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If you are looking for Summer Sun at amazing prices then try out one of our great value Savers holidays.
You have chosen the destination, now leave us to choose your accommodation from our extensive range of properties. Santorini Savers include all the essential elements of your holiday such as flights, in-flight meals, return transfers, visits from our Olympic Representative and accommodation, so you get the holiday you want for a good deal less.

Destination Profile

Situated in the southern Cyclades of Greece, Santorini is one of the most famous holiday destinations in the world - and it's simple to see why. Holidaymakers simply can't resist its vast beaches, traditional, architecture and warm hospitality.

A unique, crescent shaped island formed by an ancient volcanic eruption said to have taken place in 1650 BC, the inner edge of Santorini plunges almost 900 feet into the sea, while the outer coast boasts long, black volcanic beaches. So holidaymakers can expect a diverse range of beautiful landscapes while visiting Santorini.

Thira, the capital of Santorini, is nestled above the island's cliffs and connects to the harbour below by way of a quaint, winding path of steps. Thira, Santorini is well known for its quintessential, whitewashed houses and is also teeming with shops, bars and traditional restaurants, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and local Greek specialities during your holiday.

While on holiday in Santorini, visit the small village of Mesa Gonia to encounter an intriguing mixture of ruins and restored villas, as well as a winery at the foot of the village. Pyrgos is another prominent village on Santorini, featuring beautiful old houses, the remains of a Venetian castle and several Byzantine churches.

Highlights

  • One of the most scenic islands in Greece if not the world
  • Steeped in history with fascinating archaeological sites
  • Stunning volcanic landscape contrasted with the deep blue sea
  • Breathtaking picture perfect sunsets

Things To Do

Fira - Abundance of bars, shops, cafes and tavernas, some offering views of the Caldera. Beautiful cobbled streets, mixing old with new. Some night clubs to dance the night away.

Oia - Hosts the most fantastic view on Santorini. Spectacular sunsets. Beautiful white washed and blue domed houses. This is the most picturesque village in Greece so ensure you do not forget your camera.

Pyrgos - Large village retaining its medieval features. Highest point on the island.

Walking recommended throughout the island. Push bikes can be rented too.

Great Excursions



Sunset cruise Take in the spectacular views of the Caldera. Enjoy a buffet meal and unlimited wine as you watch the sunset over the magnificent island.

Volcano tour experience Cruise over the Caldera, to the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. A guided walking tour will take you to the crater of the volcano before you cool off in the clear waters of the hot springs in Palai Kameni. Take in some of the best views on the island.

Akrotiri Archaeological Site and Museum Explore the ruins of the ancient civilisation of Akrotiri, covered by ash from the volcanic eruption of 1500BC.

Village and sunset in Oia Visit the spectacular church of Episkope Gonia, the oldest Greek Orthodox church on the island, explore the medieval village of Pyrgos, and the picturesque village of Oia, enjoying the spectacular sunset. See the real Santorini.

Tour of the wine cave museum and sample the local wines - Unlimited wine and a 4 course Greek meal whilst you are entertained all night by traditional dancers and singers.

All the above excursions, as well as other days and nights out can be booked with the Olympic representative on the day after your arrival at the Welcome Get Together. Please book at this time to avoid disappointment as we have limited availability.

Things To See

Hot springs - Possible to visit by boat and a fantastic way to relax on your holiday. Here you can soak up the therapeutic mud and enjoy a leisurely swim. Located at Palea Kameni, next to Nea Kameni (old burnt one), which is the volcano.

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.

Akrotiri - An ancient Minoan city, located in the village of the same name, where excavations still continue to this day. There is also a castle (Goulas) which is now ruined (after the Turkish invasion in 1617).

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

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