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The island is now a haven for peace and quiet, but this wasn’t always the case. It was a major volcanic eruption that formed the moon-shaped basin that makes up the island of Santorini, 3,600 years ago. The island was shaken again by a severe earthquake in 1956, which lead to the destruction of many ancient buildings. During the subsequent reconstruction, however, the style of the original architecture was closely followed to ensure the island didn’t lose its unique character.
Fira is the capital of Santorini, a major cruise port and the best spot on the island for a nice dinner and a night out. The charming Oia is one of Santorini's oldest villages, located on the northernmost tip of the island and is a perfect spot for a photo of the iconic white houses - the spectacular sunsets have been able to inspire many artists. In the village of Pyrgos you’ll find churches with blue domes, old taverns, houses and a 15th-century castle – great for history lovers.
Santorini also has a large number of beaches. Sunbathe on the island’s black sandy beaches at Perivolos and Perissa, while Mesa Pigadia and Pori are the best places to admire the rugged, rocky coastline.
Santorini's climate is pleasant all year round. The average daytime temperature in the summer is 29 ° C and 15 ° C in winter. Not surprisingly, some regions of the island can get very busy during the summer peak season. But that doesn’t mean your trip to Santorini will be anything less than unforgettable.
This family-friendly Santorini hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Wall Paintings of Thira Exhibition and Archaeological Museum. Museum of Prehistoric Thira is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.
Located in Imerovigli, this romantic hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Skaros Rock and Archaeological Museum. Museum of Prehistoric Thira is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.
Located in Oia, this romantic apartment is within 1 mile (2 km) of Naval Museum and Oia Castle. Baxedes Beach and Cape Columbo Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in Firostefani, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Wall Paintings of Thira Exhibition and Archaeological Museum. Museum of Prehistoric Thira is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
Located in Oia, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Naval Museum and Oia Castle. Baxedes Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
Located in Amoudi Bay, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oia Castle and Naval Museum. Baxedes Beach is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.
This family-friendly Santorini hotel is located in Imerovigli, within 2 mi (3 km) of Skaros Rock and Archaeological Museum. Museum of Prehistoric Thira is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
Located in Fira, this romantic aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre and Archaeological Museum. Museum of Prehistoric Thira is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.