Holidays in Santorini

Holidays in Santorini

The island of Santorini is one of the most famous in Greece. Located in the group of islands known as the Cyclades, Santorini is an island unlike any other. The stunning landscape of this volcanic island is one that stays with everyone who visits.

Oia - Santorini GreeceFrom the famous black sand beaches, to the mountainous towns and villages, Santorini is an island that everyone coming to Greece should try to visit. There is much to see and do on the island for all. Whether you are travelling alone, with a partner or as a family, Santorini has something for everyone.

The history of Santorini stretches back thousands of years, and the island played a very important role in the history of Greece. There are several wonderful sights to visit to better understand the history of this unique island. The archaeological site of Akrotiri is a “must see” as are the various museums that you can find on the island.

Santorini has many popular resorts that are ideal for your summer holidays on the island. With an excellent infrastructure for tourism and travel, and some charming beaches, Santorini is an island that truly needs to be explored to be appreciated.

There are many beautiful villages and resorts scattered all around the island. The capital of Fira and Oia are two of the most famous which are situated on the west side of the island on the caldera. Along the south and east coasts of the island are popular beach resorts such as Kamari and Perissa.

The island has frequent connections by ferry boat to Athens as well as other islands in the Cyclades. There are also charter flights operating to the island during the summer season.

If there is only one island that you can visit during your time in Greece, then you should do your best to make sure that it’s Santorini that you visit. You will have a fantastic holiday and enjoy an experience that is truly unique.

How do I travel to Santorini ?

Santorini is accessible by air and sea, and welcomes thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. The airport of Santorini caters for domestic and international flights. There are many regular routes between Santorini and other parts of Greece. During the summer months, there are also a number of charter flights that arrive here from all over Europe. Find more information about flights to Santorini by clicking the link.

The majority of visitors to Santorini will arrive by sea at the Athineos port. There are many ferry services operating to and from the island. There are daily services between Santorini and the Athens port of Piraeus and Rafina. There are also routes connecting Santorini to other islands in the Cyclades, Dodecanese and Crete.  Find more information about ferries to Santorini by clicking the link.

Where can I stay in Santorini ?

Santorini has a huge selection of accommodation and is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in all of Greece. The island boasts a wide range of hotels, studios, apartments, villas, guesthouses and much more. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for you will be able to find. There is something for everyone’s budget. From a private villa overlooking the caldera, to a studio next to the beach, Santorini will have something for everything. Find more information about hotels in Santorini by clicking the link.

5 Day weather forecast for Santorini

 

Map of Santorini

 

Useful Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santorini - Wikipedia page about the island of Santorini
http://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/cyclades/santorini - Santorini page by the Greek Tourism Organisation
http://www.aroundsantorini.com/ - Travel Guide to the island of Santorini
http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/santorini.html - Information about the Santorini Volcano
http://www.σαντορινη.com/ - Greek language website for Santorini

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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