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Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Photo Stops on the Fira to Oia Hiking Trail
"Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and then meet your guide at your Santorini hotel. Take a seat inside your luxury air-conditioned car or minivan (depending on the size of your private group) and set off to explore the island’s southern coast. As you travel listen to your private guide’s enlightening commentary about Santorini and drink in stunning views of the caldera vine-clad hills and sugar cube houses.Make a brief photo stop at the lighthouse on the southern tip of the island before visiting a family-run store to sample homemade delicacies such as sundried tomatoes capers and goat cheese.Next get a glimpse of old-world Greece as you travel through Pyrgos village. Then
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Private Custom Tour: Santorini in a Day
"With a customized itinerary that is tailored to suit your needs and interests spend your chosen five or eight hours on Santorini visiting the cultural historical and natural landmarks that interest you the most. During your tour speak with your private driver-guide about the types of things you would like to see so that the logistics can be arranged.On the day of your tour meet your driver-guide at your Santorini hotel and then set off in a premium
From EUR50.00
 
Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini
"Setting sail from the southern port of Vlychada and following the coastline you will reach the red beach in Akrotiri one of the most beautiful beaches of the island with a distinct red coloration caused by the rich in minerals and iron soil. Then head to the white rocky beach where a stop for swimming and snorkeling is made and highly recommended. After all no one can resist the crystal clear blue waters with the abounding underwater environment and reefs. Heading to the Venetian lighthouse you will sail below the Indian Rocks through caves and rock formations characteristic of the Aegean landscape. Entering the caldera of Santorini
From EUR100.00

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Fira Town

Santorini is probably best known, by people that have never been there, by the dramatic white buildings with the blue domed roofs. Hiking around the island you'll see all sorts of colors but the hills...
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Nea Kameni - The Volcano

The present-day funny shape of the island is created by a huge eruption of the ancient supervulcano, which dates back more than three thousand years. The 30-40 kilometers high eruption cloud was seen...
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Oia Village

Our accommodation was in Firostafani Village only 10 minutes walk from Fira Town. It would have been easy to remain in this comfort zone and have a memorable holiday on Santorini , however we made the...
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Beaches

We did a 3 hour tour on a yacht called Dreamcatcher (Santorini Saling) ... had fabulous time ... swam at couple of beaches and saw Oia village from the sea .... thanks Vladi (Captain), George (Chef)...
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Health Issues And Doctors

Santorini doesn’t have a proper hospital (a long demand by the 15000 locals), just a Public Health Center in Fira which is too small for the large amounts of visitors that go there in summer (about...
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Bits and Pieces

Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impressions. Cats and dogs seem to live a charmed life in the eastern Mediterranean sites we have visited ( see Mykonos Cat Lady ). These two take an...
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May 03, 2015
 
 
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Santorini Street Names

Greek street signs can be confusing at the best of times, especially when you are looking for a specific street for which you only have a Latin transliteration. Santorini manages to deftly avoid such...
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johngayton
Apr 26, 2015

Local fish tavernas

Try to stay away from places that are overtly commercial and go to the family run fish taverns located nearby the smaller beaches and communities.Try Limanaki in Vlihada beach by the new marina. You...
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greekcypriot
Aug 15, 2010

The Commercial Part of Santorini

The Commercial part of the island is the Caldera with the villages of Thira, Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia.Oia is perched so far above the sea like a painting. It is like three islands. And exactly...
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greekcypriot
Aug 15, 2010

THE ISLAND OF SANTORINI

We refer to SANTORINI as one island, but actually it is a complex of five islands. Santorini (Thira) is the main island and around it Thirasia and Aspronisi (parts of the ancient Stroggili) and the...
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greekcypriot
Aug 13, 2010

Useful phone numbers

The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,...
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ealgisi
Jan 05, 2010

Cheapest Internet Access In Town

There are several cafes and bars that provide free WiFi if you have your own machine - one such is Cafe Classico, overlooking the caldera. But if you are travelling machineless the best Internet Cafe...
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johngayton
Dec 20, 2009

A short geography of Santorini

Santorini, is a group of islands, as follows::: Thera, which is the biggest, 75.8 km2, 7000 habitants:: Therasia, 9.3 km2, 250 habitants:: Aspronisi, 0.1 km2, uninhabited:: Palea Kameni, 0.5 km2, 1...
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csordila
Aug 05, 2009

Take a stroll from Fira to Imerovigli.

Sometimes I took a pleasant stroll from Fira to Imerovigli. Between these two places there is another village; Phirostephani.Once you are in Imerovigli you will notice a huge rock in the sea. Its name...
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Maurizioago
Jul 25, 2009

Top Hotels in Santorini Island

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PO Box 45, Imerovigli, 84700, Greece
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Imerovigli 84700, Greece
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Imerovigli, Cyclades, Imerovigli, 84700, Greece
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, Fira, Santorini, 84700, Greece
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Perissa, Greece
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Firostefani, 84700, Greece
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Top Things to Do in Santorini Island

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Oia Village

We lived in Fira but I wish we stayed in Oia! It is so beautiful and cute, that sometimes it doesn`t seem real. And of course it has an amazing sunsets and gathers a huge crowds to enjoy them. I...
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Fira

The capitol and main city of Santorini ( aka Thera, Thira ), as well as the bus transportation hub, has a full time population of less than 2000, but in season receives as many as 6000 cruise ship...
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Pyrgos Village

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...
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Walking

The walk from Fira to Oia along the caldera is one of the prettiest walks i have taken in the entire world and i have been to +70 countries and travelled non stop for more than 20 years. You have...
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Red Beach

IMPIS (Institute for the Study and Monitoring of Santorini Volcano) has sent a letter to the members of the Hotel Association Santorini. They want to draw everyone's attention of the status of Red...
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Akrotiri Excavations

Spyridon Marinatos ( 1901-1974 ) was a renowned Greek archaeologist most famous for his leadership at the Akrotiri ruins. Educated in Athens and Berlin, he became professor of archaeology at the...
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Top 5 Santorini Island Writers

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"Awarded FIRST Most Beautiful Island for 2011!"
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DAO

"SMALL ISLAND - BIG WOW !!!!"
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steventilly

"Cycladean Splendour"
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sandysmith

"Sunshine and Sunset in Santorini"
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"Thira"
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