Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200km southeast of Greece’s mainland. The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions recorded in history. Apart from its volcanic history, the romantic sunsets, stunning panoramas, and volcanic-sand beaches contribute to its reputation of being the best destination for older people (50+ years old). Santorini is also being explored by tourists from all over the world. Here are some things you need to know about the city that makes it a perfect place for seniors.


Located on the Cliffside, Fira is the capital of the island, which presents a mixed sample of Cycladic and Venetian styles. The shopping areas, outstanding museums, coffee shops, and restaurants are known to attract people to town. It is the perfect place to observe the volcano from Santorini and the annual festival ‘Ifestia’ that takes place at the end of every August or September. The capital city of Santorini is the ideal place for nightlife on the island. There are small bars and night clubs available to entertain visitors.

Pocket-Friendly Island

You don’t have to spend much while visiting Santorini island. The reason why it is always crowded with tourists annually is that the island is pocket-friendly for hotels, food, and activities. There are places in the city like ‘The Museum of Prehistoric Thera’ where admission is quite affordable to gain knowledge of the city’s glorious historical past. Santorini Island is a place you should visit while in Greece.

Volcanic Eruption

History has it that Santorini Island was destroyed in the 1500BC due to a massive volcano that erupted and discomforted the peaceful living of the people of Minoa. The occurrence was referred to as ‘the eruption of the Strongoli Volcano.’ It was known to be the largest volcanic event on Earth in the last 10,000 years. Records have it that the volcanic ash traveled across the world after covering the entire island in a 10-meter-thick blanket. Experts confirmed that the world’s average temperature was plunged by 1-2 degrees Celsius arising from a volcanic winter caused by the eruption.

Multiple Colored Beaches

Apart from the volcanic eruption, Santorini is renowned for having several beaches, where seniors will find relaxing. Perissa beach is an amazing place for you to be in the city. The fine black sand and crystal-clear water are worth beholding. There are bars on the beach for you to chill out with a bottle of drink. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available to give you shade from the sun. Red beach, Kamari beach, and Monolithos beach are other destinations that seniors should give a try.

Santorini Wine

Wine is enjoyed most by older people because it helps to keep them refreshed. The quality of Santorini’s wine is not affected by the hot and dry weather of the city. The volcanic eruption contributed to the wine, making it one of the best tasting wines in the world. Seniors find the wine with a unique taste due to the richness of minerals from the landscape.