Holidays in Santorini is the dream of a lifetime for many people. As this is the top tourist destination in Greece, the island is famous for the impressive caldera, the volcano and the romantic sunset. In fact, it is frequently included among the best destinations in the world. Over the last years, tourist season has extended in Santorini, from early April until early November due to the many cruise ships that dock there. Due to the good ferry connection with other Greek islands, holidays in Santorini can easily be combined with holidays in other islands. There are also many charter flights to Santorini from abroad, making it easy to come to this small paradise on Earth.
Santorini island, located on the southern side of the Aegean Sea, is among the most popular Greek islands, along with Mykonos and Crete. The event that marked its history was the enormous volcanic eruption of 1,650 BC. This eruption changed the circular shape of the island and created the famous caldera, on top of which picturesque villages were constructed in the Medieval times. The caldera villages of Santorini Greece are incredible with their traditional architecture, the paved streets and the breathtaking view to the sea. The village of Oia, in particular, is famous for the romantic sunset. Book a hotel at the caldera and the experience of your Santorini holidays will be unforgettable. Also do not miss the restaurants with the amazing view to the volcano. This volcano can be visited by boat tour from the old port of Fira. On the southern side of the island, there are large beaches to enjoy a day in the sun. Kamari and Perissa are the best organized beaches and famous for their black sand, while very popular is the Red Beach. Close to the Red Beach is the Minoan Site of Akrotiri, which was covered in volcanic ash by the eruption of Thira.
Most impressive hotels in Santorini island are found in the caldera villages of Oia, Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli. Numerous luxury hotels, suites, spa resorts and villas are scattered in and around these towns, offering breathtaking views to the caldera and the Aegean Sea. These hotels offer upscale facilities, including outdoor massages, infinity pools, spa, open jacuzzi and more. Nice accommodation is also found along the beaches. Kamari and Perissa are well-organized seaside settlements, where you can find modern villas and luxurious resorts next to family apartments.