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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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 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...
 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...
 Abelis Canava Luxury Suites
Abelis Canava Luxury Suites in Vóthon provides adults-only accommodations with a garden and a terrace. more...
 Nikolas Hotel
Located in a peaceful location surrounded by vineyards, Nikolas Hotel provides air-conditioned rooms with terrace or balcony. 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...
 Memories Beach Hotel
Located on the beautiful island of Santorini, Memories Beach Hotel is a modern hotel offering great accommodations right by the Aegean Sea. more...
 Villa Michalis
Just 492 feet from the sandy beach of Vlychada, Villa Michalis offers an outdoor pool surrounded by sun beds, umbrellas and a poolside bar. Its accommodations features free Wi-Fi and a private more...
 Nano Suites
1.7 mi from Kamari Beach, Nano Suites is set in Éxo Goniá and provides free WiFi, express check-in and check-out and a tour desk. more...
 Orizontes Hotel & Villas
Orizontes Hotel & Villas, located in Pyrgos village, lies beside a traditional settlement, only 1.9 mi from Fira. more...
 Rooms to let Rena
The seafront Rooms to let Rena is conveniently located a few yards from the black sandy Monolithos Beach. The air-conditioned guestrooms open out onto a balcony. more...
 Olympic Hotel Santorini
Offering an outdoor pool and a sun terrace with sun loungers, Olympic Hotel Santorini is set in Vóthon, 6.2 mi from Oía. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. more...
 DL Santorini
Located in Monolithos, 1.1 mi from Karterados Beach, DL Santorini provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. more...
 Zorbas Hotel Santorini
Located in Pyrgos, 1148 feet from the caldera, Zorbas Hotel Santorini offers elegant, cycladic-style rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Scorpios Beach Hotel
Ideally placed just 66 feet from the beach and a short walk from the bus station, this small and hospitable hotel provides a relaxing retreat for your time in Monolithos. more...
 Atlantis Beach Villa
Atlantis Beach Villa enjoys a direct beachfront location on the unique black sandy beach of Perivolos. more...
 Babis Hotel
Located in scenic Karterados, in Santorini, family-run Babis Hotel features a pool.The hotel offers breakfast and free WiFi. 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...
 Nostos Beach
Located just 33 feet from Kamari beach, Nostos offers rooms with air conditioning, some enjoying sea views. Within walking distance, guests can find many seaside cafes, bars and traditional taverns. more...
 Amethyst Luxury Suites Oia
Located in Thólos, 1.1 mi from Baxedes Beach, Amethyst Luxury Suites Oia provides accommodations with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. 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...
 Dilino
Dilino is offering accommodations in Kamari. The property is around a 4-minute walk from Black Beach and 300 yards from Kamari Beach. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. 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...
 SantAnna Luxury Suites
Located in Imerovigli, 1.8 mi from Exo Gialos Beach, SantAnna Luxury Suites provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a bar and a garden. 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...
 Zacharo Rooms Thirasia
Zacharo Rooms are situated at the highest point of Manolas village, in Thirasia. It offers basic rooms with balconies overlooking the sea and the port. more...




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