How about some hidden gems Santorini? Yes, there are still hidden gems! Santorini is well-known for its picturesque villages, gold sunsets, and crystal warm water.
Did you know Santorini is what remains after a volcanic eruption? That eruption created the current geological Caldera.
We teamed up with our friends from Caveland Santorini , the only 5 Star Hostel in Santorini, to bring you these 5 unique hidden gems for Santorini!
Update: new guide to the 5 best Volcano Tours in Santorini
As always, we aimed to keep this travel guide with its 5 hidden gems out of the tourist box. Make sure you also check out these 27 fun things to do in Santorini. Here we recommend many more places, but for some you will need to rent a car. We recommend Discover Cars to compare cheaper rates.
This is not a touristic guide. These are your travel recommendations by friends.
We will introduce you to an authentic Greek restaurant, the most local place to hang out, a nice lounge to enjoy the sunset away from the crowd, and much more!
We see… you are already curious about the hidden gems Santorini.
A preview of the best-kept Secrets in Santorini:
- An authentic Restaurant with yummy food and awesome views (OH YES!!!)
- The most local place to hang out with locals
- A nice lounge to get away from the crowd – enjoy the sunset and a cold drink here!
- A marvelous beach to take a bath with views of the caldera
- A picturesque village with the best panoramic view
Can you find many unique tours and activities in Santorini as well on Airbnb Experiences.
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“WHY is this not open and public for everybody?”
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Not sure? Then have a look at our handpicked 27 fun things To Do in Santorini.
Caveland Santorini Hostel: Caves, Swimming pool, former winery
How does it sound to sleep in a cave in a former winery?
Caveland Santorini is an outstanding hostel located just 3km from Fira (the capital). The Caveland Hostel is a full 5 Star Hostel, awarded by Hostelgeeks.
Read our full review of Caveland Santorini.
Caveland Santorini is a former winery, with an enormous courtyard, swimming pool, and a cozy, easy-going island vibe. This is an absolute highlight to add to your Santorini experience!
Obviously, there is more hostels Santorini has to offer. We wrote a detailed guide comparing the different backpacker hostels on the island. Read the simple yet detailed guide to cool hostels in Santorini here.
Shortcut for you:
- Caveland – 5 Star Hostel with pool
- Bedspot Santorini – best for couples
- Fira Backpackers Place – best for backpackers
Booking recommendation activities and hostels
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Also helpful for you, we collected 15 hacks to book hostels like a pro.
To learn everything you need to know about how to find good hostels, we suggest to give the different types of Hostels a read.
For the frequent traveler staying at Hostels, the full guide to Hostels is a must-read! It will help you to understand hostels better plus save some coins.
Smart and Simple Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality accommodation, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries