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Disappointed
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Day trip from cruise. Wanted to take cable car, go to Oia then visit Santo Winery.
Cable car was straightforward. At the top no tourist information or anyone at all interested in showing us where taxi or buses were. Eventually found a house owner to tell us the way to the taxi rank. Still no tourist information. Taxi rank had 2 taxis and only 1 wanted to take our first group to Oia. Had to wait 15 minutes till another taxi arrived who agreed to take the rest of our party. 30 minutes between Fira and Oia. Dropped us in a small square and was told this was the only pick up point for both taxis and buses. Still no tourist information. Was given instructions by taxi driver on where the blue domes buildings were. I counted 6 in total, definitely not how it is shown on to and magazines. Streets smelly, tight and uneven. Back at square no taxis or buses. The taxi come bus hut had no one or even time tables. Called the taxi number and rang out every time. By luck a minibus driver offered to take us back to Fira and bus station. He informed us



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Postcard Island but count the change at supermarkets
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Loved this island Santorini with its magical, unusual landscape and beautiful buildings. But somehow my stay was ruined by dishonest supermarket cashiers. On multiple occasions I was given a change short of few cents. I hate being cheated and I always requested to give me the missing cents. You would not normally expect this to happen in a major supermarket chain like Carrefour in Thira. By the way, when I told the cashier the change is short, she replied "I know" . Blimey! So they do it deliberately! They never said sorry, no apologies. I think management should look into this, as it IS A CRIME!! So my advise to all travellers who will visit Santorini: count your change!



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Great experience
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I ordered a replica of an antique thira fresco and, apart from obtaining a true piece of high quality art, I received one of the kindest attention I have ever experienced when making a purchase. I enthusiastically recommend going and visiting them if in Fira, or on their web page. Ilias is really worth, a true artist and a great professional. Thanks a lot



vicerd

A magical dream
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Make sure you visit Santorini when you go to Greece. Its magical! An island that is a volcano, what could be dreamier? Make sure you try the local naturally sweet red wine, sweet tomatoes and lava. It's a must see. The hotel with its sea views are great and the people are friendly.


stefan
stefan wrote on Sep 27, 2013

Magical place!


nen876

Santorini is wonderful
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I visited Santorini at date 09.07.2013. I went there by ferry from Rethymno. It took 3 hours to come there by ferry for my one day trip to this wonderful island. From Thira port our tourist group went on by bus, first up to the Village of Oia in the north of the island.

In Oia are narrow cobbled streets, white hauses and blue domed churches. Oia is a very beautiful and romantic place. It is unique and the view out to the sea wonderful. From Oia we went 11 kilometres to south to the Thira town which is the capital of Santorini. Thira is a centre for tourism, commerce and society. Here are several world class museums, a fantastic archaeological site, great shopping and dinning oppurtunities. The atmosphere in the town is fine and the view out to the sea is excellent. Thira has some of the best views of the caldera of Santorini.

For me it was a very fine and interesting trip to go to Santorini. If you travel to Greece go to Santorini I am sure that you will like the island.


stefan
stefan wrote on Aug 29, 2013

We visited Santorini at June 1998 ,for 9 days .Indeed, is a fantastic place.I miss Santorini...

patras
patras wrote on Sep 02, 2013

My favorite island of all ...


deniz666uk

Not great
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I have read a lot of reviews and I seem to be in the minority as i didn't like Santorini at all. I have traveled to Greece a number of times and only visited Santorini once years ago and that was for the day. I did plan on staying but myself and my 2 young kids were camping and when I took one look at the campsite toilets they were disgusting. So we got outta there and went back to Naxos. I'm talking maybe 20 years ago now.

Last year we decided that we will visit Santorini and went there from Milos. Yes the view from the boat was good, we got the high speed. Yes the view when we left was nice this time on a ferry. We stayed somewhere near the Black beach. Luckily we had a swimming pool as walking on very hot black sand isn't nice. Didn't think the beach was all that great and the high prices for a beer. We stayed by the swimming pool for the next few days. We visited Fira on our last full day. The town was full of jewellry shops. It just looked fake to me. Only there for the cruise ships. We went to a restaurant for something to eat and after looking at the prices we ended up sharing a Greek salad.

