Santorini (Thira)

(info, maps, photos & weather information)

How to get there from Athens: by ferry (8-10 hours), plane (55 minutes) and catamaran (about 5 hours), all daily.
Some of the places of interest:
the excavation site in Akrotiri, the ancient town of Thira, the convent of St. Nicholas (built in 1674), the medieval castle in the village of Emboreion, several mansions in the villages of Imerovigli and Messaria.
Main villages:
Fira (capital), Imerovigli, Oia, Kamari, Perissa, Vothonos, Pyrgos Beaches: Kamari, Perissa, Armeni, Ammoudi, Baxedes (all but one covered with black pebbles).
The island is quite unlike any other island in the Cyclades, thanks to its now dormant volcano. On the sheer cliffs of the island, which are "painted" in the colours of volcanic material, perch small, blindingly white houses with vaulted roofs and tiny windows. The view to the sea and the sunk Caldera is astonishing, and this is what has made the island famous.

Hotels in Santorini


Now in Santorini

Click here to view a map of the greater area of the Cyclades Islands, including Santorini
Map of Cyclades & Santorini



A general view of Fira town on Santorini island; click to enlarge

View of Fira; click to enlarge

View of Fira form the volcano; click to enlarge
View from the Volcano

Santorini: Imerovigli; click to enlarge

Oia village on Santorini siland; click to enlarge

View of Oia village; click to enlarge

Santorini Oia (Ia) village; click to enlarge

Kamari; click to enlarge
Kamari beach

The village of Akrotiri in Thira; click to enlarge
Akrotiri village

The view of the Caldera from Akrotiri; click to enlarge

Excavations in Akrotiri; click to enlarge
Akrotiri Excavations





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