The island of Santorini. Santorini’s history is related to the volcano. The prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri attests that Santorini was inhabited since 4.000 BC. The devastating volcanic eruption of 1.600 BC covered the city with lava and created the impressive caldera. The island remained deserted for some centuries until Spartans built a city at the top of Mesa Vouno, today’s Ancient Thera. Venetians and Ottomans inhabited the island during the Middle Ages, peaking in the 18th century when the island of Santorini experienced a prosperous time by exporting its famous products. Today, Santorini is one of the most famous destinations in the world. Discover the villages of Santorini, like the capital, Fira, with its amazing caldera views that make it the most vibrant point of the island. The villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli also have stunning caldera views. Visit also the famous Oia, at the northeast part of the island, whereas the villages of the hinterland, like the tranquil Megalochori, the alluring Pyrgos and the castle city of Emporio, are worth stopping by.
The Best Activities & Attractions. The volcanic heritage of Santorini is evident at the beaches of Santorini as they have unusual colours, like white, red and black. Do not miss the beaches of Perivolos and Perissa, or the close to Drops Collection beach of Kamari. The Red Beach can be combined with a visit to the archaeological site of Akrotiri, whereas at the beach of Vlychada you will live a seaside experience in Santorini having the white, volcanic rocks as the backdrop that creates a unique atmosphere. You can enjoy Santorini’s sunset at the villages of Fira and Oia, whereas stunning sunset views spots can also be seen at the Monastery of Prophet Ilias and the Lighthouse of Akrotiri. The best activity in Santorini is sailing at the caldera. The impressive rocks, the volcanoes and beaches accessible only by boat are at the stops of the Santorini cruises' itineraries. Ask the people of Drops Collection for more details. Yet another experience that is unique in Santorini, are the tastes of the local wines which are strong and delicious. The wineries of Santorini organize wine tastings for which the people of Drops Collection will give all the details to visit and enjoy the volcanic tastes.
The village of Vothonas. The village of Vothonas is one of the most unique villages of the island of Santorini. The houses are carved on the slopes of a river and it has a mystifying aura! Drops Collection Santorini villas and cave houses are built at both entrances of the village and on two convenient locations. This allows you to be at any part of Santorini you wish within a few minutes' drive. Plenty of churches and buildings showcase the uniqueness of this village! Besides Vothonas, you can also visit the neighbouring village of Messaria where cafes, restaurants and mansions are ideal stops for your walks close to Drops Collection.