Heaven on Earth- Santorini island, Greece

If you are planning family holidays or planning a surprise honeymoon for the love of your life, then no other place is better than Santorini Island. Located in the southern Aegean Sea, this beautiful and unique island is the most popular island in the world according to many magazines. Every year almost 2 million visitors visit this heavenly place. Interesting fact about this island is that the Santorini is built on a cliff which was the result of a volcanic eruption. This is the reason why the pebbles in the sea are red and black in color.

 

Things to Do in Santorini

So, if you have finally made up your mind to visit this beautiful island, here is the list of places that you must visit:

 

A visit to Capital Fira

Fira is the capital of Santorini and has astonishing cliff views and whitewashed buildings with unique architecture. This site allows visitors to explore the ancient churches and monasteries that help them in understanding the history and various religions of this place along with the unique traditions and customs. Not only historical buildings, but this place is also filled with cafes, bars, and restaurants with patios and balconies where tourist can sit and relax while sunbathing.

 

A walk in the Oia Village

Oia is a small town with photogenic views and consists of small shops, restaurants, and cafes with spectacular views of the island. It also has pretty nice art galleries and numerous tourist shops to buy souvenirs and gifts for your friends and loved ones.

 

Beautiful Santorini beaches

Santorini is mainly popular for its beaches. Perissa and Kamari are two main beach towns in Santorini where tourists spend quality time relaxing on beach beds and umbrellas listening to European pop music. These beaches also have diving centers and even if you a beginner, you will get training and then you can dive into the deep blue sea.

 

Take a sip of the world’s tastiest wine in Santorini Wineries

It is often said by many people that the wine of Santorini is the world’s best one. Well, this is very true. The rich mineral content in its volcanic soil and with the large variety of grapes, Santorini has the best wine not only in Greece but also in the rest of the world. Assyrtiko, Mantilaria, and Mavrotragano are the most consumed and popular wines of this island. Must visit the famous wineries for wine tastings such as Art Space, Estate Argyros, Hatzidakis winery and Santo wines, and see how wine is made using traditional as well as modern wine-making equipment.

 

Archeological Sites

Besides the above-mentioned activities, you can also visit infamous archeological sites such as ruins of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira if you have an interest in history and architecture.

 

Food and Local Cuisine

And what could be more important than FOOD, Right? So fulfill your cravings and enjoy the tasty and yummy local cuisines such as tomato-keftedes which is basically a patty made up of tomatoes, onions, and flour. Another dish which is highly recommended is FAVA which is kind of a soup made with yellow split-peas and served with onions and olive oil and bread. Metaxi Mas, Kyria Niki’s, Penelope’s, To Psaraki and Afro are the most famous restaurants that serve local cuisine as well as international cuisines.

 

So, plan your vacations and give your family a perfect family holiday to the most beautiful place in the world.

What to explore in Tel Aviv, Israel

The beautiful Tel Aviv beaches, the stylish restaurants, the active nightlife, the wonderful museums, stunning sceneries, and so much more-the city has it all and incredibly, all packed within a compact land area of 20 miles. However, there’s more. Here are other top attractions the city has to offer.

Rothschild Boulevard

When you’re in Tel Aviv, copy what the locals do and wander down Rothschild Boulevard. The avenue is beautifully lined up with trees and allows you to take delight in the traditional Bauhaus architecture. You will feel like a local Tel Avivian. The street has everything from historical museums, late night clubs, and wonderful ice cream parlors and charming eateries. By way of example, Milgo & Milbar is found along Rothschild Street and is the perfect joint for all meals because it provides a unique ingenuity in every dish.

Explore the old city of Jaffa

The ancient city of Jaffa sits in a cliff that sticks out from the water, dominating the Tel Aviv skyline. Levantine influences coupled with Ottoman-era lanes littered with art galleries, design shops, churches, and upscale restaurants make this old port city a must-visit. If you want to shop for furniture and décor to transform your home, a visit to Elemento design shop in Old Jaffa is worth your time and every penny. Here, you can choose from a wide variety of unique, hand-crafted furniture pieces and décor.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Art lovers cannot claim to have visited Tel Aviv without setting foot in this wonderful museum. Hanged on the walls of this museum are some of the top collections of contemporary, modern, and Israeli art. Here, you’ll see an incredible collection of classic masters, different temporary exhibitions, photography displays, design & architecture, and a soothing statue garden to stroll around.

When visiting, check out the Herta and Paul Amir Building which is the latest addition to the museum. This piece of architectural wonder is set up around a rising, 90- foot high atrium. Its interior space provides ample room for the display of modern art, an architectural center as well as a gallery.

Park Hayarkon

London boasts of Hyde Park while New York boasts of Central Park. Tel Aviv boasts of its very own Park Hayarkon. Also referred to as Ganei Yehoshua Park, it is snuggled in the north of the city even as the Yarkon River runs through it. Droves of joggers, dog walkers, cyclists, and young adults can be seen taking a stroll, creating a buzz in and around the park. You can lay on the grass and soak in the sun while watching the residents of Tel Aviv engage in their different activities.

If you prefer something rather adventurous, don’t worry because there’s something to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Nestled in the eastern side of the park lies the Rock Garden which hosts more than 3,500n plant species, including a large area focused exclusively on cacti, scattered among various rock formations.

Tel Aviv has a lot to offer and it’s clear to see why the White City never goes to sleep.