Go on a Santorini island expedition – visit Thirasia
Thirasia is one of the islands that lies close to Santorini. For travellers this means that you can pack much more in your Greece trip! Although the Greek island of all lovers and cute architecture is still Santorini, this smaller island definitely has its own unique things to offer. Today I’ll share some insider tips on how to organize your mini island expedition there.
Thirasia is relatively close to Santorini, the only way to reach it is by boat. Depending on the spot you would like to get off it should take you around 10-20 minutes to reach it. Sounds not so tough, right? It’s a pretty bumpy ride.
To get there, you can either use the offers from tourism companies or pay 1 EUR if you go with the boat from Amoudi Bay (right next to Oia village).
Now, the point you get off in Thirasia will define your experience on the island. Here’s some options:
Riva: Has a beach from which you can see Oia and a small restaurant. Good spot for swimming and sunbathing.
Korfos: View of Santorini Island, volcano and the unique rocks of Thirasia. You will be able to take a quick swim, but keep in mind that the beach is quite rocky. Still, this place has several restaurants and cafes. Also keep in mind that you will have to do a small climb up a hill to reach the town – you can also rent a donkey.
And there you have it, the secret formula for a day on the neighbouring island, let me know how your trip turned out!
Photo of Amoudi bay, from my phone :)
Anna Sulte Santorini based photohrapher