Take in one-of-a-kind sights of Santorini*, from rugged volcanic landscapes to verdant vineyards producing some of the world’s best wines. Your adventure begins by traveling north to two picturesque towns, Oia and Megalochori, to get a feel for life on this idyllic Aegean island. You’ll have time to wander the narrow cobblestone streets and admire the unique Cycladic architecture, then continue down to sea level to a beach covered in black volcanic pebbles where you can swim or sunbathe. After lunch, head to a beach covered in red volcanic pebbles — be sure to have your camera to capture truly unbelievable views!
Ready to go up high? Travel south to reach the highest part of the island, Profitis Ilias. This mountain is home to an 18th-century monastery and its small chapel and museum. From there, it’s time to indulge in wine from grapes grown in Santorini’s fertile volcanic soil. Try 3 unforgettable island wines at a winery carved right into the cliffside — offering you spectacular caldera views.
*As a volcanic island, much of Santorini features towering cliffs, uneven streets and a rugged landscape. This DreamTrip includes walking over rough terrain, as well as up and down stairs, and is not recommended for guests with mobility issues and certain other health conditions. Please consult your physician prior to booking. Additionally, please note that the hotel is not wheelchair accessible, and that the stairs at the hotel may be steep for some guests.
Set on the edge of town, Cycladic-inspired El Greco Resort & Spa overlooks the sea in the distance. Within walking distance is Fira with several interesting landmarks, including Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Access to Old Port down the steep cliff is by cable car, donkey or foot.