Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world and is a number one summer destination to visit.
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising Santorini features on so many bucket lists for people. The hotels are incomparable, breath taking beauty, amazing weather, easy to get there and many attractions and is relatively close to other Greek islands.
Things to do:
The islands interior is dotted with vineyards and traditional villages that let you see beyond the tourist hustle. Make a stop in Pyrgos for great eats and a wander through the charming backstreets.
There are many tours and activities including visits to the volcano by boat or jet ski, bus rides around the island and visits to the most beautiful places such as Oia village, the Red beach, the ancient site of Akrotiri and more. You will also find in this sections a selection with the best restaurants, café, bars and wineries.