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  • Mesa Gialos, Fira, Santorini, Greece
  • Santorini Island, Greece
  • Santorini Island, Greece
  • Blue Domed churches, Caldera, Oia, Santorini, Greece

Santorini is part of the Cyclades group of islands. It is an island, on a Greece  vacation that you might imagine as archetypal Greek Island with its white-washed houses and churches and blue sky.  This very beautiful island was formed from a huge volcanic eruption which created a large lagoon in the middle of the island. It is consequently surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides. It still has an active volcano, the only one in the world whose crater is in the sea. The last big eruption occurred 3,600 years ago. Santorini has a reputation as being a romantic island with its crystal-clear waters perched on the rim of a volcano in the middle of the sea - add to this its amazing sunsets. 

The capital is Fira, a town of proverbial white-washed houses which lies on top of a series of high cliffs. It is where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the island and an amazing view of the volcano on trips to Greece. It is in Fira, on travel to Greece, that you can sit at a café, bar or restaurant and enjoy wonderful views of the harbour where the cruise ships call in. The Santorini Archaeological Museum inFira has exhibits from Roman times to the 5th Century AD. For more dramatic views, take the cable from the town to the top of the cliff. 

Akrotiri is an ancient city dating back to the Minoan civilization (2700–1420 BC) which was rediscovered only 50 years ago when it was found under the volcanic ash from an earthquake in the 1600’s BC. You can view three-storey buildings that survived plus roads, drainage systems and pottery. Like the Roman ruins of Pompeii, it is remarkably well-preserved. Excavated artifacts are shown in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira. 

Oia is a very pretty village, again situated high on a top of a cliff overlooking the sea, with cave houses and restaurants built into the cliff edge. This is a place for white- washed blue domed churches and charming, traditional Cycladic houses. Impressive houses in the town are "cliff houses" built in the niches carved into the caldera keeping them warm in winter and cool in summer. There are several small art galleries including the Art Gallery Oia. The town also has numerous restored churches. One of the most popular attractions in the town is to watch the sun set. This is a special event every evening as the sunset lights up the houses.  

Santorini is also known for its wine production which comes from its many vineyards scattered around the island. The most popular is the sweet and strong Vinsanto, a dessert wine.  

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Greece vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Greece.

Santorini

  • Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

    Take in Greece’s highlights as you explore the country’s ancient past and vibrant present. Tour the world-famous Acropolis in Athens, Greece’s ancient capital, before sampling the iconic nightlife of Mykonos and the rugged volcanic landscape of Santorini in the Cyclades.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,783
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Athens and Santorini: Stays of Distinction

    Embark on a Greece vacation to some of the finest accommodations in the Old World. Staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens and Canavaes Oia Hotel on Santorini, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations as you explore Athens’ world-famous historical centres and delight in the white-washed paradise of Santorini.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,581
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Athens, Santorini and Crete

    Explore the country’s past and present on this journey across Greece. As you pass from Athens to the Greek Islands, you’ll see the iconic Acropolis, walk among the white-washed homes of Santorini, and feast on feta and olives on Crete all the while learning about the country’s ancient past.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,558
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Greece with Rhodes: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes

    Experience Greece’s ancient past and vibrant present on this exploration of Athens and the Greek Islands. Passing from Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes, you’ll explore ancient temples like the Parthenon, stroll along windswept cliffs, and experience the long and storied history of this great nation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,864
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Iconic Aegean: 4 Day Cruise

    Discover the captivating Greek Islands on this cruise through the Aegean. This Greek vacation takes you to sophisticated Mykonos, the Turkish bazaar of Kusadasi, verdant Patmos, Heraklion on Crete, and the enchanting island of Santorini.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 560
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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