The explosion of sensations
When people think of Santorini their mind immediately goes to Caldera or the magic sunset of Oia. One look around and you can see couples exchanging vows of eternal love on the narrow pathways of the island or various wedding proposals as the sun goes down. It is with good reason that Santorini is on top of the most beautiful islands in the world.As soon as you get to the harbour of the island you will be blown away by the magic of the scenery in front of you. The volcano,the island of Thirasia and Thira are the first things one will see when getting to Santorini.
Oia and Imerovigli are considered as the most romantic spots on the island and there you will enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the world. In Oia you can walk around the narrow streets, see the renowned donkeys of the island to go back and forth and you can walk down towards the beach of Ammoudi. Imerovigli is just as magic.
In Fira you will enjoy the walks down the streets, window shopping in front of the endless row of tiny island shops and, of course, walk in Caldera. Especially during the sunset and at night this spot becomes the main attraction for the visitors.
During your stay, you must visit the villages of Pyrgos, Mesaria and Megalochori. As for the beaches, you should discover the red Beach, Peribolo, Vlychada, the White Beach and the cosmopolitan Kamari.
Last, but not least, Santorini is famous for its vinsanto wine, so a visit to a winery is a must.
- Red Beach
- Palea & Nea Kameni
- Skaros Castle
- Museum of Prehistoric Thira
- Archaeological Site of Akrotiri
- Ancient Thira
Santorini, Thira or Strongyle (its old name) is an island in the south of the Aegean Sea, belonging to the Cycladic archipelago, south of the island of Ios and west from Anafi. It lies 128 miles away from Piraeus Port and 63 miles away from Crete. Athinios is the largest harbour of the island and it is built in the bay that bears the same name. The surface of the island reaches 76,19 km2. Nowadays Santorini is one of the most popular tourist centers in the world. It is well known for its volcano and the last eruption occurred in 1950.
HOW TO GET TO SANTORINI
-From Piraeus port
By speedboat: Daily dipartures (approximately 5 hous)
By regular boat: Daily dipartures (aproximately 8 hours)
-From Rafina port
By speedboat: Daily dipartures (approximately 6 hous)
By regular boat: Daily dipartures (aproximately 8,3 hours)
-From Crete island (Heraklio & Rethymno)
By speedboat: Daily dipartures (approximately 2,5 hous)
By regular boat: Daily dipartures (aproximately 3,5 hours)
There is a frequent connection
- With the rest of the islands of the Cyclades: Syros, Tinos, Mykonos, Andros, Paros, Naxos, Koufonisia, Ios, Anafi, Amorgos, Folegandros, Milos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Serifos, Kythnos
- The islands of the Dodecanese: Rhodes, Kasos, Karpathos
Police Station of Thira: +30 22860 22649
Police Station of Oia: +30 22860 71954
Port Authority of Rafina: +30 22943 21202
Port Authority of Piraeus: +30 210 4172675
Port Authority of Santorini: +30 22860 22231
Municipality of Santorini: +30 22860 22231
Hospital: +30 22860 35300
Fire Service: +30 22860 33199
Postoffice: +30 22860 22238
Airport: +30 22860 31525 +30 22860 31666
Buses(KTEL): +30 22860 25404
Taxi Service: +30 22860 22555
Archaeological Museum: +30 22860 22217
Museum of Prehistoric Thira: +30 22860 23217
Folklore Museum of Santorini:+30 22860 22792
Naval Maritime Museum Oia: +30 22860 71156
Archaeological Site of Akrotiri: +30 22860 81939
Cultural Center of Santorini: +30 22860 22244