The beautiful church of Agios Ioannis Theologos was constructed between 1537-1650 and it stands out for its unique architecture. It can be found in Fira at a calm & quiet location, overlooking the sea, the volcano & the caldera.
A 10-minute walk from the small bay of Ammoudi will lead you to the jumping spot Zoodochos Pigi, from where you can swim to the detached islet of Agios Nikolas. The path you need to take to get there is only about 300 meters long
The hot springs of Ammoudi are situated less than 5 minutes away from Ammoudi Bay & can easily be reached on foot. With waters high on sulfur, the springs are a result of the island's volcanic background & they attract visitors for their therapeutic properties.
Argyros Mansion is an elegant Neoclassical house, located in Messaria, a village famous for its architecture. This mansion was constructed in 1888 by Georgios Argyros, a landowner, and wine merchant. Today, it has been renovated and works as a museum. It hosts wall paintings, traditional furniture, and other artistic objects.
The Museum of Ancient, Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Musical Instruments was inaugurated in October 2010 and it is housed in the old Community Building of Oia. It houses the personal collection of Mr. Christodoulos Halaris, a prominent musician.
The Orthodox Cathedral stands in Fira. Originally built in 1827, the church got serious damages from the earthquake that his Santorini in 1956, so it was rebuilt. It has beautiful frescoes painted by the local artist Christoforos Assimis.
The church of Panagia Episkopi is one of the most important Byzantine churches on Santorini. South of Mesa Gonia village, this church was constructed in the 12th century AD and it is dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary.
Located in the central square of Perissa, the church of Holy Cross is among the largest churches in Santorini. It was originally constructed in the 19th century and was reconstructed after the earthquake of 1956.
The Folklore Museum of Santorini is located in Kontohori, a suburb of Fira on the way to Oia. This museum is a private initiative of Mr. Emanouel Lignos and it is housed in a typical cave house of 1861. The museum includes an underground winery with a wine press, workshops of traditional jobs, a gallery and a small chapel dedicated to Agios Konstantinos.
The Dominican Convent is dedicated to Saint Catherine. Founded in 1596, the convent works till today and has 12 nuns from different countries. It is located in the Catholic quarter of Fira, next to the Catholic Cathedral.
Agios Ioannis is a photogenic little chapel offering some spectacular views of the sunset. The yellow facade chapel is remote and you will need to follow a small path. It is ideal for those searching for a place to admire the sunset escaping the tourist crowds.
Located near the village of Emporio, Profitis Elias is a tiny whitewashed chapel with a charming bell tower. This location is a must because of stunning views and from there you will be able to admire the mountains of Santorini, the sea, and the island's wild natural landscape.