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Nestled in the Greek Islands is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece...Santorini! The picturesque island differs from its neighbouring islets as it boasts a spectacular crescent-shaped landscape caused by a volcanic eruption centuries ago. This iconic backdrop makes it unlike anywhere else in the world.
Being a volcanic island, Santorini’s views never disappoint. The beauty of the Aegean sea can be admired from either a black sand beach or an infinity pool jutting out of the jagged cliffs. Witness its world-famous sunsets from the cliff-top villages, such as Oia on the north-western coast. Here you can also behold the beautiful whitewashed and blue domed buildings – architecture unique to the Cyclades islands.
With its sensational sunsets and charming scenery, it’s no wonder why Santorini has become a popular wedding destination. Homing the perfect conditions for a romantic getaway, the Island has become a go-to holiday spot for couples.
To learn more about things to do in Santorini, the best time to go and local info see here.
With an abundance of cultural and natural attractions, there’s plenty to get involved in during your Santorini holiday.
Head to Fira for exciting nightlife, with high-quality bars and clubs staying opening until the early morning. For those seeking a more romantic evening on their Santorini holiday, Oia is the place for you as its quaint cocktail bars overlook the sunset.
Santorini’s cuisine is thoroughly enjoyable thanks to the distinctive flavours of the crops grown in volcanic soil. Whether you choose to leisurely eat at a local taverna or fine-dine on the caldera cliffs, you’re sure to come away from your meal satisfied.
One of the most unique beaches in Santorini is Red Beach. With red volcanic cliffs and crystal clear water perfect for snorkelling, this location has become popular among visitors for its sheer beauty.
The villages of Fira and Oia are the best places to go for a great shopping experience. Here you can find clothes, jewellery, artwork, tourist souvenirs and mini markets which cater to the needs of all visitors.
Annually Santorini hosts the Ifestia Festival during the late summer. Throughout this period there are many cultural events, musical acts and dance recitals all over the island. The festivities conclude with a magnificent firework display to represent the eruption of the island’s volcano centuries ago.
Santorini’s peak season is from May to September when temperatures approach 30 degrees. The Island’s popularity is evident as it attracts over a million visitors annually; so if you’re looking for a quieter stay, visit during May, June, and September when you can still enjoy the warmer climate.
Euro is used in Santorini so there is no need to worry about conversion rates.
Santorini is only two hours ahead of Ireland.
There are regular flights to Santorini with just one stopover in Athens. During your stay on the island you can travel around via the regular bus service, taxis or even a cable car which offers spectacular views!