Santorini events

Santorini of the past

They say siblings are sometimes quite different. And this is indeed the case with Thirassia, Thira’s sister island. A stone’s throw from Thira, or just 15’ by ferry, Thirassia is the only other inhabited island of the complex and an amazing location for a one-day tour. Much smaller than Thira, it gives you the chance to experience Santorini in its most authentic sense, through the eyes of locals.

Life there seems to be still in the 70’s. Far from the cosmopolitan buzz of Thira, it is a place of tranquility, simplicity and beauty, with a unique and original atmosphere. A couple of hotels, less than a handful of stores and a few restaurants on the island’s second port are the only signs of development. Thirassia is ideal for walks and exploration, transferring you to another era and giving you a taste of the origins of Santorini, before the development big-bang and the rise of the island to international prominence


Hiking Trails - Every step brings you closer to the authentic Santorini

If you want to experience the real Santorini, delve into its authenticity and become one with its inner pulse, there’s no better choice than hiking. The island offers more than 17 routes that make for an unforgettable experience. 

Discover hidden coves. Walk through medieval or modern settlements. Enjoy stunning views of the Caldera. Pass next to vineyards and fava fields and see with your own eyes farmers at work, producing Santorini’s precious culinary offerings. The island’s history, everyday life and natural beauty coexist in every route. 

There are trails for every skill. Easier ones like Fira - Imerovigli - Oia, which offers breathtaking Caldera views; moderate ones such as Perissa to Kamari, full of scenic views and the allure of Ancient Thira; and more challenging ones, such as Profitis Ilias to Perissa, for a taste of the secluded side of Santorini. Of course you can take shorter trails or combine routes, depending on your skill. All it takes is willing to leave the beaten path and experience a unique sense of freedom and discovery. 

You have to live it, to believe it.

Easter in Santorini

Easter in Santorini is an experience hard to match. As if spring on the island wasn’t amazing by itself, traditional celebrations and festivities add a mystic, unforgettable feeling to its aura.

Many travelers visit the island on the weekend before Easter, to catch up with the preparations, which are equally impressive to Easter celebration itself. Houses and alleys are white-washed and embellished with flowers. The baking of traditional delicacies fills the air with unforgettable scents.

Highlights include the feast of Lazarus Saturday in Megalochori, set around a giant cross that is embellished with flowers and rises 12m high; the true mystagogy of the Holy Friday procession in Pyrgos, whose whole course is candlelit; Holy Friday procession in Fira; Resurrection ceremony in Prophitis Ilias chappell, that stands on the highest point of the island. And there’s even more to discover, as long as you are here at the right time. Because the right place for Easter is definitely Santorini.

To make a perfect experience even better, arrange your stay for Easter in Desiterra. Everything’s blossoming here in Easter time, and above all, your desires! 

August Wine Tours

Thanks to its microclimate and volcanic soil, Santorini is home to more than 40 unique grape varieties. Vineyards of more than 400 years, some of the oldest in Europe, can be found here. Local wineries make outstanding wines and offer anything from tailor-made visits to group tastings. Don’t miss the opportunity for a visit. Ask us, we will be happy to make all the necessary arrangements for you.

Your Event in Santorini

Santorini is a coveted event destination on an international scale. With desiterra’s outstanding, well-equipped facilities and services, your life’s special occasions become unforgettable experiences, on the island of your dreams.

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