Holidays in Santorini

Santorini - history and culture

Santorini belongs to the complex of Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, near Ios, Sikinos and Anafi. In fact, Santorini is a group of islands consisting of Fyra or Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Old Kameni and New Kameni. It is characterized by the volcano in the centre of the cluster. Fyra, perched on the edge of the caldera, is the capital of the island. Oía, to the north of Fyra, is renowned for its spectacular sunsets. The town and villages are famous for their traditional Cycladic architecture making the island a popular, romantic destination.The Santorini cluster was originally one island known as Strongili, but the violent eruption of the volcano in about 1600 BC caused the collapse of a part of the island, leaving only its outline. This eruption was also responsible for the destruction of the Minoan civilisation in Crete.The island today presents an awesome landscape and an archaeological heritage dating from prehistoric times. The archaeological wealth can be seen at Akrotiri and Mesa Vouno. Santorini or Thyra is the appropriate island for fancy holidays and romance. Don't miss the sunset from Caldera ...

Santorini useful info

Buses +30 22860 25404
Taxi +30 22860 22555
Police Station +30 22860 22649
Port Authority +30 22860 22239
Akrotiri Archaeological Site +30 22860 81366
Hospital +30 22860 22237
 


Holiday packages, Offers for Santorini

Holiday packages for Santorini

Greecehotelholiday.com, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Santorini. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental

You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Ios, Sikinos or Anafi to create your own unique holiday.

 

Santorini Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Santorini - Thira

Book your ferry tickets for Santorini (Thira-Santorini) online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.-

Ship itinerary information for Santorini

Departure is from Pireaus Port and arrival at the port of Athinios – Santorini. The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Santorini online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Being a popular destination, Santorini is connected with many other islands. Ship connections are available for Cycladic islands, Dodacanese and Crete. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Santorini

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Santorini, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Santorini

The Santorini airport is connected with the main airports of Greece. Moreover, Santorini airport welcomes several foreign airlines, especially during summer time, which schedule regular or charter flights. Thus, travellers from abroad have the chance to visit this magnificent destination.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Santorini International airport is called Zefyros (Santorini - Thira International Airport, Zefyros). The airport is located near Monolithos, on the east side of the island, and 8 km away from Fyra.

Flights to Santorini

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Santorini are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 45 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carriers are Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines. Santorini airport is connected with Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Crete, as well.

International flights

International passengers will reach Santorini via Athens, however, there are some low cost airlines from European destinations that connect directly.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Santorini change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Santorini

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit Greecehotelholiday.com and find cheap tickets for Santorini. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Santorini Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

Greecehotelholiday.com provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Santorini

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Santorini (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Santorini

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Santorini (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Santorini

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Santorini

When browsing the hotel list for Santorini, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Santorini, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Santorini, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are the airport (Santorini Airport), the port of Santorini (Santorini Port and Fyra (Santorini-Fyra). These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Santorini. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and places of interest in Santorini

Excursions and tours in Santorini

The tours available for Santorini are the following:

Santorini Island Day Trip.

4-Day Santorini Tour from Athens.

2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens.

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Scenic Tour of Santorini, including Oia and Mt Profitis Ilias Monastery.

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia and Fira, including Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Wine Tasting.

Santorini Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Oia, Fira and the Akrotiri Excavation.

So, take advantage of our suggestions and feel the magic of the island by booking online tours in Santorini

Places of interest in Santorini

The world aknowledged beaches of Santorini are found mainly along the eastern and the south-eastern side of the island. Each and every beach has its own unique and outstanding qualities: black shiny pebbles, unique land formations, black, white and red sand, unusual and unforgettable scenery. Most beaches are well organised offering beach chairs, umbrellas, as well as various water sports. The most popular ones are Perissa, Perivolos, Vlychada, Monolithos, Red Beach and White Beach.

Famous for its breathtaking caldera, the volcano and its romantic sunset, the island of Santorini is considered one of the top places in the world. Perched on the edge of steep cliffs, the picturesque villages of Santorini offer great views to the Aegean Sea and the submerged volcano. There is a variety of museums, such as the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Naval Museum, the Folklore and the Santorini Wine Museum.

Thematic tours in Santorini

Santorini is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Romantic Holidays In Greece

Luxury Tourism.

Restaurants and nightlife in Santorini

Whatever your entertainment choice is, it is certain that you will find what you are looking for in Santorini. The island caters for all tastes, offering both a cosmopolitan and lively night scene, as well as relaxing and family vacation.

Gastronomy is a personal matter, however, in Santorini, you will find delicious and unforgettable tastes from the traditional greek or international cuisine. The Greecehotelholiday.com tourist guide suggests several tavernas and restaurants on the island, which are characterised by the cycladic or modern style.

Santorini does not only offer restaurants and tavernas of executive gastronomy, but also affordable solutions for all tastes.

 

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