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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.
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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.
Renting a boat
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 Aegean sea 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 travelling 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 greek 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 served as a church, a palace and more during its illustrious history.
Shopping in Plaka
You'll also want to explore shopping and dining options in Athens, and the Plaka neighbourhood is one of the best places to shop. As a general rule, the closer you get to the Acropolis, the older the stores are.
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 truly five-star experience.
Hotel Grand Bretagne
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.
Where Should You eat in Santorini?
Koukoumavlos is as much an experience as it is an exercise in fine dining. The setting is as elegant as restaurants come, and menu inclusions are a conglomeration of successful gastronomic creations.
Selene is another option for upscale dining that has 35 years of experience serving visitors and residents alike. One of the best parts about Selene is the options that come out of the restaurant's antique wine cave, which pair expertly with the food.
Where to Eat in Athens?
Electra Palace Athens
The Electra Palace Athens has magical views of the Acropolis from the fifth-floor Garden restaurant and boasts an extensive menu.
If you are looking for a different view of Athens, Orizontes Restaurant at the top of Lycabettus Hill provides exquisite lunch and dinner choices.
Why charter a flight with LunaJets?
At LunaJets, we know how important vacation is, and we make sure that our travellers enjoy luxurious travel every step of the way when they rent a private jet to Greece. 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!
Aerial view of Athens
Aerial view of Santorini
Is the airport private in Santorini?
All private jet flights land and take off like commercial flights at Santorini airport (JTR).
How many airports does Santorini have?
Just one. The international airport is located approximately 5.1 km to and from Fira (Thira).
How far is Athens from the heart of the city?
Athens Airport-Venizelos is around 33km of distance from Athens city centre. Approximately 35 minutes in a car.