As the sun finally reaches its highest point in the sky, many cultures around the world honour this day with various traditions and festivities. The summer solstice, the longest day of the calendar year, truly is a time of celebration and wonder.

Among the world’s stunning locations to experience the summer solstice, Santorini stands out as a genuinely magical destination. With breathtaking views on top of its rich history and vibrant culture, our island offers a perfect setting to celebrate the light and warmth of the season.

The summer solstice in Santorini

Santorini, with its iconic white-washed buildings, crystal-clear waters, and unparalleled caldera views, becomes even more enchanting during the summer. On the summer solstice, the island is bathed in extended sunlight, creating an almost ethereal glow that highlights its natural beauty. 

The summer solstice in Santorini is not merely about the extra hours of daylight; on the contrary, it is more of a celebration of the island’s intersection between the warm sun, deep blue sea, and azure sky. From sunrise to sunset, a unique energy fills Santorini’s air, inviting everyone to partake in the joyous occasion of the summer solstice.

Activities to do on the summer solstice

Beginning the day by watching the sun cast its golden hues in Imerovigli, one of the most picturesque villages in Santorini, where our elegant Phaos Santorini Suites are located, is a privilege of its own. What about enhancing it with a series of marvellous experiences?

From a day-long cruise on Santorini’s azure waters to a guided tour around Santorini’s numerous wonders, trust us when we say that discovering our island’s raw beauty will feel even more mesmerising on the year’s longest day.

When the sun goes down

As the sun finally sets on the summer solstice, casting its warm glow in a miscellany of colours, the activities continue. The year’s longest day is, after all, an immersive experience – one to be celebrated all day long.

From evening strolls along the island’s charming streets to romantic moonlit dinner in Santorini’s renowned Imerovigli village, every night in Santorini is filled with endless possibilities to create memories for a lifetime under the star-studded sky. It is now time to create yours!

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