The breathtaking island of Santorini (Thira) is the only inhabited volcano cauldron in the world. Situated in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is one of the most magical and most visited islands of the Cyclades as well as an exceptional geophysical phenomenon that has been considered by many experts the most likely location of the lost Atlantis.
The rough diamond of the Cyclades attracts many tourists year after year because of its unique beauty, the black, red and golden volcanic beaches, the white painted villages miraculously hanging from the cliffs of the Caldera, the vigorous nightlife and the spectacular world famous sunsets. It is the most romantic island of the insular complex of the Cyclades and one of the most exquisite wedding destinations in the world.
Other than its geological interest the island of Santorini offers many beautiful sights, picturesque villages, archeological findings, scenic churches and museums. Perched on the edge of the Caldera the bustling capital of Fira is filled with life especially during the summer months. It is a typical Cycladic village crammed with hotels, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and souvenir shops.
Oia is the most famous village of Santorini, quiet with narrow paved streets, nostalgic and favorite amongst artists. Imerovigli is situated on top of one of the highest cliffs of Santorini and boast the most stunning panoramic views of the island. Also worth visiting are the villages of Firostefani, Akrotiri, Megalochori, Pyrgos, Karterados, Emporios, Finikia, Kamari and Perissa.
The island is filled with picturesque churches and archeological museums of great interest. The excavation site of Akrotiri, the archaic temple of Apollo, the museum of prehistoric Thira, the beautiful Byzantine church of Panagia Episkopi as well as the Argyros Mansion, the cultural center Megaron Gyzi, the Boutari winery and the Oia Naval Museum are some of the most exciting sightseeing spots of the island.
Overall Santorini is an island of unprecedented beauty with captivating landscapes, rich history and culture and moreover one of the most popular holiday destinations in all of Greece.
Hotel Distances
  • Port, Santorini (old): 5 km
  • Santorini Airport: 5 km
  • Santorini Port (new): 9 km
  • Nearest beach: 7 km
  • Fira town: 2 km
  • Bus stop: 100 m
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