Santorini is home to several small towns and cities, with the capital, Fira, on the west coast. With archaeological digs, wineries and beaches from shore to shore, be sure to build one of our Santorini holiday packages with accommodation near your favourite activities. Lace up your hiking shoes and sift through the Ancient Thera (Santorini’s alias) excavation site on the east coast, looking out over the sea like a nosy neighbour. From OG Santorini, you’re a short distance from Perissa Beach, where the water’s clean and calm and the sand is almost black. To learn about all that really old stuff you just saw, spend an arvo at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira. To keep ambling through the Greek isle, book one of our awesome Santorini car hire options and drive north to the charming village of Oia, where you’ll find iconic villas with blue doors and domes. Oia’s Byzantine castle will ruin you on all other castles (because it’s already in ruins).
We ain’t saying you’re a gold digger, but if you are, check out the handcrafted jewellery scene in Fira, considered one of the best places to find gleaming bling in Greece. The capital city and Oia are hot beds of open air markets and designer boutiques that sell anything from fresh octopuses—octopi?—to woven rugs.
In Santorini, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a dinner without bottles of locally sourced wine. Take this in stride with a wine tour and a nice side of fava beans. Fava me Koukia is a mashed fava dish served as a base for roasted veggies and savoury sauces. Santorini holidays are never far from a delicious slab of feta cheese, prepared in a salad, fried or wrapped in a flakey spinach pie…why aren’t you in Greece already?
In Santorini, the nightlife is like the sunsets you’ll see from the cliffs of Oia—a brilliant mix of colours, from ungodly neon cocktails to the dim glow of small-time pubs and family-run restaurants. While the late-night culture is easy-going, especially in the warm months, club-crazed visitors will not be disappointed by the dance scene in Fira.
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1 Jun. - 2 Jun.
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