With its lush beaches and the deep blue hues of the South Aegean sea, spending holidays in Santorini is becoming increasingly popular among honeymooners, cruise passengers and all other holidaymakers seeking to experience the full splendor of the Cycladic isle. Plan a trip to Santorini and you too will have an opportunity to witness beautiful sunsets, terraced cliffs and rustic whitewashed houses of this beautiful crescent-shaped Greek getaway.
- Fira is the capital of Santorini and its main transport hub. Here, you will find the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which contains an impressive collection of Minoan-era artefacts.
- Nestled on the rugged slope of a caldera, Oia a a small village in northwest part of the island from which you can catch spectacular views of the sunset.
- The upmarket, family-friendly Kamari Beach lies 9 kilometers southeast from Fira. Its fun atmosphere coupled with a wide range of places to eat and drink makes it one of the most popular beaches on the island.
- The Red Beach is a small, yet otherworldly spot tucked away on the southwest edge of the isle. Due to unusual red sand and tall cliffs in matching hue, this beach is one of the most naturally stunning locations in Santorini.
- Hosting a plethora of fascinating ruins that date back to the Greek Bronze Age, Akrotiri archeological site is a must-visit for any history buffs planning a trip to Santorini. Since the settlement was buried in volcanic ash during the Thera eruption, many of the excavations remained well-preserved.
- The quickest way to get to Santorini is to book a flight from Athens. During peak months of July and August, flights also operate from Thessaloniki.
- Due to it unusual geological features, Santorini is an ideal ground for growing rarevarieties of produce. Among them are white eggplants (sweeter and with fewer seeds than its more common counterpart) and Santorini tomatoes, which play the main role in the island’s signature dish – ntomatokeftedes or tomato fritters.
- If you are looking to get a taste of local wine during your visit to Santorini, head to your
nearest taverna and ask for a crisp glass of their finest Assyrtiko.