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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

More What to Pack in Santorini Island

Digital camera

Now, I'm no photographer, so I offer no technical advice and no solutions.My (cheap) digital camera suffered rather in the extreme light intensity. The high sun reflecting off the white buildings...
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miniman2804
Jul 29, 2011

Light Luggage, Flat Shoes, Camera are a Must here!

Carry a light baggage. Your hotel might be on a steep road.You don't want to carry heavy things under the burning sun here! Depending on the season. During summer wear long cotton dresses or short...
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greekcypriot
Aug 19, 2010

Two Girls...way too much luggage...

Depends on how you are getting to the island. I flew from Athens so you are restricted to the amount of luggage you are allowed to check-in. I had a full size, a carryon and a backpack which I kept on...
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yaya15923
Nov 04, 2009

Don't forget ...

Something warm for the nights, as there is often a cold wind in the morning and at night, especially during spring and autumn. Sunglasses: due to the sun shining on the white houses, your are...
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Helga67
Jun 12, 2008

Too much sunlight

Do not forget your sunglasses: most of the buildings and streets are often repainted in white and it can be really difficult to manage the sun reflection.A pashmina/scarf can also be very useful,...
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BurgerQueen
Feb 29, 2008

Hair Dryers

I should have learned my lesson the first time. I went to Paris and the hotel provided hair dryers in each room. Oh my gosh! Such a low powered hair dryer it was that it took about 20 minutes to...
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GracesTrips
Jan 24, 2008
 
 
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It's not always warm

Bring a sweater! We went to the Greek Islands in September 18-25 (2007) and would have frozen at night if a greek friend had not insisted we pack a sweater. Even though it was hot enough (some days)...
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wernermark
Sep 26, 2007

Don't forget about the sun!

Light long sleeve shirtFlip FlopsSwim SuitTravel TowelBookHatGlasses *Suntan lotion. And come on now ... no more 15spf!! It's pretty expensive here. I bought a meduim size bottle for 16Euro.*Aloe...
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JennysTravels
Jul 10, 2007

Electrical Adapters

Be careful to pack the right adapters for your electrical items. It seems to always be a problem for me. Though most of Europe probably has a standard outlet, for some reason the stores here just...
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GracesTrips
Oct 24, 2006

Sunscreen is expensive

I couldn't seem to find any budget sunscreen in Greece at all, and being an aussie, I am used to having a great big bottle of supermarket brand block to apply numerous times a day. With that in...
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carolondon
Jul 27, 2006

Comfortable shoes

Because the villages of Santorini consist of narrow walking paths without any access for vehicles, you'll do a lot of walking during your visit. This is even more challenging when you consider that...
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AcornMan
Apr 11, 2006

There is little shade, be prepared

pack light! Rolling suitcases won't get you far when all the roads are stairways. If you have fair skin, as I have, be sure to bring your hat, sunscreen, and an umbrella never hurts. A sunburn does. ...
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Erin09340
Feb 27, 2005

Dress casually, light cotton is excellent.

We travelled with back packs, but in the case of Santorini, I don't think it matters either way. Just be aware that the walkways are often uphill, so go light on your packing. Good walking shoes are a...
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mapakettle
Jan 23, 2005

Best map of Santorini

A good map is nice to have and the stuff you get for free from the tourist businesses on Santorini isn't good enough. The best map I have found is the "Road Editions Santorini 1:35000" published...
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Saagar
Sep 08, 2004

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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greekcypriot

"Awarded FIRST Most Beautiful Island for 2011!"
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steventilly

"Cycladean Splendour"
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sandysmith

"Sunshine and Sunset in Santorini"
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Jmill42

"Thira"
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Lilasel

"The spirit of Love!"
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