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Santorini Idyllic Greek Island Stopover

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 332

Enjoy a short stay in this spectacularly beautiful island with its sandy beaches, active volcano and marvelous sunsets. Your stay includes visits to archaeological sites, swimming in therapeutic hot springs and watching amazing sunsets.


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This delightful island in the Cyclades group of Greek Islands is known for its dramatic views, its stunning sunsets, its active volcano and its excellent beaches. More than enough reasons to visit Santorini.

Spend 3 nights here and visit the archaeological site of Akrotiri where you will learn about the excavations that uncovered a city dating back to 5 thousand BC. It was eventually destroyed by an earthquake in 1627 BC. Also visit the black sand beach at Perivolos for a swim and the village of Pyrgos with its ruined Venetian castle plus have a wine tasting at a local winery.

Another day, you will have a boat ride to the volcano and enjoy stunning views en route. You can walk around the crater which is still active. After that, sail on to the hot springs of Palea Kameni with time to swim in the therapeutic waters before returning to your hotel.


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Accommodation in Santorini

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    Dana Villas



    Imagine a quiet setting, a beautiful view, and a traditional settlement cascading down the Santorini caldera and all this just a few minutes away from the bustling island capital, Fira. Dana Villas offers luxurious suites and an open air swimming pool on the dramatic Santorini ...

    Imagine a quiet setting, a beautiful view, and a traditional settlement cascading down the Santorini caldera and all this just a few minutes away from the bustling island capital, Fira. Dana Villas offers luxurious suites and an open air swimming pool on the dramatic Santorini caldera. Breathtaking views of the volcano and the magnificent Santorini sunset make it hard to part with the magic of Dana Villas. The hotel's excellent location combines the best of both worlds - it enables guests to literally walk into the centre of Fira town, and at the same time relish the peace and quiet away from the madding crowds.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cable TV
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Doctor on Call
    • DVD players
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Mini Bar
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV

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    The Majestic Hotel



    The Majestic Hotel is located in the Fira area and offers free breakfast - just one of the extra touches that make for a comfortable stay at this luxury Santorini hotel. Whether traveling on vacation or for business, make sure to take some time to ...

    The Majestic Hotel is located in the Fira area and offers free breakfast - just one of the extra touches that make for a comfortable stay at this luxury Santorini hotel. Whether traveling on vacation or for business, make sure to take some time to relax as you will find massage/treatment rooms, spa services, a sauna, a steam room and a Turkish bath/hammam, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay. Don't forget to pack your swimsuit and towel as this hotel features 2 outdoor swimming pools. There is also a poolside bar and a bar/lounge so guests can sip a refreshing drink by the pool or indoors. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide express check-in and express check-out. Child-friendly amenities at this hotel include a children's pool and babysitting/childcare.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Children's Facility
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Mini Bar
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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    Volcano View Hotel & Villas



    Ranked as one of the world's top islands, Santorini with its stone and white-washed buildings, smooth sandy beaches and hot desert climate is as near to an unspoilt paradise as one can get. It is here, just a short distance from Fira, Santorini's modern capital ...

    Ranked as one of the world's top islands, Santorini with its stone and white-washed buildings, smooth sandy beaches and hot desert climate is as near to an unspoilt paradise as one can get. It is here, just a short distance from Fira, Santorini's modern capital and perched high on the crest of the sheer Caldera cliffs, that the Volcano View Santorini Hotel is situated. Standing on the edge of the 400m high Caldera, this luxury 4 star hotel, overlooks the clear blue Aegean Sea and offers magnificent panoramic views of the 18km long caldera and Santorini's spectacular sunsets.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service
    • Porter Service
    • Restaurant
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV

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    Canaves Oia Hotel



    Inviting, inspiring and elegantly classic suites and contemporary facilities, entice guest to experience luxury accommodation beyond comparison in the best luxury hotel in Oia Santorini. All hotel suites are freshly renovated and elegantly decorated in a dazzling white, minimal manner, featuring private verandas, al fresco ...

    Inviting, inspiring and elegantly classic suites and contemporary facilities, entice guest to experience luxury accommodation beyond comparison in the best luxury hotel in Oia Santorini. All hotel suites are freshly renovated and elegantly decorated in a dazzling white, minimal manner, featuring private verandas, al fresco dining areas and breathtaking views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. Canaves Oia's Spa with a view offers its guests the opportunity to indulge in high-end wellness and beauty services in an environment of distinctive luxury.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24- Hour Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Deli
    • Front desk safe
    • Laundry facilities
    • Library
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool (s)
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Self Parking (fee)
    • Snack Bar
    • Spa Treatments
    • Swim-up Bar
    • Terrace
    • Valet Parking
    • WiFi

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    Cavo Tagoo Santorini



    Welcome to the mystical world of CAVO TAGOO Santorini where dreams come alive and step into a heaven of simplicity with spell-binding views of the Caldera and the volcanic islets, the crimson sunset and the endless Aegean Sea. Enter this sublime 5-star hotel in Santorini ...

    Welcome to the mystical world of CAVO TAGOO Santorini where dreams come alive and step into a heaven of simplicity with spell-binding views of the Caldera and the volcanic islets, the crimson sunset and the endless Aegean Sea.

    Enter this sublime 5-star hotel in Santorini and let us bedazzle you, where natural elements and luxurious accents blend to the iconic seascape creating a world of pure luxury, intimacy and sublime romance!

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Concierge
    • Courtesy Room
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Infinity Pool
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Cocktail Bar
    • Outdoor Parking
    • Porter Service
    • Restaurant

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    Santorini Princess Hotel



    In Imerovigli, the most beautiful village of Santorini, you will find Santorini Princess Luxurious Hotel Apartments. It is situated on the enchanting and world famous caldera, 300m above the sea, having the most fascinating and unique view of the volcano and the little islands of ...

