Santanyi is a historic rural town famous for its gold stone architecture. It’s charming, with quaint cobbled streets, a majestic church and appeals to most for its slow pace of life.
You can sit and watch the world go by on one of the many terraces on the main square in front of the church. Market days are on Wednesdays and Saturdays and are the best day to come and soak up the atmosphere, as locals come out in full force to buy local produce.
Agriculture was the mainstay of the town until tourism arrived in the 1950s. Today, this beauty spot is particularly popular amongst Germans for holidaying but also retains an all-year German community. Many creatives and artists have made it their home, so galleries and workshops can be found within the nooks and crannies around the town. Beautiful boutiques, trendy furniture shops and an array of top-class restaurants are also worth writing home about.
Santanyi’s location makes for an impeccable base to explore some of the island’s best beaches, so the town becomes a hot spot in the summer months but has plenty to offer all year round. When it comes to accommodation in this area, there are a few boutique-style hotels within the town centre and some authentic rural agroturismo hotels in the surrounding countryside.