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Santorini Holidays

Santorini holiday

Picture clusters of whitewashed buildings overlooking the sea, sprawling vineyards and - of course - world-famous sunsets, and you might just start to understand what Santorini's all about.

Destination Highlights

  • Romantic island with small resorts

  • Stunning views

  • Instagram-worthy sunsets

  • Chic and stylish hotels

Read more about things to do in Santorini and travel advice for Santorini.

What are the best beaches in Santorini?

Whilst Santorini’s volcanic landscape means it’s not known for gorgeous white-sand beaches, it doesn’t mean that it’s not short of a beach or two. Unique and perfect in every way, here are a couple of our faves:

  • Perissa - Blue Flag beach with black volcanic sands. This beach is a hotspot for watersports fans

  • Red Beach - The unique red cliffs and copper-toned sands make this beach a must-visit in Santorini

  • Perivolos - A lively stretch with plenty of loungers ready for use, tons of facilities and a great choice of dining options close by

  • Monolithos - Gently sloping sands and calm waters make this unspoilt beach a great choice for families

  • Kamari - A great beach in a great location, Kamari Beach is popular with both families and couples

Thinking of going all-in? Take a look at some of our top all-inclusive holidays in Santorini.

What are the top hotels in Santorini?

Chic cave rooms, stylish infinity pools, blissful adult-only hotels and great family-friendly resorts, Santorini really does have it all. So, whether you’re whisking your partner away for a romantic weekend or heading out with the family for some fun in the sun, Santorini is sure to have the perfect hotel for you. Take a look at a few of our faves below:

  • Bella Santorini (Perivolos) - Whitewashed walls, a free-form swimming pool and plenty of charm. And, all just 300m from the beach

  • Splendour Resort (Firostefani) - A five-star, modern luxury hotel featuring a swimming pool with stunning sea views

  • El Greco (Fira) - TLocated in the capital, this gorgeous resort has everything needed for a perfect family getaway

  • La Mer Deluxe Spa Resort & Conference Center - Adult Only (Kamari) - Five-star luxury, two swimming pools and only 50m from the beach!

  • Marilia Village (Perivolos) - Contemporary Greek design with an option for apartment-style accommodation. Great for larger groups or families

Find out more about where to stay in Santorini.

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Weather in Santorini

























Santorini is like that friend who looks good in every selfie – it's just always on point. In the summer (June to September), temperatures sashay around 25-30°C. It's the perfect time for cliff-jumping, sunbathing, or perhaps a saucy little tango with a glass of local wine.

Now, let's get to the juicy part. The weather in Santorini has a bit of a flirtatious side in spring and autumn. Teasing you with a comfortable 15-25°C, these seasons are just begging for an outdoor escapade. Who's up for an island-hopping adventure?

Winter doesn't go unnoticed either, strutting its stuff between 10-15°C from December to February. Sure, it might play hard to get with a chance of rain, but that's just an excuse to snuggle up in a cosy taverna.

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How long does it take to fly to Santorini?

It takes about four hours to fly to Santorini from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Santorini?

Santorini is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Santorini?

The official currency of Santorini is the Euro.

What language do they speak in Santorini?

The official language spoken in Santorini is Greek.