Destination Guide: Santorini, Greece
Santorini is a beautiful picturesque island in Greece, with whitewashed villages set amidst a natural volcanic backdrop. The island’s stunning landscape includes the blue domed churches in Pyrgos and the azure blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
Santorini is the perfect destination for families or couples looking for a relaxing break on a sun-kissed coastline in the Mediterranean. The beautiful beaches have volcanic sands and are lined with traditional Greek tavernas and restaurants. We highly recommend a holiday to this elegant Greek isle, where you’ll be able to discover the fascinating secrets of one the Mediterranean’s finest island escapes.
Santorini is a crescent-shaped island formed thousands of years ago through an underwater volcanic eruption that resulted in a large chunk of the island falling into the sea. It’s a spectacular site that can be viewed from the island’s clifftops via one of the many boat tours that leave the island every day.
Santorini is well known for its stunning views over the Aegean Sea. There’s also elegant Venetian architecture including the famous blue domed churches, whitewashed cottages, and authentic Greek towns.
The ancient city of Thira is a historical settlement dating back to the 11th century. The antique city is nestled upon a steep hill on the Messavouno Mountain and the hike to the top is well worth it. There are also a number of other archaeological sites dotted around the island, some of them giving beautiful panoramic views.
Wineries and vineyards
Santorini is well known amongst wine connoisseurs, and it has some of the oldest wineries and vineyards in all of the Greek islands. There are plenty of tasting sessions and cellar tours to participate in where you can discover the art of Greek winemaking.