Santorini has some of the most spectacular and majestic scenery in the whole of Greece with an individual beauty unmatched by any other Greek island. Santorini is an upmarket island that offers beautiful scenery with popular black sandy beaches along the east coast. Steeped in history, there are many archeological sites such as the ruins of the ancieny Thira and the Venetian fortess at Pirgos.
The island is most spectacular due to the unusual remnants of it's inception. the two remaining crescent moons represent the harsh reality of the volcanic eruption and it's after effects.
Imerovigli is a very picturesque resort with narrow, steep cobbled lanes and white washed houses, Imerovigli is located around 1000 feet up on the edge of the islands famous volcano, which provides extraordinary views of the surrounding area. Imerovigli is said to host some of the most beautiful walks in greece, with walks to the church of Theoskepasti and Scaros Castle being amung the most popular choices. Evenings can be enjoyed in the delightful cafes and bars. The sunsets are also not to be missed. Nearby Fari has a livelier nightlife for those looking for a big evening out.
Hotels We Recommend:
Kassimatis Studios 3*, Prekas Apartments 3*, Pantheon Deluxe Villas.
Kamari is situated on Santorini's East coast and is the most famous beach resort on the island, the black volcanic sands stretch for around 5 kilometres, and are full of sun lounges and parasols to allow you to relax and soak up the sun, the waters around Kamari are perfect, beautifuly clear and ideal for safe swimming and snorkelling.
Kamari has a wide range of shops, supermarkets and green grocers, there is also a wide array of restaurants serving everything from traditional greek food to Chinese, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, you'll be hard pressed to stay in.
The resort also has countless tavernas and a fairly energetic nightlife.
Hotels We Reccomend:
Alexandra Hotel & Apartments 3*, Kafouros Studios 3*, Roussos Beach Hotel 3*, Santorini Reflexions Sea Hotel 4*, Aegean Plaza Hotel 4*, Afroditi Beach Hotel & Spa 4*, Venus Beach Hotel & Spa 4*, La Mer Deluxe Spa Resort 5*.
Perissa is a much quieter resort than its neighbour Kamria, Perissa boasts some long stetches of black volcanis sands, and its beaches slope into the crystal blue sea. The clearness of the water makes this an ideal spot for diving, for the more adventurous the thrill of a volcano dive can also be experianced.
There is also a great range of boat trips on offer, which is by far the best way to explore the island, you can then explore the picturesque islets in the caldera and swim in the hot springs of the dormant volcano.
Landlubbers, might prefer an afternoon spent sampling the delights of some of Greece's finest wines or whiling away the hours in a beachside taverna, sipping ouzo and watching the world go by. Perissa has a great selection of low-key restaurants serving deliciously simple meze and excellent, unfussy, traditional food.
Hotels We Recommend:
Salty Beach Studios 4*, Villa Marcos Studios & Apartments 3*, Anemos Studios 3*, Villa Clio 2*, Artemis Hotel 2*.
Thira is Perched on the top of cliffs formed by a volcano, Thira offers superb views across the bay and western coast of the island. As the capital of Santorini, Thira has plenty of restaurants, nightclubs and bars, some of which are set in caves offering a unique atmosphere and a cool haven from the midday heat.
The fact the town is only accessible on foot, in a cable car or by donkey has preserved its quaint charm and slow pace of life. The narrow streets are lined with shops selling souvenirs, jewellery and pottery, so make sure you treat yourself to a few mementos to take home. Then find a traditional taverna and sample some tasty dishes accompanied by a bottle of the local wine. Just be careful on that walk back up the hill.
Hotels We Recommend:
Aressana Hotel 3*, Cliffside Suites 3*, El Greco Hotel 4*, Hotel Majestic 4*, Hotel Volcano Views 3*.
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