The views from high up were amazing I give you that. But the crowds were killing me. I wanted especially to see the amazing sunset. But at this point we were bored and fed up and didn't bother waiting. I'm glad that I did get to see Santorini and I can now tick it off my list.


jondhaw
jondhaw wrote on Jun 13, 2013

All of us are subjected to the charms of advertising, and we tend to idealize some destinations.There are so many beautiful photos of Santoriniand and some slight disappointment is inevitable when we actually get there (although I still have not been there). I value your opinion.


paul01

Sunset lovers paradise
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World-famous sunsets over the caldera make Santorini a destination for lovers and honeymoon-couples. The main town of Fira is perched atop cliffs overlooking a sunken volcano, the views are truly outstanding.

The island is, perhaps, not blessed with the natural beauty of some of Greece's other Mediterranean jewels and the beaches won't win any prizes. However, Santorini certainly makes up for this with its buildings of classic Venetian design and signature blue-domed churches.

Glorious sunsets are Santorini's claim-to-fame and are not to be missed.


bibe187
bibe187 wrote on Aug 29, 2012

Very nice *****


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Delightful holidays
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Finally I managed to travel to Santorini, the most beautiful island of Greece. I spent there four unforgettable days where Ι could relax and have fun with my friends. I combined swimming in the largest beaches, food, many coffees overlooking the volcano, walks in the paved alleys of Fira where I really was stunned by the numerous shops and little bars. Oia is equally beautiful, Ι had the chance to visit just one day before I left. You are literally impressed from the traditional houses and the diversity of colors and architecture.

There are hundreds of hotels and traditional guest rooms everywhere in Santorini, even in the smaller villages. I was surprised to see that all locals in Santorini are English speakers and very kind. I enjoyed swimming and sunbathing at two lovely beaches, Perissa and Kamari. They were organized with sunbeds but I preferred to put down my towel and relax, no need to pay for extra facilities. During my stay there, I also visited Pyrgos where I had the best local delicacies. On the third day we enjoyed a little tour around the volcano, people were allowed to swim in the thermal waters where I didn't actually because they looked dirty to me. The next stop was Thirasia, we had a great lunch and after three hours we arrived in Oia. We saw the sunset but it was so crowded that I personally couldn't enjoy this moment.

In Fira you will find great bars. This is the best nightlife spot in Santorini, the rest places do not have many bars, except for few beach bars that stay till midnight.



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Unexpected birthday gift
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Santorini can be easily described as one of the most beautiful places in the whole planet for its rare natural beauty that every traveler should see once in lifetime. I had the chance to visit this paradise two years ago on my 20th birthday. My parents had the idea to offer me this trip as they always knew that I am crazy about Greece and especially the Aegean Islands.

You can imagine that Santorini was like a dream to me. I brought with me my friend who is also a fan of your country and we stayed in a lovely apartment with perfect view to the sea in Fira. We traveled around the island, I was amazed by the beautiful villages there especially Imerovigli, the whole atmosphere was very romantic and we also enjoyed a delicious meal in a tiny tavern run by an old lady and her family. Oia was equally stunning and extremely crowded. Hundreds of tourists were capturing the impressive view from the caldera.

The water in the beach was clean and hot but we spend about 15 minutes looking for an umbrella. It was exhausting! As this trip was completely unexpected, I had the best of it and I strongly urge all tourists to visit this island.



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Extraordinary place
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The thing about Santorini is that is quite rare to meet such beautiful places around the world. My last visit to this island was three years ago and I vividly remember every little detail of the days that I spent there. I'm seriously thinking of making another trip to Cyclades and this is definitely one of the places to visit.

Trust me when saying that the natural beauty of Santorini is incomparable. While the boat arrives at the port, all visitors are left spellbound by the imposing volcanic hills that surround the area. We stayed in one of those apartments with traditional layout, the locals were quite friendly I must say and we tasted some excellent dishes in the local taverns in Oia.

We started our tour from the narrow alleys of this great village and then we continued to other villages of Santorini. Imerovigli is a dreamy settlement with cute whitewashed houses and beautiful churches. The entire surrounding is just magnificent to watch. Far down from Imerovigli there is Pyrgos, a historical village with strong medieval character and romantic alleys. Between these two is Fira, the capital of the island (this time I will probably stay there). The plenty of shops and restaurants is quite surprising while many cafeterias lie on the edge of the caldera offering a stunning view to the open sea.

Sadly there is strong possibility that the beaches in Santorini will disappoint you, especially if you have been to other Greek islands. Santorini doesn't have the exotic water of Naxos or the deep beaches of Kefalonia. Kamari is good, Red beach was unconveniently rocky and Perissa was too crowded. Anyway, Santorini will stay in your mind for the wild views not the beaches.



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