Santorini – Villages
With others built on the steep cliffs of the caldera and others inland, surrounded by the vineyards of the island, the villages of Santorini are beautiful and worth to get acquainted with. Together with the villages of
All villages on Santorini are built based on the traditional Cycladic architectural style and therefore in harmony with their natural landscape. There are many undercut structures, a type of building that blends with the volcanic soil and is found only on Santorini, while noteworthy are also the mansions and the kapetanospita, most of which were built in the 19th century. A separate architectural category are the castles of the island – the fortified settlements whose wall coincides with the external walls of the houses, which were such built exactly for this reason.
The visitor is initially attracted to the villages of the
The interior of the island has nothing to envy of the more… prominent villages of the caldera. Every village retains its own character: from the small Finikia in the north, to Vourvoulos over the volcano Columbo, Vothonas, with the traditional old undercut houses, Karterado and Megalochori, built in the vineyard of Santorini, as well as Akrotiri with the important prehistoric settlement, the village of Emporio with the exceptionally well-preserved castle, Messaria, the old industrial center of the island and Pirgos, whose lighted image on Good Friday is truly one of the most impressive sights. In the same traditional style are also built the more “tourist”, coastal settlements, and with their beautiful beaches and black sand.
As beautiful, if not more, are the three small villages of Thirassia, Manolas, Agia Irini and Potamos, that have kept their traditional atmosphere unspoiled.
Perissa is a village in eastern Santorini, known for its famous beach. Read more
Find out everything about Oia, the beautiful village in northern Santorini. Read more
Kamari is one of the most touristic, seaside villages in Santorini. Read more
Manolas or Thirasia is the capital of the homonymous island, built in the caldera over Korfos. Read more
Fira or Thira is the capital of Santorini, built in the middle of the caldera. Read more
The village Imerovigli is situated at the highest point of the caldera in Santorini. Read more
Akrotiri is one of the most important villages of Santorini, next to the homonymous archaeological site. Read more