One of the most beautiful places I have every experienced. Thankfully there is a tram to get you to the top of the mountain rather than ride a smelly mule of climb the 699 stairs appointed with mule droppings. When you get off the tram you are near heaven and reach it when you get away from the tourist shops and enjoy the magnificent views and white-washed buildings and many churches. We happened on a fabulous show of Wall Paintings of Thera at the Conference Center as well as local ceramic art at the artist's studio atop the mountain.
We rented a car and drove the short distance to the wine cooperative for tasting and snack and then onto Botori Winery for tasting excellent wine in a peaceful setting. We bought a bottle and had it chilled to enjoy with my birthday dinner.
And we drove to other end of Santorini to visit Oia (ee-uh) and had a delicious seafood lunch with mezze at Laokasti (best prawns of trip). We walked our feet off to get to the end and snap the "view" photo.