Day 1: Saturday. (transfer included). Check in the spacius accommodation at 14:00. No need to worry about pic up services, since everybody will be picked up from the airport or the port.
(you can arrive to the island either by plane or Ferry boat- don’t hesitate to contact me for more info) After we all settle in, we go for dinner to a beautiful small fish tavern in the area. A fisherman has this very small place where his mother cooks the daily catch!
Day 2: Sunday / (optional)
Cruise to the center of the volcano, the Hot Springs and Thirasia island.
The absolute volcanic experience!
At 10:45 we will begin our tour on a glass-bottom boat.
We will stay at the active crater for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
We will walk up to the volcano (20 minutes) through a walkable path. It is worth to reach the top because when you arrive there, if you scratch the surface you will see steam coming out, smell the sulphur and also take pictures.
After, the boat continues to the island of Palaia Kameni where the Hot Springs are located. Swim to the famous mud baths of Palaia Kameni for which are believed to have beneficial abilities for the skin and other diseases.
In continuation of the tour, the boat sails to the island of Thirassia. We will have 2 hours free time to swim in the crystal waters or eating in traditional taverns . We can go on foot in the village of Manolas, which is very picturesque with narrow streets and nice view to Santorini.
After the 2 hour pleasant break on the island of Thirassia, we start to return back to the old port sailing near the volcanic cliffs of Oia to take pictures of the unique scenery.
The disembarkation back in Santorini is at 16:15.
Day 3: Monday / (optional). Since it is a co-working trip, you will have your own time during the day to work. We can have some activities in the afternoon, when we could visit the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. I propose that we visit the excavation site, which has been maintained just like Pompei.
Day 4: Tuesday. (optional). During weekdays, we work on our individual schedules during the daytime and hang around in the evenings. Today we can visit the beautiful village of Episkopi. If we are into "wine-mode", we can discover the local wines on an amazing wine tour. I could get you to my favourite winery for an interesting tour and a taste of 6 different varieties, accompanied by Greek delicacies.
For all wine lovers this is an amazing introduction to the unique grapes of Santorini. If you didn’t know already, Santorini Island is well known for exclusive cultivation of a special variety of grapes, that become really sweet due to the volcanic ground and the salty moisture of the Aegean sea!
Day 5: Wednesday. (optional). Another working week-day, but later we are going volcano hiking!
The route is from Fira (the capital) to Oia (the famous village). It is a 45-minute walk on an easy trail at the inner side of the caldera – literally walking inside the volcano!
On our arrival to Oia, I will get you to a nice spot so we can enjoy the breathtaking sunset.
Tonight is a nice oportunity to have dinner in Oia.
Day 6: Thursday. (optional). We can have relaxing time in the house or we could visit another beautiful village. Megalochori is near by.
"Maundy Thursday" is the Thursday before Easter, believed to be the day when Jesus had his final Passover with His students. So the general atmosphere of the island will be quiet and prayerful.
Day 7: Friday. (optional). Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, is the day on which Christians annually observe the memorial of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Good Friday is the most remarkable day during Easter time in Santorini. I love being in Pyrgos Village on this day, to enjoy the local festivities. I am sure it will amaze you too if you want to come with me!
Pyrgos is the highest village of the island with the beautiful candle show for this particular day. More than 2000 flaming tin cans lining on every wall and on every rooftop of the village. We will be navigating through the tiny walkways by the sounds of constantly ringing church bells and a band playing Greek Orthodox religious music, as we participate to the symbolic funeral procession for Jesus.
Day 8: Saturday. (optional). Today is the second festive day of traditional Easter and you should definately join me to Fira to celebrate the Resurrection as Greeks do! At 23:30 we will arrive to an amazing small church at the inner side of the caldera., viewing the volcano.
At 00:00 we will see the fireworks show running through the island.
After that, we will enjoy a night out in Fira, where all the clubs and bars are located. This particular night, everyone is out – so be prepared for socializing!
Day 9: Sunday. (lunch & transfer included). Today is Easter day. And what all Greeks do is eating… All day eating is literally what happens! So we will go to a nice traditional taverna at the beautiful village of Kamari and enjoy local delicacies of the day.
We will break the eggs and participate in more local customs.
!!! When we are no longer able to walk from the food, if you feel you need it we can go to a cafeteria nearby and digest!!!
Day 10: Monday. For Greeks, this particular Monday is a non- working day, so there will be people around enjoying the beach. We can visit the Tomato Industrial Museum which is literally next to the beach and get a good idea of the history of chery tomatoes of Santorini. If you have to work, you are welcome to join us anytime you finish.