The picturesque island of Santorini is a travellers paradise. Stunning sea views, dark volcanic sands and hotels built into the cliff side are just some of the Instagram-worthy sights you will find here.
Signature white-washed buildings, cobbled streets and blue-domed churches line this picture-perfect, cliff-side town. Team this with long hot summers, superb cuisine and not forgetting the fine wine of the region, and it’s no wonder travel-hungry holiday-makers flock to its shore year after year.Beaches
Heavily influenced by the volcanic landscape, Santorini beaches are often black sand beaches or small red and black pebble beaches with crystal-clear waters. Kamari and Perissa Beaches offer a lively atmosphere with plenty of beachside bars and dining options available along the shoreline. For a truly unique experience, a visit to Red Beach is a must. Aptly names after its copper-toned sands this rustic beach is set in front of a stunning mountain backdrop with little else around.Culture
Emblematic of Greece, Santorini’s Cycladic architecture with its blue domed churches has become synonymous with the island. For a taste of the true Santorini head to one of the five ancient castles or wander around the many churches and religious monuments the island has to offer.Food & Drink
The cuisine in Santorini is unlike any other Greek island. Traditional Greek dishes are readily available but there is also a large number of signature dishes originating from this small island. We recommend trying the Santorini classic, Sfoungato – a variation on an omelette with courgette, tomato and potato. Fresh seafood is also very popular here, along with locally produced cheeses and a variety of sweet treats. As for drinks, Santorini produces some of the region’s best wine. A trip to a vineyard is always a great way to see this.Nightlife
The capital of Santorini, Fira, boasts a lively nightlife with plenty of bars and clubs to keep you going all night. Coastal resorts such as Kamari and Perissa offer a blend of chic beachfront bars and lively atmospheric bars while Oia is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.Important Information Flight Time: 4hrs Time Difference: +2hrsCurrency: Euro Official Language: Greek
Santorini hotels for families
Santorini is the perfect place for a quiet family holiday. A time to sit back, relax and enjoy precious time with your loved ones. Take a look at our top picks below for the perfect family holiday.
- 200m from the nearest beach
- Warm and homelike atmosphere
- Wonderful views over the sea
- Hotel is located on the beachfront
- Onsite restaurant
- Great base for exploring the nearby area
- Just 50m from the beach
- Sun terrace
- Family friendly
5 star luxury Santorini hotels
With stunning views and hotels you’ve only ever dreamed about, Santorini is the epitome of luxury. Check out our pick of 5 star properties below and get ready to book the holiday of a lifetime.
- 100m from the coast
- Breathtaking views of the island
- Swimming pool, sun terrace and pool bar
- Located 50m from the beach
- Adults only
- Large Spa area with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and treatments
- 150m from the nearest beach
- Water sports available
- Plenty of friendly bars nearby
Budget Santorini hotels
Who said Santorini had to cost the earth? We’ve selected our favourite properties on this stunning island that won’t break the bank! .
- 100m from the nearest beach
- Great central location
- Easy access to all the resorts shops, bars and restaurants
- Hotel is located on the beach.
- Breakfast room overlooking the Aegean
- Swimming pool, mini market & sauna.
- 250m from the beach
- Large outdoor swimming pool
- Phenomenal views
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