    In Imerovigli, the most beautiful village of Santorini, you will find Santorini Princess Luxurious Hotel Apartments. It is situated on the enchanting and world famous caldera, 300m above the sea, having the most fascinating and unique view of the volcano and the little islands of the Aegean Sea, and of course the breathtaking sunset. The Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel is only 3.5 km away from the capital city of Fira. Built in 2004, the hotel follows the traditional cycladic architecture, with a single purpose to offer its guests modern convenience and service of high quality.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Daily Maid Services
    • Drycleaning
    • Outdoor Pool (Heated)
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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    Katikies Hotel



    Inspiring deep emotions of enchantment and fascination, Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its unparallel services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment, inviting its guests to experience moments of pure luxury. Awe inspiring views, ...

    Inspiring deep emotions of enchantment and fascination, Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini is renowned for its unparallel services, warm atmosphere and sense of romance uniquely combined in an exceptional setting and natural environment, inviting its guests to experience moments of pure luxury. Awe inspiring views, sublime Santorini sunsets and perfectly manicured pink bougainvilleas provide the magnificent backdrop for this perennially gleaming, glistening white luxury hotel that spills down the cliffs of the magical Caldera.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry
    • Luggage Storage
    • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
    • Private Check In and Check Out
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Sun Terrace
    • Terrace

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 332

Itinerary

Day 1

Airport to Central Santorini

Duration30 Minutes

Kamari Beach Hotel

Kamari Beach Hotel is a great place to enjoy the black sandy beaches of Kamari. Take a stroll along the beach or join in with the organised water-sport activities. The stunning outdoor pool area is a great place to unwind. Have a refreshing dip in the pool or simply relax on a sun bed and admire the beautiful views of the sea. Delight in a drink or a snack at the pool bar and join in one of Kamari Beach Hotel's lively barbecue nights. The rooms at Kamari Beach Hotel are spacious and tastefully decorated, with some featuring beautiful sea views. Enjoy a relaxing start to the day with a buffet breakfast on the sunny terrace.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Kamari Beach Hotel

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    Kamari Beach Hotel



    Kamari Beach Hotel is a great place to enjoy the black sandy beaches of Kamari. Take a stroll along the beach or join in with the organised water-sport activities. The stunning outdoor pool area is a great place to unwind. Have a refreshing dip in ...

    Kamari Beach Hotel is a great place to enjoy the black sandy beaches of Kamari. Take a stroll along the beach or join in with the organised water-sport activities. The stunning outdoor pool area is a great place to unwind. Have a refreshing dip in the pool or simply relax on a sun bed and admire the beautiful views of the sea. Delight in a drink or a snack at the pool bar and join in one of Kamari Beach Hotel's lively barbecue nights. The rooms at Kamari Beach Hotel are spacious and tastefully decorated, with some featuring beautiful sea views. Enjoy a relaxing start to the day with a buffet breakfast on the sunny terrace.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Billiard
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
    • TV lounge

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Day 2

Akrotori, Pyrgos and Wine

Your day begins with a visit to the Archaeological site of Akrotori (entrance fee to be paid locally, at 12 Euro per person). The excavations at Akrotori have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean. The first habitation at the site dates from the Late Neolithic times (at least the 4th millennium BC). The town's life came to an abrupt end in the last quarter of the 17th century BC when the inhabitants were obliged to abandon it as a result of severe earthquakes. The eruption followed. The volcanic materials covered the entire island and the town itself. These materials, however, have protected up to date the buildings and their contents, similar to Pompeii. The tour then continues on to the black sand beach of Perivolos. Here you will have free time for lunch (own account) or a swim. The beach distinguishes for its sparkling azure blue waters and tranquil atmosphere. On the beachfront there are numerous taverns, pubs and restaurants serving fresh fish and local delicacies. Your day then continues with a visit to Megalochori village, then you will discover the village of Pyrgos. Here you can walk up to the ruins of the Venetian castle. The day wraps up with a visit to a local Santo Winery, for a wine tasting. Did you know that during the rule of the Venetians, between the fourteenth and sixteenth century, Santorini was even producing some of the most valuable wine in all of Europe?

Duration6 Hours
Day 3

Volcano and Hot Springs

Your day begins with a boat ride, departing the old port at 11:00am. You will sail, enjoying the stunning views, until you reach the volcano lava "Nea Kameni". This volcano is extremely famous for the beautiful caldera, the island is also known for the two small islands of black lava positioned at the centre of the basin of Santorini which are, geographically, the youngest islets in the Eastern Mediterranean. Here you have around an hour to walk up to the crater, which is still active. You will then set sail along the lava rock to reach the hot springs of "Palea Kameni". Here you will stop for around 20 minutes (off shore), giving you time to swim towards the hot springs. The yellow waters contain a large amount of sulfur and are characterized for their therapeutic purposes. Today, Agios Nikolaos which is the small cove in Nea Kameni islet is a true health source. After your swim, you will re-board the boat and sail back to the old port in Fira.

Note:
This tour does not include a guide. You have free time to enjoy the volcano and swim in the hot springs.
You have the option to take a cable car or donkey (additional cost), or walk the 500 steps to reach the old port (up and down).

Duration3 Hours
Day 4

Central Santorini to Airport

Duration30 Minutes

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily April through October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Santorini
  • Breakfast daily
  • “Akrotori, Pyrgos and Wine” touring
  • Trip to the Volcano and Hot Springs.

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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27 Oct 2017

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