Seeking to discover Santorini’s off-the-beaten-track treasures? Or simply looking for the true essence of this gorgeous island? Either way, there are a few hidden gems you should look for when exploring Santorini. Start with a hiking route that offers a multitude of wondrous natural and historical sights, the path starting from Pyrgos village and leads to Kamari beach via the monastery of Profitis Ilias, Emporio village and Ancient Thera atop Mt. Mesa Vouno. Similarly, the route across the caldera is riddled with wonder, whereas the unspoilt beaches of Columbo, Cambia and Vlyhada are must-sees for the lovers of seclusion. As for gastronomic secrets, keep an eye out for traditional taverns around the island, some delicious surprises await!