High on History
Vourvoulos village is 3,7 kilometers approximately from Fira going north east. Below the village is a majestic view of the eastern plains, the coastline of Santorini, Vourvoulos Beach, the northern coastline, and the beaches of Pori and Koloumbo. Vourvoulos means ‘fouskala’ = bubble or blister, and it is said to have got its name from curious shaping of the terrain in the area, which due to its volcanic origin is geologically pustular. Within the village a monument has been erected to honour those who died in the Secong World War during German occupation. You will also find the Church of Agios Eftstratios and Church of Agios Panteleimonas.
Top things to Do
Visitors can partake in the many activities that makes beaches on the Greek islands so popular around the world. Sun-bathing, walks in the surf, and swimming are easy to find at Vourvoulos Beach. It also has a restaurant located right on the beach serving up fresh and local seafood. There are umbrellas and lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun, and also a fishing boat harbor to explore. You can spend you time lounging in the sun, taking a stroll and exploring, or bathing in the water.
Food & Drinks
The local restaurants and taverns offer a wide range of typical dishes, so don’t miss the chance to try them. Greek cuisine is based on the healty Mediterranean one, but more enriched.