Akrotiri

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Littered with olive groves and vineyards the surrounding countryside is simply a feast for the senses.

Description

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.

Destination Profile

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.

Climate

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

Highlights

  • Spectacular sunsets
  • Tranquil beach
  • Beautiful surrounding countryside

Things To Do

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 nightclubs 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 adorn 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.

Things To See

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.

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