One of the Cyclades islands that lie 200km off the Greek mainland, Santorini has long been a popular holiday destination recognisable by the picturesque white and blue cubi-form houses of its main cities. Overlooking the sea with beaches of multicoloured pebbles, the island was shaped by a prehistoric volcanic eruption. Akrotiri is a well-preserved settlement where visitors can learn about the island's history before heading to the heart of the island: the town of Fira. A lively bar scene, local restaurant options, boutique shops and vineyards make Santorini and its vibrant towns a relaxing yet exciting vacation option. Santorini is one of the most sought-after places for romantic getaways and destination weddings but is also great for family vacations. Catch an island sunset at local Santo winery, where 18 wines and fantastic views are on offer or explore an archaeological excavation site before eating at a classic Greek taverna.
Santorini, and in particular the capital city Fira, is a place considered a culinary hotspot, and there are both traditional Greek cuisine options and dishes unique to Santorini. The local wines are sought after around the world and many restaurants overlook the beautiful caldera; this romantic dining option is perfect for anniversaries, honeymoons or romantic getaways.
The isolated beaches, the small village way of life, the ancient ruins and the museums are huge draws for visitors. The 9km hike from Fira to Oia offers spectacular views (and a cocktail at the end). Afterwards, get a fish pedicure back in Fira to ease your sore feet. The most popular activity is watching the sun set over the ocean on one of the peaceful beaches and lucky visitors can watch the colours of the sun go down behind the Byzantine Castle ruins
Because of the elegant and relaxed nature of Santorini, there are many 5 star hotels available that are the perfect place to lay your head after a day exploring the island. The Chromata Hotel is a contemporary hotel with an exquisite view of the Santorini Caldera, a full-service spa and honeymoon suites as well as wedding facilities. For visiting families, the Santorini Kastelli Resort offers suites, deluxe rooms and baby sitting services as well as private pools, a spa and a nail salon. So whatever your reason for visiting Santorini, book the perfect accommodation on our website.