Santorini is a charming eruption. This island of Cyclades will offer you mythical moments. Magical sensations at the height of the contrasts: the black earth facing the whitewashed villages of the Caldera, the natural and raw volcanic sculptures facing the refined Cycladic lines.
The island – also known as Thera in Greek – has been immortalized by countless poets and painters because of its unique light in the world, its colorful cliffs, and breathtaking sunsets. Welcome to one of the most beautiful Greek islands and the world. Welcome to the Aegean Sea, in one of the most famous destinations of Greece. Welcome to Santorini.
Attractions in Santorini
A walk on the volcano Nea Kameni
You are at the top of a 2.5 million-year-old volcano; facing you, a sublime and an unforgettable view of the villages of the Caldera. The legend that makes Santorini the ancient city of Atlantis – engulfed by the waters 9,500 years ago – comes to life before your eyes.
A spa in the open Aegean Sea
If you do not have a boat, you can easily rent one or embark on a one-day mini-cruise from Athinio, Yialos or Ammoudi and go around the Caldera. Discover the hidden carved churches on the cliffs and rock-cut stairs originally used for ore mining. On the small island of Nea Kameni, dare to dive into the warm thermal waters and enjoy the pleasures of a natural spa, “a volcanic spa”.
The caldera: Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Ia
Holidays in the villages of La Caldera: inlaid at the top of the cliffs that exists nowhere else in the world, just like the architecture of troglodyte houses built on volcanic soil. Walk in the morning or late afternoon from Fira to Firostefani and then to Imerovigli.
Are you more daring? Then continue along the path to Oia (pronounced “in”) through the church of the Prophet Elijah (Profit Ilia), the chapel of the Cross (Stavrou) and the black mountain (“mavrovouno”) which at bedtime from the sun takes an opaline color. There are no words to describe the beauty of these panoramas. It’s the same for the emotions that Santorini will offer you.
Holiday with Aegean Sea view
Santorini is one of the most luxurious destinations in Greece. Dive into infinity pools at the edge of the cliffs, with the Aegean sea ad infinitum, magnificent and sublime. Relax on a comfortable lounge chair, a refreshing cocktail by hand. Enjoy a massage in your suite and relaxing benefits of your jacuzzi.
The candles light up your dinner for two, on the terrace, romantic wish, accompanied by one of the santoriniote wines, known worldwide, and with a magnificent view of the Caldera. During your holidays at Santorini’s luxury hotels and restaurants, your dreams will come true.
Akrotiri, the “Pompeii of the Aegean
Akrotiri is a prehistoric city that lies at the heart of a bioclimatic shelter. Aside from high standard holidays, in Santorini you will also enjoy the rare travels in history. Discover one of the most important and best preserved Mediterranean civilizations, which has been protected from the ashes of the 1600 BC volcanic eruption. Visit the Prehistoric Museum of Thera, Fira, to admire the famous frescoes called “Monkeys”, “Spring”, “African”. A fascinating world frozen in time awaits you.
The gastronomy of Santorini
When the Aegean Sea meets the richness of volcanic soils, this gives exceptional gastronomic products. Try Santorini’s famous sundried cherry tomatoes, fava (crushed peas), capers and white aubergine. The chefs of Santorini are constantly innovating by combining traditional recipes with modern gastronomy and Mediterranean cuisine, making Santorini a gourmet destination of excellence in the Aegean Sea.
Beaches at the foot of the sculptures of nature
Santorini offers beaches with exotic colors – black, red, white – from volcanic sands. At the beaches of Kokkini (the red beach), Aspri (the white beach), Perivolos, Perissa and Kamari, the volcanic land created with immutable works of art. Comfortable lounge chairs, hammocks, cocktails, snacks and everything you expect to find for an ideal holiday are available on Santorini’s appointed beaches.
The sunset at Ia: a holiday ritual
Living the sunset in Oia, as thousands of people do every year, is a ritual. For a few minutes, the energy of the place is palpable. And when the red sun is gradually engulfed by the Aegean Sea, you know that this show will forever be engraved deep in your mind and heart.
Your wedding in the shadow of the volcano
Imagine your wedding and your honeymoon with the Caldera and the volcano as a backdrop. On the patios of the churches and the terraces of hotels and restaurants, Santorini offers couples every year an extremely romantic wedding venue worthy of the most beautiful fairy tales.