Santorini outdoor activities – enjoying Greek nature
Santorini’s beauty is not limited to the trademark blue-domed, white-washed houses, picturesque windmills and crystal-clear Aegean waters. On the contrary, volcanic activity in the distant past created a stunning natural setting, a unique marvel of nature. Between the rough, awe-inspiring beauty of the caldera, the blue seas, and the green vineyard slopes, Santorini bewitches the traveler. Additionally, there is hardly, if any, rainfall in the summer, so the weather conspires for wonderful days in the sun! There are many ways to enjoy the island’s natural graces, but here’s our top selection:
Hiking around the Caldera
One of the best-known and most popular treks on the island is the one connecting the scenic port of Fira with Oia. It follows the caldera and affords you plenty of chances to take in the splendor of the Aegean stretching endlessly before you. Opportunities for National-Geographic-grade pictures are also a plus.
Jet ski tour
A most entertaining way to explore the natural landscape while enjoying the water is doing it via Jet Ski. Think riding over deep blue waters and gazing at the most amazing views of black rock tinted with white houses. For that, go with Extreme Water Sports in Perivolos, the top provider of Jet Ski tours on the island. Naturally, they offer a wide-range of adventurous and fun experiences, including jet skiing to the caldera.
Join a bike tour for a fun, healthy and eco-friendly way to see more of Santorini’s nature in less time. The advantage of a guide ensures you get to see the island through the eyes of the locals. Discover Santorini’s best kept secrets with the aid of the specialists in the field, Santorini MTB Adventures, in Perivolos.
Rent a motorbike
If walking or cycling in the sun is a bit too much for you, consider renting a motorbike. You still feel the wind and sun in your face and marvel at the nature around you without all the effort. At Mark’s Bikes, in Perissa, you will find what you need plus excellent customer service and support.
There is almost no end to the list of water activities you can try in Santorini. Whether you are after some fun, exercise, adventure or a little bit of all, Perissa black beach and nearby Perivolos have you covered. Choose between tubing, parasailing, fly-boarding, scuba-diving, canoeing and many, many others to spice up your time on the beach!