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Departure5 July 2023 I'm flexible
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BoardAll-inclusive Full-board Half-board Breakfast Self catering Room only
Santorini is a stunning Greek island in the middle of the Aegean Sea, renowned for its whitewashed towns, world-famous sunsets and volcanic beginnings. The island was formed by a massive volcanic eruption in 1450 BC, which caused the middle of the isle to collapse and left a steep-edged crater known as a caldera peeping above the waves. With its hot weather and long summer season, Santorini is the perfect destination for a holiday from May to October. The island is a traditional Greek paradise, with whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and never-ending vineyards. The capital Thira is perched on top of the caldera rim overlooking the Aegean, and the northern town of Oia is the best place to see the island’s famous sunsets. For those looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, the east coast of Santorini has plenty to offer. Kamari and Perissa line up some great beaches with silky black sand, and it’s only a 20-minute drive to Thira, where you can watch the sun go down.
When to visit
If you're planning a holiday in Santorini, our top picks for the best time to travel would be May and September
Temperatures are high and climbing and rainfall is low. Slightly cooler evenings add some much-needed relief, and everything will be open so it won't be a struggle to find somewhere for souvlaki
Still warm, but much less crowded, September is a perfect time to sample the famous Santorini sunsets
Things to do in Santorini
Santorini Blog posts
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25th April 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelWhere to stay in Santorini: Fira, Oia, or elsewhere?
When it comes to the Greek islands, Santorini is probably the most famous. This stunning island is known for its white villages with blue-domed churches perched on the tops of towering cliffs. It’s the iconic image of the Cyclades islands and one of the most photographed destinations in the world. As such, it’s a very popular place to visit which leads to an important question for travellers headed to Greece: where to stay in Santorini?...
29th April 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelA Santorini itinerary for first-timers: 3-5 days in Santorini, Greece
No visit to the Greek islands is complete without a visit to Santorini, at least for a couple of days. I spent a week here and got to explore different parts of the island during my time. That being said, I know not everyone has that long to spend here but, in my point of view, you should spend at least 3 days in Santorini. It may be small, but there is a lot to see and do and, as I found, part of the charm is being able to relax and just enjoy the atmosphere. Which is why I’ve created this...
25th April 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe Travel31 unmissable things to do in Santorini
Santorini is one of those places that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. Whether you are looking for a romantic holiday or visiting as part of a Greek island sailing tour, Santorini really is a must. But, aside from the beautiful villages of Oia and Fira, what exactly is there to see and do in Santorini? Surprisingly, lots considering it is a relatively small island. From village exploring to island adventures to foodie experiences, here are 31 unmissable things to do in Santorini....
17th April 2022 by Eat Sleep Breathe TravelLuxury hotels in Santorini: Why they are worth the splurge
When it comes to exploring the Greek Islands, Santorini seems to be at the top of everyone’s list, for fairly obvious reasons. This postcard-perfect island is stunning. The white villages perched on the rocky clifftops look like they popped off the pages of a children’s storybook and the vibrant blue domes contrasting against the white buildings are brilliant against a backdrop of the equally blue sea and sky. Santorini is romantic fairytale that everyone wants to, and should, experience...
Weather in Santorini
Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Santorini