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Santorini Holiday Guide

Santorini illustrates perfectly why tourists so love the Greek Islands. The bright colours of the sea and the sky are matched by its multicoloured buildings, the climate is pleasant all year round and the island exudes a innate relaxing atmosphere.

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.


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Hotel Sunny Villas €115
Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019
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Hotel Sunny Villas

Hotel Sunny Villas

Imerovigli, Santorini, Santorini Island
     
    4.7 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The property was beautiful and the service was great.

    Lilium Villas €158
    Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020
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    Lilium Villas

    Lilium Villas

    Fira Town, Santorini, Santorini Island
       
      4.7 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We have traveled to Santorini 3 time and the last two visits were at Lilium Villas. I would not stay anywhere else, this is my location of excellence, beauty, service, location and the best views you could ask for. I highly recommend this holiday property and hope to visit sometime soon.

      Volcano View Hotel Santorini €316
      Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019
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      Volcano View Hotel Santorini

      Volcano View Hotel Santorini

      Fira, Santorini, Santorini Island
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        It’s very beautiful hotel, amazing views. Staffs are very nice and helpful.

        Uma Ray Suites €76
        Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019
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        Uma Ray Suites

        Uma Ray Suites

        Thera, Santorini, Santorini Island
           
          4.5 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very nice and friendly staff, the room was clean and comfortable, nice breakfast. The location is awesome. Everything is good!!!!

          Alexander's Suites €89
          Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020
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          Alexander's Suites

          Alexander's Suites

          Oia, Santorini, Santorini Island
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The people attending us were reallly excellent and courteous.

            Loizos Stylish Residences
            Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019
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            Loizos Stylish Residences

            Loizos Stylish Residences

            Fira, Santorini, Santorini Island
               
              4.5 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Location of the property is excellent. walking distance to mostly all key fira attractions and most importantly the bus station and a super market. The staff was amazing to deal!.Love it!

              Santorini Palace €76
              Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019
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              Santorini Palace

              Santorini Palace

              Fira town, Santorini, Santorini Island
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                It was nice and the staff was helpful. My mother fell and the staff rushed to her aid and offered what they could. The marble floors are a bit slippery in the dining area.

                Nautilus Dome
                Reviewed on 9 Nov 2019
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                Nautilus Dome

                Nautilus Dome

                Agia Irini Fira, Santorini
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  It was an absolutely wonderful stay. The staff are incredibly welcoming, happy to provide assistance in any way to make sure you have a wonderful stay. All fluent in multiple languages (incl. English) and very friendly. The shuttle service they offer is very convenient and on-demand, coupled with ...

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