Santorini is considered to be the most romantic destination in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! A trip to Santorini with the other half is a dream for anyone who has seen at least one photo of the island’s famous Caldera and exchanging kisses beneath Santorini’s famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience! Visit all the seaside treasures and swim in deep blue waters and visit a huge variety of white, red or black sand or volcanic pebbles beaches.
The White Stone Buildings of Santorini
Book Santorini holidays to soak up the sun on a beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Santorini was actually an ancient volcano and boasts some incredibly dramatic scenery and stunning architecture. The capital Fira sits on the lip of the submerged crater or caldera that dominates Santorini and is reached from the harbour below by a steep, winding path that visitors usually climb on foot or by donkey.
A noticable feature of Santorini holidays is the whitewashed stone buildings that look quite stunning as they reflect the hot summer sun. Santorini also has its share of historical and cultural interest with the archaeological remains of the ancient town of Thera (or Thira), to be found on the east Side of the island, which dates back to the 9th century BC
Santorini - A Romantic Setting
Santorini holidays are typically fairly laidback as Greece holidays go and are popular with couples due to the romantic setting. The beaches at Kamari and Perissa both feature the black sand characteristic of many volcanic islands but the inviting turquoise water around Santorini is warm and good for swimming.
As one of the most popular resorts, a Santorini holiday in a resort such as Kamari will feature plenty of good bars and tavernas and during the day there are all the usual water sports facilities to keep you entertained.
Attractions Of Santorini
The nightlife on Santorini holidays is more than adequate for couples and larger groups alike. At Perissa the waterslide park is a nice way to keep children entertained for the day. Apart from enjoying the beachfront activities and the dramatic spectacle of sunset over the caldera, Santorini has a good reputation for wine making and organised wine tasting tours are available at the wineries in in Pyrgos, Megalochori and Mesa Gonia.
The ruins of an ancient Minoan settlement at Akrotiri that was buried in a volcanic eruption offer an interesting cultural aspect to Santorini holidays and the museum of prehistoric Thera houses some of the archaeological finds from around Santorini