Renowned for its spectacular sunsets and volcanic beauty, incredible Santorini curves around a giant lagoon in the Cyclades Islands.

Description

Imagine idyllic white-washed villages, blue-domed churches, perfect blue skies and the most incredible sunsets and you'll be imagining Santorini. Santorini is in fact one of those places that lives long in the memory after you've returned home.

A unique, crescent shaped island formed by an ancient volcanic eruption believed to have taken place in approximately 1650 BC and said to possess the most breathtaking views in all the Greek islands, Santorini is located in the southern Cyclades.

The volcanic nature of the island has resulted in a coastline of dark sandy beaches and the most spectacular interior imaginable. Rising high above sea level the cliffs around the capital of Fira offers views that will never be forgotten and its whitewashed houses are amongst the most photographed in Greece.

Holidays in Santorini are perfect for those looking to witness stunning natural landscapes in a romantic setting. Santorini is also famous for its traditional archaeological heritage - so whether you're looking for relaxation or cultural enrichment, rest assured there is much to see and do during your holiday in Santorini.

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Beaches

Kamari beach: Kamari beach is a black sand/shingle beach with good water sports facilities and located near the airport.

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

Monolithos beach: Monolithos beach is a fine black sandy beach with good tourist facilities. The shallow wading waters make it ideal for children.

Armeni beach: Armeni beach is a small uncrowded beach located in the north of the island, close to Oia. This beach can be accessed via a 300 step walk.

Transport

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

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

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Santorini holidays.

Climate

Max_temp  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
               
Sun 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