Santorini is a tiny yet breathtaking island located next to Greece in the Aegean Sea. The Santorini municipality is made up of many habited and uninhabited islands. This volcanic island is home to heavenly beaches, excellent wineries, great restaurants and hotels. Santorini is best visited between the months of April and September when the weather is perfect. Most businesses and hotels remain shut during the off-season, meaning you should book your air tickets to Santorini accordingly. It's one of the most visited Greek islands so don't miss out on an opportunity to vacation here.
Things to do in Santorini
The island is famous worldwide for its sweeping views across the ocean, soaring red lava cliffs and white painted houses. You'll love the local food, culture plus entertainment options, and you're bound to come across some truly unique dining experiences in traditional hilltop villages. Grab your luggage and get ready to see some of the most amazing sunsets you could ever image.
Ready to explore fascinating Santorini with its multicoloured cliffs? Check out our list of must-dos:
Spend the day at the island's beautiful wineries and sample the local wine produced in the region
Cruise along the shimmering blue waters of the Aegean Sea on a luxurious catamaran
Head to the ancient archaeological site of Akrotiri to see the remains of a Minoan city buried under volcanic ash
Spend the morning at Argyros Canava—the regions oldest winery that has a collection of artworks on display
Take the trip down to Ammoudi to watch the boats at the port and have lunch at a local taverna
Spend the morning exploring the remarkable treasures that are part of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera
Take a trip to Oia for lunch then hang around to catch a fabulous sunset
Head to Fira during the day to shop and come back after dark to experience the nightlife on the island
Make it all the way down to Red Beach to enjoy the unique landscape and unobstructed views
Take a boat ride to Palea Kameni and swim around in the hot springs
Airports in Santorini
Santorini is one lucky island in the Aegean Sea to have its own international airport. The Santorini Thira International Airport serves both passenger and military carriers. This airport sees more than a million passengers every year, most of who come to explore the island's culture, nightlife and magnificent scenery.
This airport is located approximately 6 km away from Thira.
There are both buses and local taxis that serve passengers at the airport. Those who'd like to rent a vehicle can do so at the airport itself. Several hotels offer free pick-up and drop offs from the airport. Passengers could also take a ferry from the port to neighbouring islands. There isn't a bus service from the airport to the port however. Passengers have to either hire a taxi or book a private transfer service to the port. To buy a ferry ticket, tourists have to approach the ticket counter at the port itself.