What Should You Do in Santorini?
If you've got a trip to Santorini in mind, you're probably already picturing a majestic sunset from the cliffs of the island, because it's one of the best things about visiting. However, you might have to work to find your spot to see the sunset, because most people who come to the island have the same idea in mind. If you'd like to see the sunset over the entire island, one great plan is to head to the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, where you'll be able to see the entire island in a spot where crowds aren't likely to go.
If you live an active lifestyle, you might want to consider hiking up the dormant Santorini Volcano. The island used to be much bigger before the volcano buried about half of Santorini and caused that part of it to sink into the Mediterranean Sea about 3000 years ago, leaving ruins in its wake. Today, the volcano is dormant and hasn't erupted since the 1950s, making it a popular spot for hikers to see incredible views.
If you're interested in getting out on the water, renting a boat is an excellent way to see views from all over the island. Santorini is small enough to explore from the sea, leaving plenty of time for diving into the Mediterranean if that interests you.
Where Should You Stay in Santorini?
As a small island, Santorini doesn't have an abundance of hotel options once you arrive by private jet, but you can still find several great choices. One thing to keep in mind is that you'll want to book early when traveling to the island, because hotels sell out quickly.
If you're willing to travel up a steep incline, Grace Hotel Santorini is an outstanding choice. You'll enjoy incredible views of the island and the sea from the terrace, along with ample sunbathing opportunities. If you're interested in a more secluded stay, Perivolas offers exactly that, giving guests a relaxing place to rest in an area that feels like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island.
What Should You Do in Athens?
If you're going to be in Athens, it's almost a requirement to check out the ruins and museums of the first democratic civilization in history. The Acropolis and the Parthenon are always worth a visit, and they're only the start of the journey. The Erechtheion was once a temple for Athena and Poseidon in ancient Greece, and it's served as a church, a palace and more during its illustrious history.
You'll also want to explore shopping and dining options in Athens, and the Plaka neighborhood is one of the best places to shop. As a general rule, the closer you get to the Acropolis, the older the stores are. Enjoying moussaka in Athens is an important part of visiting Greece, and you'll find some of the best at Filippou.
Where Should You Stay in Athens?
If you haven't been to Athens in several years, you're in for a treat, because the hotel scene has changed considerably since the financial crisis occurred. One great option because of its location is Athenswas, which is located right by the Acropolis. Luxury rooms and views of the Parthenon make it a true five-star experience. For a classic experience that's made sure it can compete with new hotels, check out Hotel Grande Bretagne, which has been the hotel of choice for VIPs in Athens since its construction in 1842.
Why Choose LunaJets for Your Trip?
At LunaJets, we know how important vacation is, and we make sure that our travelers enjoy luxurious travel every step of the way when they rent a private jet. Our flights include relaxing seats, first-class service and a comfortable flying experience from takeoff until landing. When your travel plans call for getting between Santorini and Athens, make sure to do it right by contacting us for private jet service!