Travel ideas: Santorini, Greece
Why go there?
The volcanic rocks of Santorini, which have the shape of a crescent moon, reveal its shocking history. Today, the island is dominated by incredible natural beauty and a large dose of undeniable Greek charm.
Its steep slopes are full of whitewashed, cave houses and small churches with blue roofs, but it is worth discovering the center of the island. The impressive prehistoric archeological sites in Akrotiri and Fira testify to the history of the catastrophic eruption of the volcano on the island. Find shelter from the afternoon sun in the coolness of a tavern and enjoy delicacies of Greek cuisine, such as saganaki, spinach pie and souvlaki.
With the waters of the Aegean dominating around and above the underwater crater, the view from the island is magnificent in every direction. The crowds gather in Oia and Imerovigli, so if you want to enjoy the landscape more quietly, take a boat trip, find a secluded beach or climb to the lonely lighthouse of Akrotiri. Once the sun sets on the horizon, you will find many bars in Fira, while in Kamari and Perissa you will find beach clubs and cocktail bars.
Where to go;
In summer in Santorini the temperature and the number of visitors rise. If you want to avoid the hefty prices but enjoy the sun, go to the island before or after the high season, so May, June, September or October. The bathing season begins in June, while in September, when the weather is still warm, the festival “Volcanoes” takes place, a spectacle with fireworks, which represents the famous explosion that gave the island its characteristic shape.
Where to stay?
This accommodation with the infinity pool and the endless sea view offers the ultimate in relaxation. Each suite has a terrace with a private pool or hot tub, where you can admire the famous sunset in Imerovigli. Later, you can visit the à la carte restaurant or the cocktail bar.
Amor Hideaway Villas – Fira, Santorini
The luxurious villas with private pools are the ideal choice for an escape to Fira. The elegant villas of Amor Hideway, with Cycladic architecture and beautiful interiors, have a terrace on the first floor overlooking the Aegean Sea, which takes you from the charming surroundings to the enchanting landscape of the island.