We usually don't focus on top notch locations as they tend to be too pricey for the adventure driven traveler that's looking to roam as far as possible. Santorini is no exception. A lot of things there can break your budget, but we can work around it. There are options.
There are a lot of things that you can do away from Santorini's travel headlines:
It's an open air cinema that screens movies in their original language throughout the summer. Chances are you've been to a screening on a park before or something, but guess what? This is an actual cinema, they're doing it right.
You can ask for a blanket if you're cold. Drinks and snacks available. You're at the movies!
Check it out here: http://www.cinekamari.gr/
Life is good, but life with beer is better. At Santorini Brewing Company, they seem to be well aware of this fact. They offer tours and tastings of their delicious beer: the yellow donkey, the red donkey, and the crazy donkey (an IPA of which they don't produce as much of).
Brewery Tours available from May through October. You can visit unannounced Monday through Saturday from 12 - 5pm.
Check it out here: https://www.santorinibrewingcompany.gr
Another way to stretch your budget at Santorini is to stay at the camping grounds in the outskirts of Fira.
It's more than a camping ground, since they also rent rooms. They're pretty basic, but that's alright. That's what we're looking for, right?
Check it out here: http://www.santorinicamping.gr/english/index.php
Within the island, prices overall are more reasonable at the beaches of Perissa and Kamari, so you might want to check that out.
Other than that, just walk around, explore and enjoy the place. A lot of the things we enjoy while traveling are free, once we're there. Don't let Santorini throw you off just because of the popular expensive stuff. There are other options. We can roam there too =)
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