8. Imerovígli: Santorini Guided Morning Hike with Food Tasting
Begin your amazing day by meeting your local guide in Imerovigli, one of the three suspended villages of your morning exploration. Appropriately, you’ll start off with a freshly brewed Greece coffee in a traditional wooden-table cafe, pairing it with a homemade local sweet made from fresh fruits straight from its family’s orchard, mingling with locals and admiring superb views over the Aegean Sea.
While walking through the footpaths of Imerovigli, the highest of the caldera villages, hear stories about the Lost Atlantis, different conquerors, once-thriving civilizations and ghost fortified towns.
Next, you’ll enter the fabulous Firostefani village being expanded along the eyebrow-shaped caldera cliffs of Santorini. Grab an ice-cream on the go and stroll around whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches, and bougainvillea-filled alleys.
Afterwards, with your guide by your side, you’ll discover the photogenic Blue Dome of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church, the most-renowned postcard location of Santorini. Definitely, a place to blow up your Instagram!
Almost noon and it’s time to relax your muscles in a favourite spot where you’ll wake up those taste buds with local seasonal tapas and a freshly-brewed local beer, exclusively produced by using volcanic stones for filtration and local Aegean raw ingredients. Say “Yamas!”, drink a cold sip and enjoy the uninterrupted views to Santorini’s active volcano!
This Santorini morning tour comes to an end at scenic Fira, the main island’s town, passing along local artists’ workshops and a deli with Greek products.
Don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best out of your trip to amazing Santorini.
How you help the local community by joining this tour:
You support local farmers and help preserve Satorini’s culinary traditions by sampling food locally sourced from Santorini and nearby islands. You visit 100% locally owned and run stores. At least one store on your itinerary is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles.