Santorini is among the best-known Greek islands, mainly for its natural beauty. Santorini is all clear ocean, white-walled buildings and blue-domed churches. In addition, it claims to have some of the best sunsets in the world.
Santorini is an extinct volcano, a caldera where the middle has fallen into the sea creating a ring of crater islands, collectively called Santorini. Hence it has a deep-port lagoon in the middle, arid steep cliffs and dark-sand beaches. The eruption of Santorini 3,600 years ago probably caused the end of the Minoan civilization by swamping nearby Crete with a tsunami. Perhaps it was also this eruption that lost us the legendary city of Atlantis.
Santorini is 120 miles (200 km) southeast of the Greek mainland and well-served by ferries. To get around the island you can catch a bus, or hire a motorcycle and explore all the islands' hidden secrets.
Tours & Tickets
Go island hopping in Greece on an unforgettable 5-day independent tour from Athens, taking in the islands of Syros, Mykonos and Santorini. In between ferry ... Read more
Duration: 5 days (approx.)
Spend your time in the port of Santorini discovering the wonders of the island. On this private shore excursion, you will visit the island's capital, Fira, ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Santorini, also known as the ‘black pearl of the Aegean,’ is easily one of the most spectacular Greek islands! Enjoy three nights on the poster-child island to ... Read more
Duration: 4 days (approx.)