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Villas in Santorini
Looking for a paradise by the sea for a vacation? Look no further because you have found it! The beautiful island of Santorini is the paradise you have always dreamed of and been waiting for. It is located in the south of the Aegean Sea in southeast Greece and it’s one of the most popular islands in the country. Santorini has the best and most surprising villas to stay in and the best part of all is that you will have the sea close by so you can refresh yourself, as well as having a range of restaurants with traditional Greek food and tourist places with interesting stories to discover. Luxurious Villas with infinity pools and hydro massage tubs
To spend your dream vacation, you can find a variety of luxurious villas with a very distinctive traditional style called yposkafa which consists of a cyclical architecture with white walls and blue windows representing the Greek flag. The villas have mostly infinity pools with breathtaking scenery and relaxing hot tubs of hydro massage located on the terrace. Although you can also find some with pools in the style of a lighted cave. You can enjoy a glass of wine in the hot tub while the children can have fun in the pool. At the end of the evening, you can also organise a dinner on the terrace or on the balcony next to the sunset.
Travelers and activities
You will be happy to know that Santorini is one of the most romantic islands in Greece. The island has many restaurants, vineyards and tours that are perfect for a date. One of the best options is to have dinner at Selene restaurant. The place has some of the best menus in Santorini with traditional Greek appetizers ranging from sea urchins to octopus with olive oil and truffles. It is a great place to go if you want to surprise your loved one with a fine meal. But if you are looking for something with a sea view we recommend you go to Kapari Wine Restaurant, located in Imerovigli. They will also offer you Mediterranean gastronomic pleasures combined with the local taste of Santorini, plus a bar with refreshing drinks and one of the best views of the Aegean Sea. Although if you would like a more in-depth experience with drinks you can go to Santo Wines located in Pyrgos. The winery offers a guided tour and a bar where you can taste the most special and best quality wines. And last, another great idea to spend the day with your partner is to go horseback riding on the island. You can make a reservation with Santo Horse Riding and take a tour of the caves and beaches until the sun goes down. Santorini for Beach Lovers
There is no better way to enjoy Santorini's beaches than by immersing yourself in its beautiful blue waters and sunbathing on its unique sands. The island has many beaches such as Perissa, Monolithos, Agios Georgios, White Beach, Vlychada, Armeni and the list goes on. Most of them are distinguished from others in Greece by their shores covered with red and black volcanic pebbles. The most famous of them is the Red Beach located in the area of Akrotiri. It's a small beach but with red stones and crystal clear waters perfect for swimming. Kamari is also another very famous beach in Santorini. It is located southeast of Fira and it’s distinguished by its black sands. The beach is organized so you will get sunbeds and parasols. You can also rent a Jet Ski from Perivolos beach to explore the deserted beaches, sea caves and see the huge cliffs. Perivolos not only has several water sports but also the Chilli Bar, a perfect destination for party people with an outdoor patio bar where you can enjoy a cocktail or a tasty meal after the beach.
Santorini is home to one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, The Lighthouse of Akrotiri, built in 1892.
Top 7 travel tips in Santorini
Don't miss the unique opportunity to visit one of the youngest volcanoes in the Eastern Mediterranean. Nea Kameni is an island of volcanic earth formed 450 years ago which you should not miss. To get there you will have to take a boat tour to explore the villages of Thirassia and Oia where you can swim in the relaxing and healing hot springs. The site is one of the highest points of interest in Santorini and to reach the 130m high crater, you will have to walk for about 20 minutes to be able to appreciate its beauty more closely.2. Watch the sunset in The Castle of St Nicholas
Located in the northwest of Santorini, St. Nicholas Castle dates back to the 15th century and was once one of the most important residences on the island. The castle was home to the Byzantine aristocracy but unfortunately, much of the architecture was destroyed in the 1956 earthquake. Today only the ruins remain and they offer one of the most popular spots in Oia where you can appreciate the sunset and the impressive views from the walls of the old fortification.3. Walk from Fira to Oia
If you love hiking, Santorini has the best hiking route for you. You can walk along the 10 km path that connects Fira with Oia. You will start in Fira, pass by Firostefani in the north and then by the village of Imerovigli. From there you will follow the rural road to Oia. The route takes about 3 to 5 hours and is considered low difficulty so it is ideal for beginners and experts. The best thing is that it offers you impressive views of the immense Aegean Sea and the volcanoes that will leave you amazed. Remember to bring your camera to capture the memories of this unique landscape.4. Visit the incredible Thera prehistoric museum
Located in Fira, The Museum of Prehistory Thera has collections of prehistoric findings found in Santorini, Ancient Thera and the Minoan site of Akrotiri. It is a rather incredible site to visit which includes exhibits of unique ceramics, armaments, marble statues and Minoan fantastic frescoes such as the House of Ladies. Out of all of these objects, a clay oven and bathtub, as well as some vases, stand out. The museum has four exhibition sections with very detailed information that will give you a great perspective of how prehistoric times were.5. Find out more about Akrotiri
If you want to know a little more about Akrotiri you should go to one of the main attractions of Santorini, the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Here lies a fully developed ancient Minoan village that was built around 4000 BC, but was later destroyed by an earthquake. The town was rebuilt again but unfortunately a century later was destroyed by a volcanic eruption. The lava and ashes surprisingly allowed the preservation of the place where even olive flowers were found under the ashes. You will be able to observe the details of the structures made of mud and pass by the footbridge to admire the city from above.6. Enjoy the open air cinema in Kamari
On your vacation to Santorini one summer activity you should do is see a film under the stars in the Kamari Cinema. You will be able to enjoy a selection of films (all in English) outdoors while the sun sets and the stars emerge in the darkness. The cinema has a bar for you to accompany the experience with wine or cocktails and they also sell nachos, chocolate bars and popcorn.7. End the day with a sweet taste
To end the day with a sweet taste you can go to Lolitas's Gelato where you will find a delicious ice cream made with fresh milk and a variety of flavors including pistachio ice cream, banana, chocolate, hazelnut and more. The place has outdoor seating for you to enjoy every bite. Although if you prefer a dessert other than ice cream you can go to Confetti Dessert Boutique located in the village of Imerovigli where they will offer you an unforgettable culinary experience with their cakes.
