is inhabited all year round by 1400 permanent residents, it has two cinemas, one of which is outdoor, while on the walkway next to the sea, visitors can enjoy a snack, wonder around the various shops, relax in the cafeterias overlooking the sea, enjoy a drink at the bars, taste traditional Santorini dishes in the picturesque tavernas and try international cuisine at the restaurants in the area.
Sights in the area are: Ancient Thira
situated on the hill of Mesa Vouno 369 metres above sea level, which was founded in the 9th century BC by Dorian tribes, the small chapel of Zoodohou Pigis
, Panagia Episkopi
, a church built by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komninos at the end of the 11th century, the Wine Museum and others.
Other activities you can try are scuba-diving in the enchanting sea around Santorini, horse-riding, mountaineering, paragliding, and for lovers of hiking and nature, you can explore the paths on the hill of Mesa Vouno.