One of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide and the most visited of all the Greek islands, Santorini (or Thera / Thira), is one of the most magical places you’ve ever seen! It is reachable by plane from many countries but also by ferry from Athens. It can be combined for island-hopping itinerries with islands like Mykonos, Crete, Paros, Naxos and more.

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Santorini is the most popular Greek destination and a worldwide famous island!
Once you set your foot on the island, you’ll feel like entering a whole new world. A world where all the shades of red create unreal sunsets. The caldera offers the most dramatic sea views you’ve ever seen and enormous cliffs are dotted with dreamy Cycladic whitewashed houses!
Nothing will prepare you for the beauty you’ll face here. It is a unique Greek island!
The enthralling sunset view in Oia, the minimal Cycladic architecture, the luxurious hotels, the delicious restaurants, the dramatic rocky landscape, and the volcano are just some of the reasons you’ll have a crush on this unique island!

Located on the southern side of the Aegean sea, Santorini in Greece is a part of Cyclades islands complex. The island was created after a huge eruption of a volcano, occurred in 17th century B.C., which shaped the breathtaking caldera.

The place boasts a unique landscape! The famous caldera, amazing red and black volcanic beaches, and, of course, volcano’s crater in Nea Kameni, all remind the origins of the island, which was shaped by volcanic eruptions.

The accommodation is incomparable! Infinity pools, luxury, Cycladic whitewashed villas, and 5 stars service promise to make your stay unforgettable! Spoil yourself with spa treatments, wine tasting, vineyards tours, shopping in luxurious fashion boutiques and romantic dinners with a view to the endless Aegean Sea. You’re worth it! Explore the best hotels of Santorini!

The ultimate highlight is, obviously, its magical sunset. Watch the sun sinking in the horizon while the sky breaths fire and the colorful light washes up the island, at Fira or Oia. No photo can capture the magic of this moment!

You’ll keep the memories from your holidays in your heart, forever!

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Santorini is the most popular tourist destination in Greece and offers an international airport and a port. It is therefore accessible by plane from Athens and many international airports and by ferry from Athens and many islands of the Aegean (Crete, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Milos, Ios and more).
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Discover the highlights of Santorini to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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  • Oia and its breathtaking views
    Category: Villages
    Oia is the most beautiful village in Santorini, located on the northern side of the island. It is famous for its romantic sunset and the picturesque architecture.
  • Walk on an active volcano
    Category: Sightseeing
    In the centre of the sunken caldera is the volcano, that remains active till today. Boat tours from the old port of Fira go to the volcano and the hot springs.
  • Hike from Fira to Oia
    Category: Sightseeing
    Walking along the caldera will surely be the most scenic route in Santorini island, Greece. In fact, there is a hiking path that lines up half of the volcanic caldera, from Fira up to Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli.
  • Enjoy the most famous sunset
    Category: Sightseeing
    The island is famous for its romantic sunsets. The best sunset on the island is seen from Oia, but equally gorgeous are the sunsets from all the caldera villages.
  • The spectacular Red beach
    Category: Beaches
    The famous Red Beach is located on the southern side of the island. It distinguishes for the red sand and the red cliffs that surround this bay. Next to the Red Beach is the White Beach.
  • Jet Ski Tour to the Volcano
    Category: Tours & Activities
    Discover the island and the volcano in a unique way! Book a Jet Ski Tour to the volcano for the most amazing photo spots.
  • Ancient Site of Akrotiri
    Category: Sightseeing
    The Minoan Site of Akrotiri is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. This town was covered by volcanic ashes from the eruption of Thera.
  • Day bus tour around Santorini
    Category: Tours & Activities
    This is a great day tour by bus (with hotel pickup) that will permit you to see everything on the island in one day: the caldera, the archaeological sites, the Red Beach, Oia village and more.
  • Swim or dinner at Ammoudi Bay
    Category: Villages
    Ammoudi is a charming little port below Oia with nice tavernas offering fresh fish. You can also have a swim there.
  • Wine Tasting Tour
    Category: Tours & Activities
    This is great a tour that starts in the traditional village of Megalochori and takes you to some of the most famous wineries of the islands for tasting some exceptional wines.
  • Perivolos black sandy beach
    Category: Beaches
    The beautiful beach of Perivolos is the longest black beach of Santorini. It is located in the continuation of Perissa beach.
  • The authentic Megalochori village
    Category: Villages
    Megalochori is one of the most traditional villages. It lies on a hill and is characterized as a labyrinth of steep alleys and streets.
  • Archaeological Museum
    Category: Sightseeing
    The Archeological Museum is displaying many exhibits that reveal the long history of the island.
  • Emporio village
    Category: Villages
    Emporio is an other authentic village offering a medieval character and most of the houses have been well-preserved.
  • Museum of Prehistoric Thera
    Category: Sightseeing
    This museum is quite spectacular even from the outside. It hosts a rich collection of finds from the excavations in the sites of Akrotiri and other Cyclades islands.
  • Swim in the Hot Springs
    Category: Sightseeing
    Nea Kameni is surrounded by warm dark waters which are known for their therapeutic benefits. Visitors can reach the islet with the tour boats and enjoy a swim there.
  • Kamari beach
    Category: Beaches
    Kamari is an organized beach covered by black sand while on the left side of the beach is an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno.
  • Boat to Thirassia island
    Category: Sightseeing
    Thirassia is located in close proximity to Santorini and offers amazing views over the caledera of the island. There are some restaurants there and places to stay.


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