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Santorini is one of the most ruggedly beautiful and dramatic places on earth. Santorini , also known as Thira , is the southern most of the Cyclades islands and one of the most popular destinations in all of Greece , for good reason. The most important advice I can give anyone traveling to Santorini is to arrive by boat before sunset and stay on the caldera side of the island for one of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring views on the planet.

The magical island of Santorini is truly one of Greece's "must-sees", right along with the Acropolis. Santorini's wild majesty created out of the apocalyptic event associated with mythical Atlantis , is unforgettable. The sunsets, seen while sipping local wine high atop the sheer cliffs is very romantic, and Oia is the place to head for "the" spot to see it. Santorini is a crescent shape surrounding the black volcanic islands lying in the bay. What was once the island of Thira sank to the bottom of the caldera in the apocalyptic explosion in 1450 BC .

The lagoon-like caldera measures 32 square miles and is 300 to 400 metres deep. In the center are Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. On the western side where the volcano is located, the sheer cliffs, 300 metres high, are multi-coloured strata of black, red, grey, and brown. Perched high atop are the scenes most often adorning a poster for Greece, startling white sugar cube houses and churches with brilliant blue domes set against the deeper blues of the sky and the Aegean Sea. The capital of the island is Fira , and it is a lively tourist area and a stop for most cruise ships .

If you want to stay just outside of Fira, consider Firostefani or Imerovigli , with the same magnificent views. On the caldera to the south is where we send our friends...to the quieter and romantic Oia. There are interesting and charming towns in the centre of the island that are well worth exploring. The tallest mountain is Profitis Ilias, with a summit only 556 metres above sea level. While you're there, don't miss the live dig at fascinating Akrotiri , and for the culture buff you can also visit the ruins at Ancient Thira. The eastern side of Santorini is a sharp contrast where flat areas meet the beach. The land is flat and fertile. Kamari and Perissa are black sand and pebble beaches with crystal clear waters and a lively entertainment scene.



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 View Hotel by Secret
View Hotel by Secret in Foinikiá features a bar and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the more...
 Santorini Villas
Located in Vourvoulos village, Santorini Villas "Traditional House" features self-catering accommodations with a seasonal, outdoor pool and views of the Aegean Sea. more...
 Mellow Luxury Cave
Located in Foinikiá, Mellow Luxury Cave has a shared lounge, garden and free WiFi. The hotel features a hot tub and a shared kitchen. more...
 Infinity Suites & Dana Villas
Located in a peaceful area outside Fira’s center, Dana Villas offer views of the volcano and the famous Santorini sunset. The elegant rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. more...
 Zorbas Hotel Santorini
Located in Pyrgos, 1148 feet from the caldera, Zorbas Hotel Santorini offers elegant, cycladic-style rooms with free WiFi. more...
 White Harmony Suites
Located in Megalochori, 2.9 miles from Santorini Port, White Harmony Suites provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. more...
 Suites of the Gods Cave Spa
Featuring breathtaking views of the caldera, volcano and Santorini, this luxurious boutique hotel offers exclusive spa facilities with complimentary à la carte breakfast, free internet access and free more...
 Alta Vista Suites
Featuring a pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views over the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, the Cycladic-style Alta Vista Suites is centrally located in Imerovigli Village of Santorini. more...
 La Maison Private Villa
Just steps from Monolithos Beach, La Maison Private Villa offers spacious accommodations with a private pool and a hot tub surrounded by a stone-paved sun terrace. more...
 Babis Hotel
Located in scenic Karterados, in Santorini, family-run Babis Hotel features a pool.The hotel offers breakfast and free WiFi. more...
 Altera Pars Suites
Located in Mesaria, Altera Pars Suites offers uniquely decorated suites with outdoor private plunge pools or hot tubs and free WiFi. more...
 Remvi Suites
Located in Firostefani, one of the most beautiful spots of the famous Santorini cliffs, Remvi Suites offers panoramic views to the volcano, the caldera and the Aegean Sea. more...
 Uma Ray Suites
Uma Ray Suites in Fira provides adults-only accommodations with an outdoor and an indoor heated swimming pool, a bar and a garden. more...
 Skyfall Suites - Adults Only
Located in the scenic village of Pyrgos Kallistis, Skyfall Suites offers Cycladic-style accommodations with private pools or outdoor hot tubs. more...
 Cleo's Dream Villa
Featuring a hot tub and Caldera views, Cleo's Dream Villa is located in Oía. This self-catering property offers free WiFi throughout. Cape Columbo Beach is 3.1 mi away. more...
 Canaves Oia Suites & Spa
Canaves Oia Suites & Spa in Oia are built on the side of a cliff overlooking the Caldera. They offer private parking and gourmet dining. more...
 Andromeda Villas & Spa Resort
The elegant Andromeda Villas & Spa Resort are located in scenic Imerovigli, 984 feet above the dramatic Caldera. more...
 May Seven Suites - Adults Only
Located in Megalochori, 2.5 miles from Santorini Port, May Seven Suites - Adults Only has accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. more...
 Aethrio
Ideally located in the heart of Oia, Aethrio Hotel features spacious rooms and apartments with sunset views. more...
 Orizontes Hotel & Villas
Orizontes Hotel & Villas, located in Pyrgos village, lies beside a traditional settlement, only 1.9 mi from Fira. more...
 Splendour Resort
Located in the scenic Firostefani, Splendor Resort offers elegant 5-star accommodations with views over the Aegean Sea. It includes a swimming pool with poolside bar and an on-site restaurant. more...
 Oia Spirit Studios
Located in Oia, Oia Spirit Studios provides sea views and free WiFi, 3.9 miles from Cape Columbo Beach and a 2-minute walk from Naval Museum of Oia. more...
 Spilies by Thireas
Located 3.7 mi from Oía, Spilies by Thireas offers cave-style accommodations in Vourvoulos. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. more...
 The Majestic Hotel
Located over the dramatic Santorini cliffs, The Majestic Hotel features soundproofed rooms with private balcony enjoying views of the Aegean Sea or the volcano. more...
 Anema Residence
Anema Residence offers elegant, self-catering villas with private, plunge pools and furnished terraces surrounded by a 6,000-m² plot of herbs and vegetables. more...




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