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How accessible is Santorini?

Updated: Apr 5

Santorini: A unique wonder of the Mediterranean

Santorini is a picturesque island in the middle of the Aegean Sea. It is indeed a dream destination for travelers from all over the world, who are seeking stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Most of the island is surrounded by its iconic, white-washed buildings perched on the cliffs with breathtaking sunsets over the caldera, making Santorini a symbol of an ideal Greek experience. The island doesn’t only offer you an amazing picturesque sunset, there are plenty of activities and sites worth to consider exploring. 

Here are some ideas why to contemplate visiting this captivating island, which also offers many options for disabled travelers.

When visiting Santorini

The islands Highlights 

Enjoy its breathtaking scenery as Santorini is renowned for its vivid landscapes, characterized by immense cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and stunning sunsets. Whether you are strolling through the narrow streets of Oia or relaxing on the black sandy beaches of Perissa,

every corner of the island offers postcard-worthy views for those searching for remarkable landscapes. During the accessible Panoramic Santorini Tour, our first stop will be a carefully selected visit to the white, cube-shaped houses of the two most important areas,Thira and Oia, towns that nestle on the slopes of the cliffs above a submarine caldera (crater). Both towns offer an amazing view of the sea.

Archaeological site of Akrotiri

The island also offers you the opportunity to learn about its rich history. Santorini has a fascinating history dating back thousands of years. The island was once home to one of the most advanced civilizations of its time, the Minoans, who inhabited the ancient city of Akrotiri, where it is possible to explore the well-preserved ruins of Akrotiri, often referred to as the ‘Minoan Pompeii’, and marvel at the remnants of a civilization lost in time. This archaeological site provides a fascinating look into the lives of the Minoan civilization, they inhabited the island around 4,000 years ago.

Excavations have revealed well-preserved buildings, streets, and artifacts offering valuable insights into ancient Greek culture and society. Explore on the half-day tour of the Akrotiri and the Tomato Industrial Museum, the well-preserved ancient settlement of Akrotiri, inhabited since 3000 B.C. Then, venture to the picturesque beach of Vlychada, known for its impressive volcanic rock formations to discover the Tomato Industrial Museum "D. Nomikos" and continue learning about  the island's rich history and the Nomikos family's legacy in tomato cultivation, processing, and production. 

Yet at the same time  experience Santorini’s cultural delights. Beyond its natural beauty and historical significance, Santorini is also a center of culture and tradition.

Wine culture in Santorini

From lively festivals celebrating local cuisine, music, and art galleries, to showcasing the works of talented Greek artists, there is no shortage of cultural experiences to immerse yourself in.

And for those in love with gastronomy, Santorini allows you not only to sample local foods but also to learn about its rich wine culture and the specialty of its wine due to the land’s volcanic and geological conditions.

Going on our Accessible Wine Tour Santorini and learn about the wine production and what makes Santorini wines so special.

Join us on a private group excursion to a fully accessible winery, where you will gain insights into the intricacies of wine production.

Best Sunsets

The world-famous breathtaking Santorini Sunset Sailing Cruise will make your stay on one of the most famous islands in Greece unforgettable.

Where you can enjoy the beauty of Santorini from the Aegean point of view on a private Sunset Sailing Cruise.

The catamaran is partly accessible and with the help of specially trained staff, the safety of our passengers is the highest priority. 

The spacious deck and comfy net area make sure you can relax and enjoy your time. In this Sailing boat tour you will have a safe and exciting journey to discover the beauty of Santorini and its surroundings.

What about accessibility?

Even if  Santorini might not be the ideal destination for everyone with accessible needs, and even when the island’s pure architecture is not completely suitable for accessible visitors, we at CareunderSun have done thorough research and inspections to guarantee that our chosen hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions are equipped with ramps, elevators, and other facilities to accommodate visitors to high standards expected with any mobility challenges.

Additionally, at CareunderSun we offer you various accessible tours and shore excursions while you visit the island on a cruise ship, which has been carefully prepared, to make sure you have the right transportation and are guided and tailored to your needs. 

The Santorini’s teleferic, which has been tested by us for its accessibility made sure it is completely suitable for one manual wheelchair user with easy accessibility and that the staff will assist, if needed, in getting in as well as getting out. 

The beaches in Santorini such as Kamari and Perissa are equipped from late May with the Seatrac installation and will allow you to have a special and relaxing Cycladic Mediterranean experience.

Santorini’s unique natural beauty, rich history, and cultural charm make it a truly

unforgettable destination. Whether you are admiring the sunset from a cliffside taverna or

exploring the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, the island offers an unforgettable experience and

CareunderSun will make sure you can experience its wonders.

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