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Check out the sights in Santorini, which is 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the northwest of Santorini Island. Coming from Santorini National Airport in Santorini Island, Santorini lies 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the southwest.

To get a sense of what makes Santorini Island tick, spread your wings and discover nearby neighborhoods like Thira Town, Agia Paraskevi, and Messaria.

You’ll find plenty of interesting cultural highlights in and around Santorini. Discover the museums and galleries of Archaeological Museum, Wine Museum and Megaro Gyzi.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Santorini Island, head to one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Explore the stretches of coastline nearby such as Monolithos Beach and Vourvoulos Beach.

Those travelling without kids will enjoy an hour or two at Boutari Winery, Antoniou Winery and Gavalas Vineyard.

To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, think about booking your accommodation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel, the Rocabella Santorini Resort & Spa, and the popular Volcano View Hotel & Villas.

Greece is full to the brim with great beach destinations. If you like Khania, you're sure to love our great cheap beach holidays to Crete or maybe check out our Cyprus beach holiday selection.

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Where to stay in Santorini

Oia showing a sunset and a coastal town

Oia

Travellers come to Oia for its seaside views, and you can see top attractions like Oia Castle and Santorini Caldera while you're in town.

Oia
Fira featuring a small town or village and skyline

Fira

The breathtaking beach views and island views are just a few highlights of Fira. Make a stop by Santorini Caldera or Old Port while you're exploring the area.

Fira
Kamari, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

Kamari

Kamari is known for its stunning beaches, and you can see some sights area like Kamari Beach and Mediterranean Sea.

Kamari
Imerovigli, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

Imerovigli

Imerovigli is known for its island views, and you can see some sights area like Santorini Caldera and Skaros Rock.

Imerovigli
Perissa, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

Perissa

Travellers to Perissa praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to stop by Perissa Beach and Mediterranean Sea.

Perissa
Firostefani, Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

Firostefani

The ample dining options and beautiful seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Firostefani. A stop by Santorini Caldera or Mediterranean Sea might round out your trip.

Firostefani

Top hotels in Santorini

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Volcano View Hotel Santorini
Volcano View Hotel Santorini
5 out of 5
Fira, Santorini, Santorini Island
The price is £134 per night

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Santo Wines and Santorini Caldera. Old Port and Monolithos Beach are also within 3 miles ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (541 reviews)

"It’s very beautiful hotel, amazing views. Staffs are very nice and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Volcano View Hotel Santorini
Atrina Canava 1894
Atrina Canava 1894
4 out of 5
Oia Village, Santorini
The price is £199 per night

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Santorini Caldera and Oia Castle. The Famous Church in Oia Famous Photospot and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)

"We loved this place. The room, the view, the breakfast, the staff......everything was perfect!!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Oct 2019

Atrina Canava 1894
Aperanto Suites
Aperanto Suites
4 out of 5
Oia Village, Santorini, Santorini Island
The price is £88 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Domaine Sigalas and Santorini Caldera. Oia Castle is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)

"Looked just like the pictures. Very quiet and relaxing location but just 10 minutes from the famous Oia. Very clean and the staff were very nice and accommodating. The breakfast was a nice touch, but if you are staying there for more than 3 days, you get tired of the same options. Hotel is right ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Aperanto Suites

Popular places to visit in Santorini

Ancient Thira
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Ancient Thira

4.5/5(220 reviews)

Find out about the history of Ancient Thira, one of the top monuments in Santorini. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Athinios Port
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Athinios Port

3.5/5(81 reviews)

Explore the waterfront of Athinios Port and enjoy activities such as boating in Órmos Athiniós. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or discover the area's beautiful sunsets.

Kamari Beach
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Kamari Beach

4.5/5(167 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Kamari Beach, a popular beach in Kamari. Discover the sunsets and cafes in this relaxing area.

White Beach
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White Beach

4/5(80 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at White Beach, a popular beach in Akrotiri. Discover the sunsets and volcano viewpoints in this romantic area.

Oia Castle
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Oia Castle

4.5/5(247 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Oia during your trip to a well-known site such as Oia Castle. Discover the volcano viewpoints and beautiful sunsets in this romantic area.

Perissa Beach
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Perissa Beach

4.5/5(157 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Perissa Beach, a popular beach in Perissa. Wander the black-sand beaches and waterfront while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Santorini

Catamaran Dream Catcher Caldera Cruise with Barbecue
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Catamaran Dream Catcher Caldera Cruise with Barbecue

£99
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Santorini in 1 Day by Land & Sea
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Santorini in 1 Day by Land & Sea

£44
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Santorini Red Sunset Cruise
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Santorini Red Sunset Cruise

£94
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri with Wine Tasting & Black Sand Beaches
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Archaeological Tour of Akrotiri with Wine Tasting & Black Sand Beaches

£31
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Santorini Gems Morning Cruise
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Santorini Gems Morning Cruise

£130
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Santorini Cable Car Admission Ticket (One Way)
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Santorini Cable Car Admission Ticket (One Way)

£9
Per adult

Reviews of Santorini

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 3.586206896551724%
2 - Disappointing
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

I was in winter so a lot of renovation

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Jan 2020

Beautiful island and unbelievable views. Worth going now before it becomes too filled with tourists.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Jan 2020

Beautiful scenery and very quiet during the Winter season. You'll be able to enjoy this beauty without all the crowd.

5/5 - Excellent

JT

3 Jan 2020

Lovely city with incredible views

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Nov 2019

Well worth it's reputation but too many tourists make getting around quite hard. We couldn't get taxis unless pre-booked and the buses were over-crowded in a way I have never seen before. Santorini has become a victim of its own success.

5/5 - Excellent

Family

5 Nov 2019

Santorini in particular Fira and Oia is great place to be. Really enjoyed the place.

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