Islands near Santorini: only a short ferry hop away

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Santorini, the most romantic destination in the Aegean, is an impressive island with picturesque hilltop villages and amazing red sandy beaches, formed by ancient volcanic activity. With modern tourist infrastructure and unique natural scenery, Santorini amazes visitors from all around the world, who come to experience the magical sunset at Oia and get a view of the water-filled caldera

Santorini is easily accessible by ferry from Piraeus port and by flight from Athens airport and from airports of other countries. Visitors vacationing there can ferry hop to islands near Santorini to continue their holidays.


Islands near Santorini: Milos

Only 2 hours by ferry from Santorini lies the wonderful island of Milos, renowned for its special volcanic landscape. The charming and peaceful atmosphere of Milos makes it an ideal destination for couples and families. Not to miss are the lunar landscape of Sarakiniko, the exotic places to swim with natural underwater caves, such as Kleftiko, and traditional fishing villages, like Klima, famous for their unusual boat houses.


Islands near Santorini: Amorgos

Situated on the south eastern side of the Cyclades, Amorgos is another island of great natural beauty. The crystal beaches, the mesmerizing deep blue of the sea and the traditional architecture are its distinguishing characteristics. Amorgos is also widely known as a filming site of the classic movie The Big Blue by Luc Besson.

Take a walk around scenic villages, have an adventure on the several hiking trails throughout the island and enjoy spectacular views from the impressive Monastery of Hozoviotissa, built on top of a hill and overlooking the Aegean Sea.


Islands close to Santorini: Ios

One of the most popular tourist destination of the Cyclades, Ios is an amazing island with golden sandy beaches and emerald waters. It attracts people of all ages, as it has both secluded spots to swim and lively beaches for endless partying. Ios combines the traditional characteristics of Cycladic architecture with beautiful nature and modern entertainment.

The most picturesque village is Chora with the narrow paved streets and nice views. Getting to Ios from Santorini is very easy, as there are daily Ios ferries in summer, taking only 40 minutes to 1hour 30 from Santorini, depending on the type of the vessel.


Islands near Santorini: Folegandros

The unspoilt island of Folegandros is found in easy access from Santorini. Brimming with wild natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, Folegandros offers a simple and relaxing atmosphere, away from mass tourism and big crowds. The most picturesque spot of Folegandros is Chora, on top of which stands the white church of Panagia. Only a couple of beaches in Folegandros are organized, while the rest are secluded and away from tourists.


Anafi island near Santorini

Anafi is a wonderful, small island on the south eastern part of the Cyclades, with amazing landscape and friendly atmosphere. Santorini is directly connected by ferry to Anafi about three times per week. Visit the totally secluded island of Anafi and swim in isolate, naturist beaches while enjoying spectacular views over the Aegean Sea from the slopes of Chora, the capital and only village. Retaining its traditional character, Anafi is not at all tourist developed and therefore it is ideal for private holidays.

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