Santorini, officially known as Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea. This small group of volcanic islands is located 200 km southeast of Greece and is easy to reach by plane or by ferry. Many of you have seen white and blue houses in the pictures, located on the side of the cliffs, against the blue Aegean Sea. This unique island destination is picture-postcard perfect. The sight of the sun setting behind the volcano is certainly worth seeing at least once in your life.
Best Places on Santorini
The beautiful Aegean island is surrounded by turquoise water, with multi-colored cliffs, hot-heated volcanoes and sun-toasted sand. Many travelers come to Santorini for 3-7 days. You can buy a ticket for a short tourist tour directly to Santorini on the Greek mainland or come over by ferry yourself. There is one port not far from Fira called Athinios and the ferries all dock here.
If you are looking for the ultimate summer experience. What is a ‘must see or do’ in Santorini:
- Take a catamaran cruise around the volcano and swim in the thermal waters
- Walk along the footpath on the top edge of the caldera, from Fira to Firostefani
- Rent a spectacular villa in Santorini with Jacuzzi or pool right on the edge of the caldera overlooking the sea and volcano
- Visit the winery and taste the unique grape variety wines of the island
- Visit the volcanic beaches of Perivolos and Perissa, Kamari, and Vlychada
- Visit the Venetian castles dotted around the island and admire the panoramic views of the Aegean
And there is so much more, hiking paths along the cliffside, ancient Akrotiri where the excavations of the Minoan city are, the Red Beach cliffs, the Akrotiri Museum with artefacts from the digs are shown, small inland villages with bougainvillea and houses carved into the rock.
Where is the Best Place to Stay?
Santorini has a wide range of accommodation, there are many boutique hotels, 5* resorts, budget rooms, something for everyone. One of the best options for privacy and comfort is to stay in a villa and here you can discover the best places to stay in Santorini .
We already know that choosing a villa is the ideal choice. A villa can invite you to discover a haven of privacy and the breathtaking panoramic views of the unique landscape of Santorini will simply amaze you. There are villas which are ideal for couples, families with kids, reunion crews or even pet friendly. Gather your loved ones and take advantage of this once in a lifetime experience.
The beauty of the scenery mingles with the charm of the majestic luxury. Luxury estates in Santorini have all-inclusive character as they are provide every facility and service you desire. You can find villas that offer private infinity heated swimming pools, en-suite bathrooms for extra privacy, spa facilities, jacuzzi, or large alfresco areas with BBQ so you can enjoy every minute of your vacation! Santorini is looking forward to meeting you!