Average 4 hour flight
Time difference +2 hour(s)
Average temperature 21°C
HOW TO SPEND YOUR SANTORINI HOLIDAY
Santorini holidays are perfect for those looking for a tranquil, picturesque escape. Famed for blue domes, luxurious hotels and translucent waters, there’s a reason Santorini is one of the most sought after Greek island destinations.
There are lots of things to see and do on a Santorini holiday. When you’re not ogling its breathtaking views, you can soak up the sun on one of its gorgeous beaches and take a dip in the turquoise Aegean Sea. For something more fast paced, there are two water sport centres that make a great family day out. Or take a cable car ride to the bottom of Thira’s caldera, a half-moon shaped bay caused by a historic volcanic eruption. Then hop on a donkey for the trip back up to the top!
Shop in Thiras boutiques and shops, where handmade Byzantine jewellery and embroidered linens are a good buy. The best place to look for art on a Santorini holiday is Oia, where the picture-postcard views inspire local artists. Take a boat trip to Thirassia, an unspoilt island with charming painted houses, a monastery and 20 churches. Visit one of the island's wineries and sample the local wines.
For the best nightlife on your Santorini holiday, head for Thira where you’ll find bars and clubs overlooking the caldera. Occasional guest DJs appear here during the summer months. Elsewhere, the most lively place is Kamari, which also has lots of bars and clubs. Or for a quiet night enjoy a relaxing meal in one of the informal bars along the caldera. Don't miss the sublime sunset, best viewed from Oia.
As well as providing spectacular getaways to Santorini, browse our entire selection of holidays to Greece, including more island getaway destinations like Kos, Mykonos and Rhodes. Or for more style and ancient history, see our Rome holidays too.
THINGS TO DO ON A SANTORINI HOLIDAY
On an island famed for its beauty, one of the best things you can do on a Santorini holiday is admire its spectacular sights. Watching the sunset from Oia’s caldera coastline is a bucket list favourite, while a stroll through Santorini’s serene blue and white streets is unmatched. But Santorini isn’t just beautiful to look at, it’s a volcanic island with an explosive history. Holding a claim by many to be the location of the lost city of Atlantis you’ll find an array of historic and cultural landmarks on the island. Don’t miss the Lost Atlantis Experience!
Thrill seekers, you’ll find two fantastic water parks on the island, plus an array of watersports all across the coast. Jet skiing is a must on Santorini holidays, where you can satiate your need for speed against the beautiful backdrop of crystalline waters and rugged cliffs.
FOOD & DRINK IN SANTORINI
Santorini has eateries to satisfy all tastes, from restaurants serving fresh, locally caught fish and seafood to pizzerias and Chinese restaurants. Don't miss traditional Greek food in a small taverna, or wine from local vineyards.
Couples will be spoilt for choice for romantic dining spots, as are an array of restaurants that overlook breathtaking views of the island. There’s also a huge choice for families too, with many restaurants offering affordable children’s menus. You’ll also find a range of all inclusive, half board and self catering hotels when booking your Santorini holiday, so you don’t need to venture far to dine.