Santorini – The Jewel of the Cyclades

Santorini the island of blue roofs, white washed buildings and amazing sunsets, was formed from a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. The volcanic eruption which formed its amazing Caldera overlooking the crystal blue Aegean sea, holds many winding streets, beautiful tavernas and the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever see.

It is an island of luxury and romance and is undoubtedly one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Full of luxurious boutique hotels offering infinity pools overlooking the enchanting Aegean sea, private sunset boat tours and wine tasting, what more could you want?

Whether it’s a luxurious holiday, romantic getaway or a short break full of activity, Santorini has it all. With many towns dotted around the island, you will be sure to find something for everyone.

Fira: Also known as Thira, the cities capital and shopping hub of Santorini, with lots of gift shops, jewellers and amazing food shops to choose from. This is the main transportation hub, here, you can find the airport bus and local buses which stop in most of the towns on the island. Fira is where you will find lively nightlife and amazing cocktail bars.

Oia: The home of Oia Castle, the hotspot for the best view of the sunset on the island. People flock to the castle almost two hours before the sunset to ensure they get the perfect spot. Something you definitely do not want to miss out on! Oia has many beautiful cliff side restaurants, boutiques and luxurious hotels. A lively picturesque town which is a must see on your trip.

Amoudi Bay: The beautiful bay and port is located below Oia. To reach the bay you can take a donkey ride or if you would prefer a challenge you can walk down the 300 stone steps. At the end of these steps you will be met with crystal clear blue waters and amazing seafood restaurants serving fresh fish that are caught in the waters surrounding it. You can also catch a private boat ride from this little port to the beaches around or to see the famous volcano.

Kamari and Perissa: If you would prefer something a little quieter and to get away from the buzz of Fira and Oia, Perissa or Kamari would be the perfect choice. The two towns are on the the east of the island and have the best black sand beaches. A great spot for families with many hotels and beach side tavernas. If you would like to do something a bit different why not try out Kamari’s open-air cinema, or try out the water sports on Perissa beach.

If island hopping is something that you are interested in, why not start from Santorini? With a new route flying direct from Dublin to Santorini airport operated by Ryanair and Aer Lingus and many daily ferries arriving and departing from the island, Santorini is now more accessible than it ever was before.

Contact us now on 01-882 2500 to book your dream holiday to the amazing Santorini!


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