If you are on one of the luxury cruise lines in the Mediterranean you may get a chance to stop in Santorini Greece. The island is one of the top summer holiday spots, one of the most famous destinations in Greece and has an intriguing history dating back to the 16th century, BC.   Santorini is all that is left from a devastating volcanic eruption that destroyed the surrounding areas and marked the geography found there today.

Fortunately, now, Santorini is a gorgeous destination to visit, with historical villages, luxurious resorts, and breathtaking views.   But even if you’re there for just one day, there is plenty to do and see.

You can take a two hour Volcano Tour, starting at the port of Fira and arriving at the volcano crater on the island of Nea Kameni.  Here you can visit active craters and talk a walk along the famous path to the top, where you will have over an hour to explore.

You can try a small group cooking class and wine tasting.  Experience Greek food and wine in just a half day.  After touring and sampling two local wineries, you can then meet with a local chef where you’ll learn about Greek cuisine and try your hand at cooking authentic Greek foods.

Finally, you may want to consider one of many specialized tours, such as:

A full day sightseeing trip by coach

Lagoon sunset tour

Tours through the many rustic cultural villages

No matter what you choose, you’re sure to have a day you won’t forget!