Lignos Hotel

Parodos Agiou Mina, Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece
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Santorini Information

by pinklady1980

I'm thinking of going to Santorini in August 2006 for a fortnight. What's it like??? What will the weather be like???? Which is the best place to visit???? Is it expensive to eat out?????

RE: Santorini Information

by SWFC_Fan

Hi

What's it like?

It's a volcanic island, lots of red and black rocks overlooking sparkling blue seas. The two most picturesque villages on the island, Oia and Fira, consist of whitewashed buildings clinging perilously to the edge of these rocks. If you're looking for a beach holiday, Santorini is far from your best option. There are beach resorts on the island, but the beaches are not sandy. 3 days on Santorini was enough for me (but I'll revisit the island again in future)....I'd have struggled to keep myself occupied for a week let alone a fortnight. However, there are other islands that can be visited from Santorini by ferry so if you're staying for a fortnight you might want to look into potential daytrips off the island. Be warned: August sees the island swamped with visitors.

What will the weather be like?

It'll almost certainly be hot and sunny. Maybe too hot for much strenuous sightseeing. It'll still be warm at nights too....so make sure you get accommodation with air conditioning!

Which is the best place to visit?

You can't go to Santorini without visiting Oia and Fira. Both are unbelievably picturesque and are the main reasons for visiting the island. In terms of beaches....I believe a place called Perissa has one of the better beaches on the island.

Is it expensive to eat out?

If you want to eat in one of the fancy restaurants overlooking the Caldera (the volcanic crater) at either Oia or Fira then YES, it can become expensive. But it doesn't have to be....venture away from the spectacular views and eat on the high street and you won't pay any more than on any other Greek island.

Enjoy Santorini if you do decide to go there!

Jonathan


RE: RE: Santorini Information

by pinklady1980

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Your info is really helpful. Thanks again!!!!!

RE: RE: Santorini Information

by pinklady1980

Thanks for replying, your info will be very helpful.

Travel Tips for Fira

Visit the Cathedral of the Candlemas of the Lord

by Gillybob

The Orthodox Cathedral in Fira was originally built in 1827 and, as result of an earthquake, was rebuilt in 1956. The Cathedral is located in the centre of Fira, with a large square outside. The cathedral has beautiful frescoes inside which were painted by a local artist, Christoforos Assimis.

This cathedral sits prominently and can be seen from quite a distance but up close, it can be quite difficult to find the entrance as rolling arches create a courtyard through which you can see an impressive belltower but not quite how to get to the entrance. Walk along the arches and you find the entrance set in the middle.

I visited on a Sunday afternoon and there was a wedding due that same day so the florist was busy setting up the flowers for the wedding.

PATRONS TAKE NOTE : A lady was in attendance at the cathedral when I visited and shortly after people left, she was snuffing out any candles they had been lit and putting them into the bins. I'm not sure if this was because there was a wedding due but I felt that if people had said prayers and lit candles, they should be left to burn.

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