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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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 Hotel Sunshine
Located on the beach of Kamari, 5 mi from Fira, this traditional Cycladic hotel offers a swimming pool. The air-conditioned rooms feature each a balcony. more...
 Smaragdi Hotel
Smaragdi Hotel lies just 164 feet from the black beach of Perivolos. The Cycladic-style residence offers a large swimming pool with pool bar, and a hot tub. more...
 Nikolas Hotel
Located in a peaceful location surrounded by vineyards, Nikolas Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with terrace or balcony. more...
 Abelis Canava Luxury Suites
Set in Vóthon, 1.7 mi from Agia Paraskevi Beach, Abelis Canava Luxury Suites offers accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. more...
 Horizon Resort
A 10-minute walk from the beach and the center of Kamari, Horizon features an outdoor pool, surrounded by tropical grounds, as well as free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Notos Therme and Spa
The Notos Therme and Spa is located on the tranquil, black-sand Vlychada Beach in Santorini. It has an outdoor pool with a pool bar, and offers elegant suites and rooms with views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Orizontes Hotel & Villas
Orizontes Hotel & Villas, located in Pyrgos village, lies beside a traditional settlement, only 1.9 mi from Fira. more...
 Pearl of Caldera - Oia
Pearl of Caldera - Oia in Oia provides adults-only accommodations with a restaurant, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Mythical Blue Luxury Suites
Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Mythical Blue Santorini is located in a building in 1855 in the center of Fira Town. more...
 Imperial Med Resort & Spa
Situated on the secluded beach of Aghia Paraskevi, on the exotic Greek island of Santorini, this resort is an Aegean vision of traditional Cycladic architecture. more...
 Porto Fira Suites
These traditional suites sitting on the edge of the cliff offer panoramic views of Fira Bay and the volcano. more...
 The Museum Project Oia
Boasting a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, bar, garden and free WiFi, The Museum Project Oia is located in Oia, 1.7 mi from Baxedes Beach and 2.7 mi from Cape Columbo Beach. more...
 Phos The Boutique
Phōs the Boutique is a 5-star luxury hotel, perched on the edge of the Caldera in Akrotiri offering unobstructed Caldera views. more...
 Zorbas Hotel Santorini
Located in Pyrgos, 1148 feet from the caldera, Zorbas Hotel Santorini offers elegant, cycladic-style rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Atlantis Beach Villa
Atlantis Beach Villa enjoys a direct beachfront location on the unique black sandy beach of Perivolos. more...
 Ducato Wine Villas
Scattered in the traditional villages of Megalochori and Imerovigli, within 1.6 mi from Perissa Beach, Santorini Mansions offers studios and luxurious villas with private pools or hot tubs. more...
 Babis Hotel
Located in scenic Karterados, in Santorini, family-run Babis Hotel features a pool.The hotel offers breakfast and free WiFi. more...
 Amara Suites Santorini
Amara Suites Santorini is located in Kamari, 984 feet from Kamari Beach and 9.3 mi from White Beach. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. more...
 Old Vourvoulos Houses
Old Vourvoulos Houses is a small complex of 2 independent, self-catering houses, in the old traditional settlement of Vourvoulos, that can be rented separately or together. 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...
 Wisteria Apartments
Just 0.6 mi from Fira Town, the family-run Wisteria Apartments offers self-catering accommodations with free WiFi and balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. more...
 Akrotiri Hotel
Hotel Akrotiri is enjoying a prime waterfront location in Akrotiri beach, near Santorini’s famous Red Beach and the archeological site. more...
 Levante Beach Hotel
Just 197 feet from the black-sand Kamari Beach in Santorini, Levante Beach Hotel offers a swimming pool with sun terrace. more...
 Bedspot Hostel
Bedspot Hostel features air-conditioned rooms with TV in the Fira City Center district of Fira. more...
 Acqua Vatos Santorini Hotel
Located in the heart of Kamari Village, Acqua Vatos Hotel is a small traditional complex consisting of uniquely decorated rooms and suites. more...




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