1 stop (5h40m)
1 stop (5h40m)
|Santorini city centre|
|Santorini National Airport (JTR): 1 mi from city centre|
During the summertime getting to Santorini is a breeze. There are plenty of charter airline departing from all over Greece to Santorini Airport (JTR). Olympic Airlines and Aegean are good choices but you can also get there with low cost airlines. EasyJet offers Santorini plane tickets from London Gatwick.
Santorini is packed come summer time and for two months of the years it's nearly impossible to find accommodations last minute. For cheap airline tickets, avoid July and August like the plague.
Flights to Santorini with one stopover from London take 5h 35min.
Not all volcanic eruptions are disastrous. If it wasn't for one eruption 3600+ years ago, Santorini wouldn't be the rocky paradise it is today. Crescent in shape, Santorini, also called Thira, is an oasis in the Aegean. Santorini is the most romantic island in Greece and the Cyclades, a perfect place to spend a holiday for two.
Ancient Thira: Santorini was first inhabited by the Dorians in the 9th century BC. From temples, houses to the agora (the island's ancient market place) and theatre. There are great views from here as well.
Oia: One of the biggest draws for Santorini are its magnificent sunsets. The best viewing stop is the small village of Oia on the northern tip of the island. The view on the horizon is like none other. It'll help to have a Santorini car hire to reach more off-the-beaten-path places.
Beaches: The type of beach depends entirely on which volcanic layer is exposed. There are black beaches, white ones, red ones, pebbly ones from solidified lava. As you may have guessed, the water off the black beaches is by far the warmest.
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The hotels in Santorini, and generally all across the Cyclades, are higher in quality than those you'll generally find on land. From tiny and cosy pensions to entire private houses and luxury villas, the rooms are clean and the owners take pride in their customer service. The best rooms are located in Santorini but they're also some of the most expensive on the islands.