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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 22 Jun 2019
Hotel Imperial MED & SPA
22 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £935 per person
Hotel Santa Irini
22 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £566 per person
Smaragdi Hotel
22 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £751 per person
Sea Side
22 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £474 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 29 Jun 2019
Castro Hotel
29 Jun 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £710 per person
Stavros Villas
29 Jun 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £643 per person
Epavlis Hotel & Spa
29 Jun 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £783 per person
Hotel Mathios Village
29 Jun 2019 - 06 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £738 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 06 Jul 2019
Kamari Beach Hotel
06 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £916 per person
El Greco Resort
06 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £1,137 per person
Hotel Perissa
06 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £731 per person
Rivari Hotel
06 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £969 per person
8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 13 Jul 2019
Hotel Zeus
13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £712 per person
Emmanouela Studios & Villas
13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £584 per person
Alexandra
13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £689 per person
Argiris Studios
13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 5.0
From £712 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 21 Jun 2019
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Santa Irini Hotel
21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £419 per person
Seaside Beach Hotel
21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £441 per person
Hotel Matina
21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £476 per person
Hermes Hotel
21 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £476 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 05 Jul 2019
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Mirsini Pansion
05 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £382 per person
Christina Pension
05 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £382 per person
Floralia
05 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
From £384 per person
Hotel Palladion
05 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £386 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 30 Aug 2019
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Alexandra Hotel
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £409 per person
Hotel 28
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 5.0
From £442 per person
Matina Hotel
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £473 per person
Hotel Babis
30 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £405 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Sep 2019
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Acqua Vatos Santorini Hotel
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £319 per person
Hotel Marianna
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £284 per person
Aegean Plaza Hotel
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £362 per person
Memories Beach Hotel
06 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £308 per person
Hotel ratings in Santorini
Villa Manos
Karterados
From £433 per person
Amazing!!!
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
Jun 05, 2019
Ottawa, Canada
Atalos Suites
Santorini
From £626 per person
Knowhere better in Kamari!
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
Jun 11, 2019
Nuneaton, Watwickshire
Dimitris Villa
Kamari
From £651 per person
Absolutely felt like home stay
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
Jun 18, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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An overview of Santorini

Part of the Cyclades cluster of islands, croissant-shaped Santorini is located about halfway from Crete and Athens. Officially known as Thira (or Thera), the island suffered a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, causing a deep crater (caldera) in the centre. The caldera today is one of the biggest draws.

Stylish, sensuous and incredibly beautiful, Santorini is the cream of the crop when it comes to the Greek islands. Come for the world-renowned sunsets, volcanic sand beaches and seaside villages where tradition has been kept alive despite decades of exposure to international travellers. It's no surprise that the island welcomes 1.5 million vacationers annually. Package holidays in Santorini are a great way to experience the island.

What to know before visiting Santorini?

The island is served by the Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR), which lies just 6km from the city centre. A flight from London or Manchester to Santorini is easy. Most European capital cities are connected as well.

British nationals do not need a visa and can stay for up to three months. The island is two hours ahead of United Kingdom, and the official language spoken is Greek. Basic English is spoken at most establishments. Learn a few basic phrases - they'll come in handy during your weekend in Santorini.

When is the best time to visit Santorini?

The best time to visit Santorini is between April and June and in September and October. The weather is milder at these times, and Santorini package holidays are on offer at attractive prices. The high season commences in April around Greek Easter and heats up during the summer months. Your flight to and hotel in Santorini are best booked in advance in peak season.

Summer is a splendid time to visit Santorini for its unending lineup of festivals. Greek and international artists assemble each June at the Santorini Jazz Festival in Kamari, followed by Ifestia Festival in September, which features music and a volcanic fireworks spectacle. Art of Motion in October brings together the world's free runners and parkour athletes, who show off their grit and moves. Religious festivals such as Easter, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, and the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ and Pentecost are celebrated with much fervour. Every village has its own festival, often marked by candlelit processions and songs.

What to do in Santorini

  • Spend time at Fira's Old Port (Fira Skala), where most passenger cruise ships arrive. The atmospheric harbour is lined with tavernas and shops, all offering fabulous views from the caldera cliffs.
  • Kamari, a black pebble beach, and the east coast's Perissa are ideal escapes for those seeking more traditional city breaks in Santorini. Beachside fish taverns, sun lounges, water sports and a pretty promenade keep vacationers busy. Snorkelling, diving and scuba diving are recommended.
  • Step off the beach trail to discover Santorini's inner vineyards and traditional villages. Pyrgos, Santorini's highest point, is a winner for it winding backstreets, neoclassical mansions, pretty vineyards and tavernas. Nearby, on Mount Profitis Ilias, stands a monastery dedicated to the prophet Elijah and a museum hosting a fascinating exhibition, 'Vanishing Santorini'.
  • The island's most astonishing sunsets can be experienced at the town of Oia, where you can spend the day exploring little paths, lunching at a fish taverna and then settling into a waterfront bar for the grand finale – a flaming Santorini sunset!
  • Santorini's legendary nightlife encompasses it all, including sunbed parties, intimate bars on the caldera and nightclubs hosting world-class entertainers. Santorini's capital, Fira, is where the action is. Give in to the night during your weekends in Santorini.

Places to visit in Santorini

Commence your sightseeing at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which houses artefacts excavated from Akrotiri, a glowing gold ibex figurine from 17BC, and fossilised olive tree leaves dating to 60,000 BC. Also important is the Archaeological Museum of Thera, located near the cable car station. It's home to detailed clay statuettes and intriguing pottery from Akrotiri and Ancient Thera.

Perched majestically upon Fira's caldera edge, the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral is visible from most of Santorini. Look out for original frescoes painted by Santorini native Christoforos Asimis here. The cliff-perched capital city of Fira is just a 30-minute walk from Imerovigli, which is the highest point on the caldera's edge. The scenic path is filled with terraced restaurants and endless photo opportunities.

Finally, no city breaks to Santorini are complete without a trip to Ancient Akrotiri, where visitors can walk through an ancient Minoan city buried in the massive eruption of 1613 BC. The remains of three-storey buildings, roads and drainage systems are stunning. More history awaits at the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine ruins at Ancient Thera.

What to eat in Santorini

Santorini specialities include white aubergine moussaka, traditional fried tomato balls (domatokeftedes), and fava bean mash (fava me koukia). Fuel up on the island's juicy pomegranates and pistachios, and don't miss out on the globally feted Greek salad, a concoction of veggies, feta cheese and olive oil. There's an old saying that Santorini has more wine than water. Sample some of the local drink, such as Vinsanto, a sweet dessert wine.

What souvenirs can you find in Santorini?

Santorini's one-of-a-kind boutiques and indie shops are a great place to pick up local arts and crafts such as jewellery, wooden objects, evil-eye key chains and petrified lava stone candles. Stock up on local wines, Santorini tomato seeds, white eggplant seeds, marmalade, traditional Greek sweets, olives, and Santorini raki (an alcoholic drink). A pair of Greek leather sandals makes for a great souvenir as well. Consider a flight to and hotel in Santorini for your next getaway.