Are you searching for a vacation destination that will offer you memorable moments that you can cherish for the rest of your life? The island of Santorini Greece fits the bill perfectly. It is a cosmopolitan holiday destination, where people from all over the world experience the island's mysterious and dramatic atmosphere that stimulates all five senses, with sights such as the volcano, the Aegean Sea and the sunset view, sounds of the waves lapping the colourful sands and excited tourists bustling through the streets, smells of the volcanic soil and the grape vines, tastes of the delicious local delicacies and fine wines, and touches as your fingers run across the smooth marble of the ancient ruins and the rough, rocky cliffs and your body becomes enveloped in the cool waters of the Aegean.
Santorini Greece is believed by many to be the most beautiful holiday spot in all of Greece! For this reason, most leading holiday destination guides consider a Santorini vacation a must for the world traveller. During your vacations in Santorini Greece, you can visit the wonderful beaches of the island, some of which have colourful sand. A Santorini vacation is not complete without a visit to the grey and black beaches of Kamari, Perissa, Monolithos and Perivolos, as well as the Red Beach and the White Beach, both of which are situated near the village of Akrotiri. Most of them are quite popular, so make sure you get there fairly early to find a spot before others that are on vacation in Santorini as well. The charming beaches of Armeni and Amoudi are located beneath the settlement of Oia and are ideal for those who are renting their Santorini vacation accommodation in the area. On the northern coast of the island are the beaches of Baxedes, Paradissos, Koloumbos and Vourvoulos, which are perfect for visitors who want to spend their Santorini vacations on quieter beaches. A good Santorini vacation and travel guide will provide you with details about all the beaches on the island.
Nightlife in Santorini Greece is rather low-key, with the exception of the capital Fira and the seaside resorts of Kamari and Perissa, which have stimulating bars and all-night clubs. Quieter bars and cafes, as well as traditional tavernas and high-endrestaurants are located throughout the island. The cuisine of Santorini Greece is excellent, with delicious local dishes and some of the finest wines in Europe. We strongly recommend trying the local cuisine and wines during your vacation in Santorini Greece.
While in Santorini, visitors have the unique opportunity to admire two of the treasures of Ancient Greece: the Prehistoric Settlement of Akrotiri and Ancient Thira. The first is a well-preserved settlement, with houses, stairs, storage rooms, an ancient sewage system and pythi, all of which were covered in ash and lave for thousands of years. Some scholars believe that Akrotiri is connected to the legend of the Lost Continent of Atlantis. The second site is the City of Ancient Thira, where ruins of sanctuaries, a stoa, a theatre, a gymnasium and other structures are preserved. The city is located on a hill providing a magnificent panoramic view of the island. In Fira and Oia, there are marvellous museums and churches, while in the inland villages, one can visit the wineries and take a wine tasting tour. Opposite the island are three small volcanic isles, where visitors can swim in hot springs. What more could one want while on vacation in Santorini Greece?
All types of accommodation can be found on Santorini Island, from Santorini hotel rooms for rent and apartments, to suites, villas and bungalows, suitable for all needs and budgets. The most popular resorts are Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, Kamari, Akrotiri, and Perissa! Don't waste anymore time; start planning you Santorini vacations now and get ready for the holiday of a lifetime!