Santorini officially Thira and classic Greek Thera is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland.

It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq. mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550. The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia, as well as the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq. mi). Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit.

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Things to do

Santorini offers fun activities, historical attractions, and tons of things to do. As Santorini Winery Tour, Jet Ski Tour, Santorini half-day catamaran cruise including drinks and barbecue, Personalized private tour: Santorini in one day. Traditional fishing experience and fresh fish lunch. Watch the Sunset in Oia, see the real Atlantis, Visit Akrotiri Lighthouse, Hike to the top of Santorini Volcano and so much more.

Juan Alvarez Jamil Santorini, Greece


Difficult to describe the best hotel in Santorini, it has some of the most luxurious and impressive hotels in the world Hotel San Antonio, Astra Suites, Mystique, Santorini Hotel and resort, Katikies Kirini Santorini, Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels Aspaki & Oia Castle overlooking directly the most famous and beautiful sunset in the world, Pezoules and others

Santorini Greece sunny days


Views over the island’s famous caldera and awards winning chefs, Santorini have amazin dining venues. Fresh ingredients and traditional Santorini food in La Maison Restaurant, Lycabettus,  Selene, Santorini By Georgios, Seaside Santorini, Romantic taverna, Cava Alta, Avocado, Candouni, Argo and a lot more.


Spa and Wellness

Santorini Greece offers a big variety of wellness and spa resorts with great massage and fitness activities. Spa at Imerovigli, Katikies Chromata Santorini, Callia Caves – Adults Only, De Sol Santorini Spa hotel introduces you to superb experiences of calm and euphoria, Fish Spa Kangal Santorini, The museum Spa Wellness

Bars and Night Life

Great sunset cocktails with magnificent views –  Kira Thira Jazz Bar,  Marykay’s Bar Aka Hassapiko Bar, Tranquilo in Perissa Beach. Two Brothers Bar, Franco’s Cafe Pyrgos, Franco’s Bar Fira, White Door Theatr, PK Cocktail bar. There are great clubs as KOO Club, Enigma club

Art Gallaries and Museums

 Santorini has a wealth of history, culture and tradition, the Wine Museum, Prehistoric Thera Museum, Archaeological Museum of Thera, Museum of Icons and Ecclesiastical Relics, Lost Atlantis experience, Cultural Village. These places are few of the top art galleries in Santorini: MATI Art Gallery, Art Space, must-see Tzamia-Krystalla Gallery

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Santorini: Portrait of a Vanished Era


Santorini is renowned for its paniyiria, folk festivals. As well in late August, the Municipality of Thira organizes a recreation of the volcanic eruption with a Fireworks.

Boat and Yacht Charter

Charter yacht, and enjoy Santorini from the water! You can sail around the caldera and watch the sunset. Companies as Now Boat,  Sam Boat,  and Yachtico offers a wide selection of sailboats, motorboats, catamarans, and yachts

Tips and Lifestyle

  • Santorini’s sunset is famous all over the world.
  • You should visit Oia and Fira (the capital)
  • Santorini is full of stairs, get ready to walk
  • Fast ferries such as the Hellenic Seaways and SeaJets will take about 4-5 hours
  • The high season in Santorini starts in April and ends in October.
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Santorini Greece offers tourists a wonderful shopping experience from souvenirs to trendy clothing but is famous for its jewelry shops. Odos Ipapantis (Gold Street) full of them. There are many local stores with local producers and designers. In Ypapantis shopping center you will find the well-known Ilias Lalaounis, Oneiro Jewelry, and others


Most visitors to Santorini rent either a car, an ATV, or a scooter to get around.  Pyrgos Rent a Car Santorini, Rental Cars, Santorini Limousine, Sixt which offers a premium fleet of economy and luxury rental cars     


Staying at a luxury Santorini villa with a private pool and sunset view is the ultimate experience. Nafsika Estate, Arias Villas, Andronis Arcadia in Oia, Aenoan Villas, and many others.

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