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Santorini

Santorini is one of the most ruggedly beautiful and dramatic places on earth. Santorini , also known as Thira , is the southern most of the Cyclades islands and one of the most popular destinations in all of Greece , for good reason. The most important advice I can give anyone traveling to Santorini is to arrive by boat before sunset and stay on the caldera side of the island for one of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring views on the planet.

The magical island of Santorini is truly one of Greece's "must-sees", right along with the Acropolis. Santorini's wild majesty created out of the apocalyptic event associated with mythical Atlantis , is unforgettable. The sunsets, seen while sipping local wine high atop the sheer cliffs is very romantic, and Oia is the place to head for "the" spot to see it. Santorini is a crescent shape surrounding the black volcanic islands lying in the bay. What was once the island of Thira sank to the bottom of the caldera in the apocalyptic explosion in 1450 BC .

The lagoon-like caldera measures 32 square miles and is 300 to 400 metres deep. In the center are Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. On the western side where the volcano is located, the sheer cliffs, 300 metres high, are multi-coloured strata of black, red, grey, and brown. Perched high atop are the scenes most often adorning a poster for Greece, startling white sugar cube houses and churches with brilliant blue domes set against the deeper blues of the sky and the Aegean Sea. The capital of the island is Fira , and it is a lively tourist area and a stop for most cruise ships .

If you want to stay just outside of Fira, consider Firostefani or Imerovigli , with the same magnificent views. On the caldera to the south is where we send our friends...to the quieter and romantic Oia. There are interesting and charming towns in the centre of the island that are well worth exploring. The tallest mountain is Profitis Ilias, with a summit only 556 metres above sea level. While you're there, don't miss the live dig at fascinating Akrotiri , and for the culture buff you can also visit the ruins at Ancient Thira. The eastern side of Santorini is a sharp contrast where flat areas meet the beach. The land is flat and fertile. Kamari and Perissa are black sand and pebble beaches with crystal clear waters and a lively entertainment scene.



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 Santorini Villas
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Villa Galinia
Featuring a restaurant with panoramic terrace and free Wi-Fi throughout, Villa Galinia offers sea-view accommodations in Akrotiri. There is a pool on site, and Red Beach is 1.6 mi away. more...
 Karat Suites
Located in Vóthon, 3.3 miles from Kamari, Karat Suites has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. more...
 Atalos Suites
In a courtyard with bougainvilleas, just a 5-minute walk from the black-sand beach of Kamari, Atalos Apartments & Suites features a pool. The suites offer free WiFi. more...
 Infinity Suites & Dana Villas
Located in a peaceful area outside Fira’s center, Dana Villas offer views of the volcano and the famous Santorini sunset. The elegant rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. more...
 Karpimo Suites
Located in Éxo Goniá in the Santorini region, Karpimo Suites provides accommodations with free WiFi. Oia is 7 miles from the villa, while Fira is 2.9 miles from the property. more...
 Atrina Canava 1894
Housed in a former estate of the turn of the century, the Cycladic-style Atrina Canava 1894 is carved into the volcanic rock in the charming village of Oia. more...
 Esperas
Perched on a cliff, opposite the volcano and the islets, Esperas in Oia features a carved-into-the-rock pool, and offers accommodations with unrivaled views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 White Harmony Suites
Located in Megalochori, a 12-minute walk from Thermes Beach and 2.9 miles from Santorini Port, White Harmony Suites provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a terrace. more...
 Fertimo Suites
Fertimo Suites offers accommodations in the heart of the traditional Exo Gonia Village in Santorini, on a picturesque pedestrian alley. more...
 Pearl on the Cliff
Pearl on the Cliff offer a small swimming pool and a poolside bar. The complex is located in Imerovigli, Santorini’s most picturesque village, 0.6 mi from Fira. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Aeon Suites - Adults Only
Located in the picturesque village of Pyrgos, in the center of Santorini, Eon Suites is perched on the cliff just below the medieval castle. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Abelonas Village
Located in Megalochori village, just 984 feet from Caldera Cliffs, Abelonas Village features an outdoor swimming pool, a plunge pool with hydromassage facilities and a pool bar. more...
 Santorini Traditional Suites
Featuring an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Santorini Traditional Suites offers pet-friendly accommodations in the traditional village of Vothonas. more...
 Alti Santorini Suites
Enjoying panoramic views over the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, Alti Santorini Suites offers minimal-style suites with outdoor and individual, heated plunge pools with hydromassage facilities. more...
 Caldera's Memories
Caldera's Memories is positioned on the edge of Santorini's Caldera cliffs in Imerovigli. It offers well-appointed apartments with free wireless internet access and continental breakfast included. more...
 View Hotel by Secret
Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, bar and views of pool, View Hotel by Secret is located in Oia, 2.4 miles from Cape Columbo Beach. more...
 Kratiras View Luxury Suites
Featuring panoramic views of the sea and the caldera in Fira, on the island of Santorini, Kratiras View Luxury Suites offers luxurious, elegantly decorated suites. more...
 Monolithia
Just 164 feet from Monolithos Beach, Monolithia Traditional Houses offer a garden with sun terrace and BBQ. They feature self-catering accommodations with a furnished terrace. more...
 Carpe Diem Santorini
Located in the scenic village of Pyrgos, Carpe Diem features luxurious suites with free Wi-Fi, private plunge pools and terraces overlooking the Aegean Sea and Santorini. more...
 Galaxy Suites & Villas
With a privileged position, on the crest of Santorini's caldera, Galaxy Suites & Villas features an infinity pool with stunning views over the Caldera, a poolside lounge area with cabanas, and a more...
 Caldera's Majesty
Caldera's Majesty is a self-catering accommodations located in Imerovigli. The property is 2297 feet from Skaros. All suites offer Caldera views from their balcony, and include a flat-screen TV. more...
 Rimida Villas
Rimida Villas is a group of self-contained traditional dwellings, located in the picturesque area of Perivolas, on the outskirts of Oia. more...
 Villa Irini Studios
Located 148 feet from Kamari Beach and 2.5 mi from Santorini Airport, the family-run Villa Irini offers studios with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. An outdoor pool provides relaxation. more...
 Drops Cave Houses
Drops Cave Houses is located in Vóthon and provides air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, as well as access to a sun terrace. more...




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