Renowned for being the most popular island in Greece there is plenty to explore in Santorini. Start your holiday as soon as you land at Santorini Airport and pick up your hire car.
Santorini’s Picturesque Towns
Explore the towns that make up the “Caldera’s eyebrow”: Fira, Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani. Located high on a cliff these towns form the balcony of Santorini and offer amazing views of the active volcano the island is formed around.
Fira is the picturesque capital of the island, its pretty streets lined with whitewashed buildings and dotted with bursts of bougainvillea resemble a marvellous painting.
Discover nearby Oia and its beautiful architecture. Nestled on a clifftop, the nearby views are breathtaking. Wander round one of the blue domed churches or even one of the many art galleries. Oia is also reputed to have the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
Travel to Imerovigli where you’ll be able to sample some classic Greek cuisine. Treat your tastebuds to some famous traditional products like cherry tomatoes, white aubergines, capers and “hloró tyrí”, a special kind of fresh goat cheese found on the island, or why not try some of the exceptional wines produced from grapes grown in the volcanic soil of the island?
Beautiful Island Beaches
Santorini is one of the most sought-after destinations for a romantic getaway. Since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of an active volcano, it is perhaps not surprising.
The island’s beaches present magical settings in which to relax. Due to the volcanic nature of the island there are several different coloured beaches, particularly in Perissa, ranging from black to red sand. The darker the sand, the warmer the waters so pick your favourite and soak up the sunshine.