Santorini quotes are great to read and discover. They can work well as Santorini Instagram captions for the beautiful photos that you took on the island.
Alternatively, they can be nice to read while you are at home, daydreaming about sunnier climes and planning your next escape to Greece. Hundreds of people have written about their love for Santorini over the years.
You will find Santorini quotes in magazines and travel literature, in novels, in movies, and in songs. This is one of the most popular travel destinations in Greece (and Europe in general).
This is for good reason. Santorini is breathtaking.
Yes, Santorini may become crowded during the summer months and may have been photographed to death on social media. But none of that detracts from its charm and some places are popular for a reason.
Falling in Love with Beautiful Santorini
Santorini is a beautiful place to explore. You may opt to visit the island as part of a wider trip around the Cyclades or you may be dedicating the entirety of your Greece itinerary to charming Santorini.
Whatever your choice, there is plenty to do here to keep you occupied. Conquer the infamous scenic hike from Fira to Oia, tuck into exquisite seafood in Ammoudi Bay, and indulge in a tasting at a local winery.
There are more than 18 wineries in Santorini and many offer tours and tastings. Santorini is known for the grape Assyrtiko, although various grapes are grown here.
The rich, fertile volcanic soil of the island, along with the unique production process, contributes to Santorini wines being some of the best in Greece. Tastings are usually paired with an excellent charcuterie selection of local products.
Santorini is renowned for being one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset in the world. Making sure that you witness a spectacular sunset from one of the island’s many vantage points should be high on your Santorini bucket list.
A lot of local companies offer sunset cruises which give you the perfect opportunity to see the sunset from the water. These cruises usually include cocktails and dinner and make several stops along the route. That way, you can get gorgeous and unique Santorini sunset photos without the crowds.
Other Santorini sunset locations to add to your radar? Head to the old Venetian castle of Skaros in Imerovigli, the donkey stairs to Skala, or the Akrotiri lighthouse.
Santorini’s boutique hotels and fine dining make it one of the classier Greek islands, but this is balanced by the down-to-earth hospitality and tradition for which Greece is renowned.Mike Gerrard, English Travel Writer
The light of Greece opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, expanded my whole beingHenry Miller, Writer
Santorini is calling and I must goAnon
On a summers night, I have sat on the balcony drinking Ouzo, watching the ghosts of Greek Heroes sailing past, listening to the rustle of their sail cloths and the gentle lapping of their oars…and lain alongside Pythagoras watching him study the myriad of triangles in the constellations twinkling above us. Whether it was Crete, the heat, the Ouzo, or a combination, it is unequaled anywhere other than Santorini, in my humble opinion.Phil Simpkin, Writer
More Santorini Quotes
Off the Santorini cliff on a dark, starless night, I tossed a message in a bottle and love found me washed up on the black lava sand of the Aegean shore. As with my previous loves, volcanic in nature. Almost destructive before it started.Melody Lee, Writer
Of all the peoples, the Greeks have dreamt the dream of life bestJohann Wolfgang Von Goethe, German Writer
According to some theories, the legendary Atlantis said to have sunk beneath the sea in a great cataclysm, is in actuality the Greek island of Santorini.Laura Brooks, Author of Disney´s Beauty and the Beast
The sea was sapphire coloured, and the sky burned like a heated opal through the air; We hoisted sail; the wind was blowing fair. For the blue lands that to the eastward lie.Oscar Wilde
The only sounds: -when ‘gan the West to burn, and a red sun upon the seas to ride, I stood upon the soil of Greece at last!Oscar Wilde, Irish Writer
It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but only an instance to fall in love with her.Henry Miller, American Writer
Greece: The feeling of being lost in time and geography with months and years hazily sparkling ahead in a prospect of un-conjecturable magicPatrick Leigh Fermor, English Writer
Greece was a muse. It inspired creativity in magical ways that I can’t even begin to understand or explainJoe Bonamassa, American Musician
I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece.Jennifer Hyman, Businesswoman
Greece? The place enchanted meJoanna Lumley, British Actress
I enjoyed Greece. Santorini, thats somewhere I always want to beKendall Jenner, Supermodel
And now Percy has his arms around me and Santorini and the sea are spread like a feast before us and there is sky all the way to the horizon. And what a sky it is.Mackenzi Lee, American Author
Greece is the most magical place on earthKylie Bax, New Zealand Model and Actress
Work tip: stand up, stretch, take a walk, get on a plane, go to Santorini, never returnAnon
We descended from the chariot and walked across the volcanic Island in the Cyclades group of Greek islands. A fear did wake me like the active Santorini. I felt, anytime my mind outbreaks with the real passion of words. But I maintained my mind with a silent revenge, which was active, secretly in my inward cavityNithin Purple, Indian Poet
Give me a word, any word, and I will tell you that the root of that word is GreekMy Big Fat Greek Wedding
Santorini Instagram Captions
Quotes about Santorini are cute. They help to set off your imagination to envisage yourself sitting outside a little blue and white taverna in Ammoudi bay, tucking into horiatiki (Greek salad), a few meze dishes, and washing it all down with a glass of local wine.
But perhaps you are just looking for a short, fun, and snappy Santorini Instagram caption to post with your photo. Because honestly, in an age of reels and TikTok, who is really even reading captions anymore?
Silly Santorini Instagram Captions and Puns
- I don´t know about you but I am just Greeking out about these views in Oia!
- Feta late than never!
- You could say that I don’t know that much about Greek mythology. It’s my Achilles’ elbow!
- Greecey hair, don’t care. I’m in Santorini!
- I’m going to myth you when I leave, Santorini
- Santorini simply ouzos with charm
- I can be your gyro baby
- Greece is the word
- Why it´s Greeeeced lightning!
- Santorini, olive you so much
- Santorini is absolutely blue-tiful
- You odyssey this view!
More Simple Santorini Instagram Captions
- Meanwhile in Santorini…
- Santorini sunsets
- 50 shades of blue in Santorini
- Mornings like these
- Kalimera Santorini, Sagapo! (Good morning Santorini, I love you!)
- Oh Santorini mou (My Santorini)
- There is no time to be blue when you’re in Santorini!
- Santorini is calling and I must go
- Just leave me here
- Mamma Mia, here I go again!
- Santorini is always a good idea
- Money can’t buy you happiness but it can buy a trip to Santorini and that’s kind of the same thing
- So close, yet so Fira!
- Morning views in Santorini…
- The view from our balcony in Santorini…
- Heaven is a place on earth. Its name is Santorini.
- It’s all Greek to me!
- Take another Greece of my heart
- Greek food: my Achilles heel!
- Santorini, you have me under your spell
- Had a wonderful vacation in Santorini and one thing is for certain: I’ll be baklava!
- We will always have Santorini
- I followed my heart and it led me to Santorini
Have any other favourite Santorini quotes or Santorini Instagram captions that you would like to share? Drop a comment below. You might also enjoy this broader list of Greece quotes.
I have lived in Greece since 2017 and have fallen madly in love with my adopted home. If you have any questions about traveling or moving here, I am always happy to help.
Safe travels! Geia sou! Melissa xo