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Santorini Idyllic Greek Island Stopover

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 551

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.


 IDEA: We can arrange for you to take in the Greek Wedding evening shows.

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Accommodation in Santorini

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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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    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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    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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    Santorini Palace



    The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance to the old port, museums, shops, and restaurants. Guests may take full advantage of the resort facilities, the peaceful hotel spa atmosphere, keep up with their fitness in the fully equipped ...

    The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance to the old port, museums, shops, and restaurants. Guests may take full advantage of the resort facilities, the peaceful hotel spa atmosphere, keep up with their fitness in the fully equipped gym, relax by the pool, enjoy a walk on the Caldera’s promenade or even experience Fira cosmopolitan nightlife. All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and minibar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and hairdryer. Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant served international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool.

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    El Greco



    El Greco resort hotel in Santorini welcomes you in a place that combines simplicity with beauty and make your stay in a resort hotel a truly unforgettable experience. El Greco resort hotel provides new standards of luxury accommodation on its guests and is one of ...

    El Greco resort hotel in Santorini welcomes you in a place that combines simplicity with beauty and make your stay in a resort hotel a truly unforgettable experience. El Greco resort hotel provides new standards of luxury accommodation on its guests and is one of the most prestigious Santorini resort hotels in Fira and the whole island of Santorini. Four open air main pools with sweet water, one children pool and two open air Jacuzzi will totally satisfy your appetite for swimming. Pool areas are complete with lounge chairs and umbrellas and of course a bar that you can order and enjoy snacks, coffees and beverages all the time.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Childrens Pool
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lobby
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV lounge

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    Cliff Side Suites



    A volcano's eruption created an island full of myths, beautiful landscapes, amazing views, rare food and wine tastes that holds the magical Aegean allure. Volcanic grounds embraced by the light blue of the sky and the greatness of the Aegean sea created Santorini. But what ...

    A volcano's eruption created an island full of myths, beautiful landscapes, amazing views, rare food and wine tastes that holds the magical Aegean allure. Volcanic grounds embraced by the light blue of the sky and the greatness of the Aegean sea created Santorini. But what is there that gives colour and a different twist in Santorini. Small, white houses, with terraces and balconies and a unique architecture that face world's most famous sunset, and there is Cliff Side Suites one of the most beautiful suite- complexes in the magnificent island of Santorini. 23 private suites with all the finest comforts, built in a cave- like structure with small yards or balconies in the edge of the cliff of Firostefani, a small village close to Fira offering one of the best view spots in the island.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Breakfast Room
    • Currency Exchange
    • Doctor on Call
    • Pool bar
    • Swimming Pool
    • Transfer Service
    • Veranda
    • Wake-up service

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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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    Belvedere Suites



    Imagine the world's most famous sunset in your fingertips, small and big boats slipping in the calm waters of Aegean, the powerful Caldera at every glimpse that you take in the horizon. We managed to gather the magic of Santorini in the totally refurbished Belvedere, ...

    Imagine the world's most famous sunset in your fingertips, small and big boats slipping in the calm waters of Aegean, the powerful Caldera at every glimpse that you take in the horizon. We managed to gather the magic of Santorini in the totally refurbished Belvedere, a hotel that gives new dimension in the cosmopolitan accommodation in Santorini.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe (Elecronic)
    • Telephone
    • TV

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    Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa



    Perched on the Northwest edge of the idyllic Santorini Island, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa offers exquisite comfort, a unique design, romantic ambiance and cutting-edge services in one of the world's best-loved destinations. Neatly tucked away, at the edge of Oia village, the ...

    Perched on the Northwest edge of the idyllic Santorini Island, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites and Spa offers exquisite comfort, a unique design, romantic ambiance and cutting-edge services in one of the world's best-loved destinations.

    Neatly tucked away, at the edge of Oia village, the unique and luxurious Santo Maris Oia is a destination on its own with a feast of amenities offering relaxation in every inch of the facility with exclusive views to some of the most spectacular sunsets. Thanks to its prime location it boasts wide spaces, a warm welcoming environment and privacy to make sure your stay is the most authentic experience in Santorini.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Parking
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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    Andronis Luxury Suites



    Andronis Luxury Suites is situated in Oia Village one of the most traditional villages in Santorini island. The village overlooks the tranquil and scenic view of the Volcano. Andronis Luxury Suites is on the cliff edge of Oia Village observing the panoramic Caldera View. The ...

    Andronis Luxury Suites is situated in Oia Village one of the most traditional villages in Santorini island. The village overlooks the tranquil and scenic view of the Volcano. Andronis Luxury Suites is on the cliff edge of Oia Village observing the panoramic Caldera View. The Suites are only 30 minutes from Santorini Airport and Athinios Port.

    Step into the destination where dreams come true. Santorini, an island blessed by the Gods with breathtaking scenery and unique culture, is the perfect place to visit, when looking for more than just romance, luxury or beauty. A volcanic eruption thousands of years ago gave Santorini its distinct crescent shape that continues to awe visitors and locals alike. Let yourself go and assimilate the view and serenity of it all from your Andronis Luxury Suite,on the edge of the cliff.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Sun Terrace
    • Tour Desk

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 551

Itinerary

Day 1

Airport to Santorini

Duration30 Minutes

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 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.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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Dana Villas

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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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Day 2

Santorini Wine Roads - Afternoon Tour

Wine has been produced in Santoini since ancient times, and during the Middle Ages the wine of Santorini became famous worldwide under the influence of the Republic of Venice. Wine was made on the island in Greek and Roman times, but the region became particularly noteworthy in the Middle Ages when Crusaders captured control of the island from the Byzantine empire after Constantinople was sacked in 1203. Today you will have the opportunity to visit 3 traditional wineries and meet the wine producers. Here you will learn about the unique viticulture, plus have a chance to sample a number of different wines as well as an assortment of Greek cheese and olives. Driving from winery to winery you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Santorini.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Volcano and Hot Springs

Leave the port of Athinios to embark on the traditional boat for your visit of active craters of the volcano on the top of the island of Nea Kameni, in Greek means "new burnt"... where you will stop for about 1 1/2 H.

Then sail to Palea Kameni, "old burnt", where thermal springs provide natural warm-water bathing. While the surrounding water and beaches may be cold, and winds can be daunting. Your stop will be about 30m. Next destination will be Thirassia which is a typical cycladic village with a way of life as it used to be before the invasion of tourism. Tiny houses of various colours give a special character to these small settlements. Is an ideal place to taste some of the traditional plates of Santorini (lunch is not included in the price), to swim or to discover the simple village of Manolios by donkey. Here your stop will be about 1.5 - 2H.

When you arrive in your last destination the assistant will inform you the pick-up point and the time that the buses depart (that depends on the sunset time) . The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. This distance covered or walking the traditional steps on feet (250 steps) or by donkeys. Oia was severely damaged in the 1956 earthquake and much work has been involved to implement its restoration. The beauty of Oia is unsurpassed. In fact, it is almost impossible to describe in words. Small white houses tier the hillside, interspersed by splashes of rich okra, deep fuchsia, cobalt blue, oyster pink and earthy red. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece. It has inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini. Oia is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical. In Oia there are two types of dwellings, the cave houses dug into the volcanic rock on the Caldera cliffs, and the Captains houses. The cave houses used to be the homes of ship crews, whereas the Captains houses belonged to the affluent class of ship owners. Many of the churches in Oia were dedicated to sailors.

Duration6 Hours
Day 4

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.

DP SANCITY4DGR
29 Oct 2018

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