Fira is the main town on Santorini and a very pretty place.
Part of the town is sitting on steep cliffs and there is a superb view of the bay from there.
the town itself is small town greece at it's... more
Like an enormous crescent moon, Santorini encloses the pure blue waters of its caldera, the core of an ancient volcano. Its two principal towns, Fira and Oia (also transliterated as Ia), perch at the... more
Doesn’t the Caldera look lovely? What a romantic view. Ahhh… Wait! That is an active volcano that could explode at any moment and destroy large parts of Greece! It last erupted in 1950 and you can... more
It is a quiet village and enjoyable to wander around in. There is an old fortress at the top of the town which was destroyed during the earthquake in 1956. This was the site of the town and instead of... more
It's a very steep and long pathway from the harbour to the city, and the mules going up and down are a very typical sight. But the dirt, smells and flies didn't invite us.
We preferred to use the... more
2 days is plenty. If I was younger I'd have had a quad bike, which would be a lot cheaper. Although - a car is a good way to get out of the sun, which, ungrateful though I sound, is needed in the... more
I hike to Messa Gonia one morning and decided to follow the trail all the way up to Pyrgos. It's not that steep but near the top the trail has some areas where its made of pumice and a bit dusty. Most... more
Santorini produces some of the best wine in Greece and most of the wine producers on the island have tours of the wineries with tastings at the end.
You have several places to chose from and i have... more
Ancient Thira is situated on top of a high cliff just above Kamari. It is an excavated site of the foremost post-Minoan settlement on the island. The buildings are spread over a long terraced area and... more
Santorini is one of those places where you have to watch the sun go down.
Because of it´s steep location where the cliffs drop right in to the sea, the sunsets are spectacular and you get the profiles... more
Restaurant "Panorama" in Manolas Village, Thirassia happened to be one exceptional experiance for me. After enjoing a simple but good self-service food with friendly people despite lots of work, I... more
Akrotiri is located 12 kilometers at the S.W of Fira and is a very important archaeological site.The Professor Marinatos began the excavations in 1967 and step by step the scientists are discovering a... more
Emborio is situated on the south side of the island. It's a traditional inland village with a lovely traditional centre. The lower part of the village is not very attractive but you have to go up to... more
This nice, but, small museum. can be found in an old restored mansion house.
It charts the history of the sea, and, the seafarers of the Aegean sea, with photos, model ships and sea charts.
There are... more
The island of Santorini is about 200 kms south east of the Greek mainland with a unique architecture style and you will surely fell in love with it. Being one of the most popular islands of Greece it...
Santorini is a truly wonderful destination. The siting of some of its major towns along the clifftop rim of the caldera is one of the most spectactularly lovely sights I've ever seen. The buildings......
We were fortunate to enjoy a hot week in May in Santorini - sending 4 nights in the village of Karterados, on the outskirts of Fira for the wonderful caldera views and 3 nights on the beach resort of...
Be careful about planning your trip to Santorini! I thought I was going to spend about 2 weeks in Greece, and I spent a month. Santorini (Thira) and the other islands are what made me change my plans....