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Holidays In Akrotiri

Akrotiri Holidays at a Glance

The small town of Akrotiri is located on the south west side of Santorini which in itself is renowned for its glorious sunsets meaning that you will be sure to experience some of the most spectacular sunsets in Greece. Littered with olive groves and vineyards the surrounding countryside is simply a feast for the senses. With friendly locals and a good selection of traditional tavernas holidays in Akrotiri are all about complete relaxation whilst immersing yourself in real Greek hospitality.

Who holidays in Akrotiri?

Perfect for anyone looking for complete relaxation and tranquility.



Key Facts - Akrotiri

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport14km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)40 mins

Enjoy the famous Red Beach and stroll around this picturesque town with its pretty houses and a traditional windmill. There are also plenty of smaller beaches to explore and Olympic Holidays offers some lovely hotels to choose from.

Head to the ancient Minoan Bronze Age settlement which was excavated just 50 years ago. The site was buried by volcanic ash in 1627BC and visitors can now see the preserved remains of what has been suggested was the inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis.

The ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri: Now dubbed the "Minoan Pompeii," this once flourishing town was destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1450 BC and has today been partially excavated.

Hot Springs: Soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim at the hot springs located on the islet of Palea Kameni, next to volcanic islet of Nea Kameni (old burnt one) - accessible by boat.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Fira: The capital of Santorini - Fira with its spectacular architecture of dazzling white houses is situated 27.5 metres above sea level. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam.

The ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri: Now dubbed the "Minoan Pompeii," this once flourishing town was destroyed and preserved by a volcanic eruption around 1450 BC and has today been partially excavated.

Hot Springs: Soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim at the hot springs located on the islet of Palea Kameni, next to volcanic islet of Nea Kameni (old burnt one) - accessible by boat.

Ancient Thira: The site of Ancient Thira is situated on the rocky headland of Mesa Vouno, 370 metres above sea level on the southeast coast. This site was re-colonised after the great eruption.

Fira: The capital of Santorini - Fira with its spectacular architecture of dazzling white houses is situated 27.5 metres above sea level. The volcano lies exactly opposite, still emitting puffs of steam.

Fira: An abundance of bars, shops, cafes and tavernas, some offering views of the Caldera can be found in Santorini's capital - Fira. Beautiful cobbled streets, mixing old with new. Some night clubs to dance the night away.

Oia: The most spectacular views and sunsets on Santorini can be enjoyed at Oia. As well as the spectacular sunsets, beautiful white washed and blue domed houses adourn the most picturesque village in Greece so be sure not to forget your camera.

Pyrgos: Large village of Pyrgos retains many of its medieval features and is the highest point on the island.

Walking: Recommended throughout the island. Push bikes can also be rented.

Eating/Drinking During Akrotiri Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Akrotiri Holidays

Boat: There are direct ferries leaving from Santorini to Ios (1 hr) & Crete (6 hrs) with connecting ferries Paros (3hrs) Mykonos (5hrs)

Bus: Frequent bus services are available throughout the island connecting the villages of Santorini with Fira.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Santorini holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Akrotiri Holidays Shopping

Santorini has a spectacular collection of gold and silver designs. The gold is the equivalent of 14 carat. Most popular designs are items such as dolphins and axes.

Holidays in Akrotiri - Beaches

Located close to the village and ancient Minoan city at Akrotiri the Red Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful of all Santorini's beaches

Perissa and Perivolos beach have a long stretch of black volcanic sand with the 2 beaches merging into one. There are a variety of watersports on Perivolos beach.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Santorini 17 19 25 27 27 24 21
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Santorini 8 9 11 12 12 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Akrotiri Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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