VOLCANIC BEAUTY

Santorini’s picture-perfect sceneries have made it one of the most photographed islands of the world.

 

Location: Cyclades

Capital: Fira
Size: 76 km2
Accessibility: By flying to Santorini; there are several charter flights
By ferry from Athens or other islands

INSIDE INFO

The surreal landscape is the result of a huge volcanic eruption that took place 3.500 years ago. The eruption caused three quarters of the island to sink and created what later became the island’s showpiece caldera. Even the beaches are part of the fairytale scenery, taking their names from the colors of the cliffs that hang above them. Still watched over by the smoldering volcano, the amphitheatrically built houses of the caldera attract thousands of visitors every year. Despite its rapid touristic development, the island has maintained its character. Candlelit cafés and a vibrant nightlife compliment the dreamlike setting of the caldera at Fira, the town of Santorini. Picturesque villages such as Perissa, Imerovigli and Perivolos are scattered all over the island, while visitors gather at Oia to enjoy Santorini’s famous sunsets.

WE LOVE

Walking around the little paths in Oia
Watching the sunset over dinner at Sunsets restaurant in Oia
Going on wine tasting in one of the many famous vineyards
Easter celebrations in the picturesque village of Pyrgos
Going for a swim at the Red Beach

 

LOCAL TIPS

IF YOU WANT to avoid crowds, Santorini is not the best choice, as it is a very popular destination internationally and it gets full of tourists during the summer season.
IF YOU ENJOY mysterious landscapes, the Caldera is a breathtaking must!
For the adventurous types, Santorini has several hiking and climbing routes, and kayaking or sailing for the sea lovers  

Events calendar

Jazz Festival

Every July

Hephaestia Festival

Every August a representation of the volcanic eruption takes place

International Music Festival

Every August in Fira