Santorini Traditional Villages and Sunset
Uncover the beauty of Santorini and its traditions; travel through vineyards to Mesa Gonia to see its old architecture and learn why it is called Santorin's ghost village, visit the oldest Byzantine church of the island, built-in 1115, from the ruins of a 6th-century church. Its interior, decorated with wall-paintings, is one of the most historical monuments.
From there, head over to Pyrgos village, one of the most picturesque villages of the island. Pyrgos is a typical Fortress Settlement of the Cyclades. On the hilltop, you can find ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five "kastelia" on the island. You will soon realize Pyrgos is genuinely magical.
Your journey continues to Skaros Rock, the ruins of the medieval capital. The formation was created through the volcanic activity of the Santorini caldera and shaped by erosion and earthquakes. Stroll around the village and take pictures of its beautiful churches, and once you reach the top of the village, enjoy magnificent views of the island.
Your last stop is Oia village. Oia is the most famous of all communities of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunsets and is undoubtedly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini. This unique place was once a thriving village. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captain's houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.You will find one of its cultural attractions is the Maritime Museum, which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress.
Don't be surprised if you fall in love with this beautiful place.