CLASSIC AND SAFE
Santorini’s picture-perfect sceneries make the island one of most photographed places in the world, but there is so much more to this natural miracle than meets the eye. Sunset comes first in mind when referring to Santorini and although that may be a reason to go, the enchanting beauty is what will make you stay.
MORE THAN A SUNSET
The surreal landscape of Santorini 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, the 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.
Wine tasting at one of the many famous vineyards. White, Black, Red: the holy trinity of beaches in Santorini. Atlantis Bookstore in Oia, rightfully featured in every Best Bookstores in the World list. Megalochori village, which attracts architects from around the globe due to its stunning renovation.
To avoid crowds, visit during autumn and spring.. For the adventurous types, Santorini has several hiking and climbing routes. Santorini may not be famous for its beaches, but Vlychada beach has a reputation of being the best one, as well as offering relative peace and quiet in such a popular island.
SANTORINI JAZZ FESTIVAL
Jazz fans gather every July for a series of performances by Greek and international musicians
The celebrations at the picturesque village of Pyrgos are not to be missed during Orthodox Easter
A representation of the volcanic eruption takes place every August along with a string of events
INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Held for two weeks in September, the festival welcomes musicians from across the globe