If you have selected Santorini Greece as your vacation destination this year, you are in for one of the most unforgettable times of your life! Exquisite archaeological sites, extremely charming villages, unique beaches, and a view beyond compare, combining the sea, the sunset and the volcano of Santorini. On this page, you are provided with useful Santorini travel information, including tips about sightseeing, attractions and beaches in Santorini Greece. Take a look at the Santorini map to spot the beaches and sights you wish to visit while on holidays in Santorini.
The settlement of Imerovigli is situated on the cliffs above the magnificent Santorini Caldera, opposite the famous volcano. It is celebrated for its amazing island charm, traditional architecture, and the finest view of the sunset, making it a very popular destination for holidays in Santorini for romantics and nature lovers. In this beautiful hamlet, you will find Vallais Villa.
Many visitors choose Santorini Greece for its beautiful beaches, some of which have colorful sand and dramatic cliffs. The most popular Santorini beaches are White Beach and Red Beach near Akrotiri, as well as the black and grey beaches in Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos, and Perivolos. Near the town of Oia, one can spend leisurely hours at the beaches of Armeni, Ammoudi, Paradissos, Baxedes and Kolumbos, while the Santorini beaches of Pori and Vourvoulos on the northeastern coast are also lovely.
Sightseeing on Santorini Island is a marvelous experience, as it offers visitors the opportunity to see monuments and ancient sites from various eras of the island’s history. Ancient Thira, an important city that dates back to the 9th century BC, is located on a hill between the villages of Perissa and Kamari. Here, visitors can admire ruins of sanctuaries, homes, an agora, a gymnasium, a theater, a graveyard, and a stoa. The Prehistoric Settlement of Akrotiri is a gem of Ancient Greece. It was literally covered in ash and lava for centuries, therefore preserving it so we can marvel at it today. The settlement of Akrotiri includes, multi-leveled houses, stone-paved streets, squares, and a very sophisticated sewage system. Many of the findings from the area are on display in the Museum of Prehistoric Santorini in Fira and the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
Apart from these wonderful ancient sites, we also recommend visiting the Archaeological and Folklore Museums in Fira and the Maritime Museum in Oia, admiring the sunset view from Imerovigli - which is considered the best location on the island to ‘take in’ the view - and strolling through the quaint villages of Oia and Fira. Lastly, a boat trip to the volcanic isles located in the Caldera region, opposite Santorini, is a must.
The following destinations are easily accessible from the Vallais Villa Hotel Suites & Studios in Imerovigli, Santorini:
- Santorini Airport (Monolithos): 5,5 km (transfer: € 25)
- Santorini Port (Athinios): 6,5 km (transfer: € 25)
- Fira: 2 km
- Kamari Beach: 7 km
- Pori Beach: 3,5 km
- Perissa Beach: 12 km
- Super market: 100 meters
- Bus stop: 100 meters
HOW TO REACH SANTORINI
You can reach Santorini by airplane or boat from Athens:
Flights to Santorini Greece:
- Athens Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’: Tel. +30 210 353-0000
- Olympic Airways Athens: Tel. +30 210 966-666 or 801-11-44444
- Aegean Airways Athens: Tel. +30 210 626-1000 or 801-11-20000
High-Speed Boats & Ferries to Santorini Greece:
- Piraeus Port: Tel. +30 210 414-7800
- Hellenic Seaways Piraeus: Tel. +30 210 419-9000
- Super Jet Piraeus: Tel. +30 210 412-1001
Travelling from Santorini Greece:
Santorini is connected with most Cyclades Islands, several islands in the Dodecanese and Sporades, and Crete. Contact either Santorini Airport or Port for information about flights and ferries from Santorini to other destinations in Greece.
- Santorini Airport: Tel. +30 22860 28400 or +30 22860 28405
- Santorini Port: Tel. +30 22860 22239