1. Explore the Capital Fira
The capital of Santorini, Fira, is dotted with beautiful white and blue houses along narrow, winding streets interspersed by boutique and luxurious hotels. This chic Cycladic town is picture postcard gorgeous with occasional gaps in the buildings where you’ll see spectacular views of the sea.
With museums to nightclubs and restaurants to exclusive shops, there’s something for everyone here. If you’re visiting for the day and you’re driving, all parking is free. But aim to arrive before 10am to make sure you get a parking space, as this town is a hive of fun and activity.
The villages of Firostefani and Imerovigil are within easy reach of Fira on foot (a 10 minute and 30 minute walk respectively) and are really worth seeing. Make sure you bring your camera and allow plenty of time for photography stop offs!