Strikingly beautiful and deeply rooted in history, Santorini is an island of rich culture where the past and present coexist.
An island adored in antiquity yet irresistible today.
On Santorini, there is a bit of everything. Swim in shimmering waters, wander through quaint streets, and drink and dine in exquisite restaurants.
Let’s take a closer look at Santorini…
What makes Santorini so irresistible to people around the world?
Santorini captures the hearts of all who have visited with its unmatched natural beauty, iconic white and blue villages, cosmopolitan collection of activities, and its Mediterranean flavors.
The island’s dramatic caldera, formed by a massive volcanic eruption, provides its world-famous backdrop and incredible views.
Colorful beaches, high-end shopping, and lively nightlife make it easy to fill days with pleasure, excitement, or relaxation.
The crystal-clear waters reflect the sunlight, creating an ever-changing display of light and color, creating the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
Why Santorini is a Cycladic lead magnet Island during your luxury yachting cruise
The best way to experience the Cycladic Islands is by yacht.
A chartered yacht allows you to take in everything the island offers while getting the luxurious, private atmosphere you crave.
You’ll experience the beauty of Santorini to its fullest, including the island’s famous caldera and the towns of Fira, Oia, and Imerovigli.
The crystal-clear waters around the island also offer great swimming, snorkeling, and diving opportunities. You can dive in from the yacht or be taken to more secluded beaches only accessible by boat.
Plus, from your yacht, the sunset views on the caldera are truly unforgettable. From the sea, you get a perspective not accessible from a shoreside resort.
The remarkable Chora & the wild beaches of Santorini
The beautiful beaches and towns make Santorini beloved by so many.
Chora, also known as Fira, is the capital of the island of Santorini and is one of the most popular towns. Perched on the edge of the caldera, overlooking the Aegean Sea, it offers some of the island’s most spectacular views.
The town is characterized by its traditional Cycladic architecture, with white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and narrow cobblestone streets that are postcard perfect.
Wander the winding alleys, lined with boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes, and discover hidden gems like the Catholic Cathedral and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera along the way. Or buy yourself something pretty that will forever remind you of your Greek getaway on the famous Gold Alley.
On the coast, an array of beaches await every mood. Everything from the lively energy found at the sandy Kamari Beach, where beach bars, resorts, and watersports make for a full day of fun on the beach.
Or, on Perivolos black-sand beach, sunbathe comfortably in a VIP beach cabana and enjoy signature service and drinks.
Your knowledgeable OCEDA crew will help you select the beaches; from serene to sensational, Santorini has them all.
Fine dining, unique Mediterranean flavors & wines
The Mediterranean is known for its flavors.
World-renowned chefs cherish the ingredients as they are harvested fresh from the sea, plucked straight from hillside orchards, and grown in soils that produce crops that can’t be replicated.
In addition, the local wines available for pairing are exquisite.
Discover Santorinian fine dining at Selene, where Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini and Yiannis Karakasis, Master of Wine, come together to present an exquisite dining experience that captures the soul, flavors, and senses of this Greek Island and elevates them to an experience not easily forgotten.
A more artistic Mediterranean dining experience that melds traditional Greek dishes with modern culinary skills can be found on the stone terraces overlooking the Caldera of the highly awarded restaurant, 1800. Enjoy the flavors and the excellent wine cellar for an evening with dimension and flavor.
Or, allow the crew to reserve you a table at one of Santorini’s most awarded restaurants, Black Rock. Here you’ll taste Cycladic flavors that are both refined and wholesome. Generational favorites find contemporary surprises and become simply exceptional.
Experience the fantastic view and other breathtaking activities
Whitewashed villages cling to cliffs. Deep blue domes reflect the color of the expansive sea. Pink bougainvilleas scramble up archways, and green groves nestle into the island’s valleys.
The sights and scents will delight you on deck as you cruise along the coastline.
Once ashore, one treasure after another awaits your discovery. Everything from artisan jewelry to pottery can be found. And, of course, art galleries and day spas provide refreshing distractions along the way.
Stay awhile to explore Santorini’s rich history dating back to the Minoan era, with the ancient city of Akrotiri providing a glimpse into the island’s past.
You can also explore the island’s traditional villages, visit local wineries and taste the famous Vinsanto wine, or learn about the island’s history and culture in one of the local museums, like Santorini’s Archaeological Museum.
If the sea calls you, your OCEDA crew can arrange an array of activities, from snorkeling and diving to kayaking or paddleboarding.
Discover the nearby cluster of islets
The nearby cluster of islets near Santorini, known as the Santorini volcano islets, includes Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni, and Aspronisi.
These islets are located within the caldera of the Santorini volcano and are accessible by your yacht, and offer a wide array of activities your crew can arrange.
For the adventurous, hike the newest islet, Nea Kamen, an active volcano. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea from the summit.
Or, for those looking to relax, soak in the warm waters of the hot springs on Palea Kameni, followed by a refreshing dip in the sea.
Not wanting to miss out on the rich underwater life that calls these waters home? Your crew can arrange a snorkeling or diving opportunity in the waters off of Aspronisi, the same islet that is home to the ancient city of Thera.
With OCEDA, Santorini becomes a priceless experience
Escape to the idyllic islands of Santorini and indulge in the island’s rich culture, and make memories that last a lifetime with your loved ones in the Aegean Sea.
Treat yourself to the ultimate luxury of a private yacht charter and explore the beauty of Santorini and the nearby islets on a luxury yacht charter.
Inquire about your charter today, and let OCEDA take care of the rest. Our transparent and tailored approach by knowledgeable professionals will guide you through designing the perfect getaway.