Welcome to Santorini
Thought by some to be the location of the lost city of Atlantis, the spectacular volcanic landscape gives this delightful island its unique character. Its capital, Fira, with its whitewashed buildings is perched high above the clear Aegean waters.
The steep climb from the landing place up to the city of Fira takes visitors up hundreds of steps, cut into the rock, to the whitewashed buildings perched high above the volcanic crater. If you prefer, you can take a ride on a donkey, or use the funicular railway. The narrow, winding streets of Fira and the beautiful views are a fitting reward.
Look over to the iconic Kamenes, the black stone islands created by the volcanic eruption which took place in the 16th century BC. Whilst you are there don’t miss out on a visit to the fascinating Archaeological Museum.
Whilst on Santorini make sure to visit the ancient sites of Thira with its impressive Phoenician, Dorian, Roman and Byzantine remains, and the Minoan site of Akrotiri.
Santorini is famous for its dark volcanic beaches, contrasting beautifully with the clear turquoise sea, and boasts a number of laid-back beach resorts, including Kamari, nestling at the foot of the Mesa Vouno mountains, with its long black pebble beach and Perivolos to the southern end of the island, with its charming tavernas and restaurants and dark sand and shingle beach.
The traditional village of Megalochori is at the heart of Santorini’s wine trade, home to vineyards and historic mansions. This is the perfect spot for anyone wishing to experience traditional Santorini life.
There are regular ferry and/or catamaran services between Santorini and the port of Piraeus (Athens), Heraklion (Crete), Mykonos, Kos/ Rhodes (on set days), Paros and Naxos. Flights from Santorini to Athens , daily and charter flights to the UK.
Transfers and Distances
Details of all island transfers will be given at the time of booking or on request, since these vary depending on departure details.
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