Famous as one of the most romantic and beautiful places in the world.
Santorini is perfect for couples looking for a romantic and luxury vacation.
It’s not only romantic and relaxing, it’s even a lively Greek Island, with great nightlife and plenty to see and do.
Santorini – south east of mainland Greece, in the Aegean Sea, and is the southernmost of the Cyclades Islands.
Attractions and villages on Santorini
The island’s scenery is one of the top attractions and it’s thanks to it is a volcanic island.
Santorini was once a much larger island, but when the volcano erupted and the land collapsed many parts of the larger island became submerged leaving a small archipelago of islands surrounding a huge lagoon, known as a cladera.
This happened about 3,600 years ago. Some legends purport that the resulting tsunami is what caused Atlantis to disappear under the water.
The central lagoon is quite beautiful and the dramatic cliffs of Santorini are spectacular.
Best villages on Santorini
There are many villages to chose from with different styles and atmosphere.
Here you will find some of the most popular and whats special about them.
This place doesn’t have quite the same dramatic cliffs, but it’s a very beautiful town.
Just wandering around the whitewashed buildings and enjoying the ambiance is the main attraction and it does have views of the lagoon (caldera) just like Fira.
Quite different from the other villages – it has bars and clubs but there’s a more relaxed atmosphere here than in Fira.
A black beach
A famous long black sand and shingle beach in Kamari can be an exciting experience.
This historic area is located just above Kamari, and a walk to look at its ruins is a good sightseeing trip.
Hotels and where to stay
There are numerous towns, both large and small, where you can stay on Santorini. Fira, the largest, is among the most popular and there are over 100 hotels here to choose from.
Hotels tend to offer more basic facilities in Greece than in other European countries, so if you prefer to stay in more luxurious surroundings be sure to pick a 5 star hotel or resort.
Oia is also a popular place to stay.
It has around 80 hotels of various sizes and quality, and has more 5 star offerings than Fira including Art Maisons Aspaki-Oia Castle , Katikies Hotel , and Andronis Luxury Suites, beautiful and special with large suites with spa bath and a marvelous sea view.
Perfect for couples !
Weather and climate on Santorini
Santorini is one of only two places in Europe that has a hot desert climate.
Summer season starts from April 1 until October and if you visit at either end of this season it will be quieter and more affordable than right in the peak of summer.
During the winter, though it’s mild, it is wetter and many places will not be open.
How to get here
The island does have its own airport and there are seasonal flights from several European countries, or you can get a flight to Athens or Thessaloniki and fly from there.
An other option is to come by ferry if you like to use some time on the Aegean Sea.
There are traditional ferries as well as high speed catamarans from Piraeus, the ancient port in Athens.
Hope you get a chance to experience this beautiful Island.
It’s really worth a visit.