Vi llas in Santorini
Visit the stunning island of Santorini for your next beach vacation. The island is officially known as Thira in Greek and you can find it located in the Aegean Sea, just southeast of the mainland. Santorini is the largest of the islands in its archipelago and part of the Cyclades volcanic islands. This is the perfect destination if you want to spend your vacation in a relaxing atmosphere. With a population of 15,550 inhabitants, Santorini is the ideal place for some peace and relaxation. Whether you want to visit the more popular parts of Santorini or discover untouched natural landscapes, you will find plenty of options while visiting here. Santorini includes plenty of inhabited islands in its surrounding, such as Therasia, Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi and Christiana.Villas in Santorini
The beautiful natural landscape that surrounds Santorini will ensure that the rental properties will be located in stunning locations. Spend the afternoon sunbathing under the Mediterranean sun in your private garden. Invite some friends over for dinner on your terrace overlooking the beach. Have a nice glass of white wine on your balcony at sunset. These are just some of the many opportunities available for you in Santorini.
Travelers and activities
Santorini is filled with outdoor adventures to enjoy while in the area. Take a boat trip around Santorini to discover the volcanic islands. One of the most stunning locations is the Palea Kamini hot springs, where you will get the chance to take a dip and enjoy a refreshing swim. On the other hand, you can go to the island of Nea Kameni to climb the summit of this active volcano. The hike can be found on a 1.6 miles trail loop and it's ideal for hikers of all ages and levels.Santorini for food lovers
Santorini’s popularity in Greece and the world means that you will have a long list of places to eat. From rustic traditional taverns to upscale seafood restaurants with panoramic views, Santorini will provide you with an authentic experience when it comes to food. One of the most loved restaurants in Santorini is Aktaion. You can find this restaurant located on a terrace that overlooks the caldera and it is known to be the longest-running tavern on Santorini, opened in 1922. The restaurant serves dishes with ingredients grown or produced on the island itself. Do not miss out on the feta loukoumades with tomato chutney while you visit this restaurant. Another local favorite is the Metaxi Mas, situated in the Exo Gonia Village. Here you’ll be greeted with a platter of olives, barley rusks, cheese and raki. The menu is full of Cretan dishes such as the Sfakiani pita, apaki and stamnagathi greens.
Did you know that the island had one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history?
Top 7 travel tips in Santorini
Visit the capital of Santorini while on the island. Here you can discover the famous white and blue houses typical of Greece while also enjoying the chic boutiques you will find all over the streets.2.Oia
Another stunning place to visit while in Santorini is Oia. Here you will encounter many iconic white houses, traditional churches with blue domes, as well as splendid views of the caldera.3. Perissa Beach
Take advantage of the warm weather and spend your day at the beach. Go to Perissa to find a long strand of black sand beach and coastal taverns for lunch.4. Amoudi Bay
Check out this unique fishing town in Santorini. Head down the 300 steps stairway to find this location filled with small taverns and a stunning pier. Keep going down the path to find an excellent diving spot.5. Boutari vineyard
Take some time to unwind and have a glass of wine. This vineyard will provide you with wine tastings and official tours of its stunning grounds.6.Akrotiri
Learn about local history in Akrotiri. This archaeological site is an ancient Minoan city that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1613 B.C.7. Ancient Thera
To continue your historical tour, check out Ancient Thera. Located on Mesa Vouno Hill, this city was founded in the 9th century B.C. Here you will discover the remains of temples, a theater and the gymnasium.