Penelopes for Greek Mama style mezes (sharing plates), Cava Alta for a fusion of Greek and Spanish cuisine and Rosemary’s for superb dishes and views over the whole island. And if you head up to Franco’s bar for sunset cocktails, you’ll probably experience the best sunset on Santorini.
Accommodation in Santorini
There are many great places to stay in Santorini. Despite having a reputation for being super expensive, there are plenty of options at all budget levels. Accommodation on the caldera in Fira and Oia can be expensive, especially if you want the room that has the view. The beach resorts of Kamari and Perissa offer a wide range of hotels and apartments to suit all pockets. And if you want a truly authentic experience head to one of the villages and stay in a Santorini Cave House like Demeter Cave House.
Wherever you decide to stay, if you follow this 3-day itinerary, you’ll capture the essence of Santorini, and most likely will want to return.