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Santorini Holidays

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Overview

Santorini is your typical picture-postcard island destination in Greece. White-washed villages set against lush green backdrops, onion-domed churches and romantic views; Santorini has everything you could think of, in its own laid-back way.
This volcanic Greek island is the perfect place to head for a relaxed family holiday, or some romantic quality time as a couple. From the early sunrises to the moment the last sliver of sunshine disappears, where the pastel sky meets the deep blue of the Aegean Sea, you'll be enchanted by this beautifully unspoilt destination.

Places to Go

Perissa Beach
This beautiful black sand beach is feted as one of the best on the island and leads down to sparkling, clear waters that are perfect to cool off in. The beach is lined with tavernas and restaurants where you can enjoy a tangy Greek salad or a cocktail while facing the breathtaking sea views.
Ancient Ruins of Thira
Precariously balanced on the ridge of the Mesovouno mountain, the Ancient Ruins of Thira date back to the 9th Century BC. If you're brave enough you'll be rewarded with the amazing spectacle of these hilltop ruins, as well as breathtaking ocean vistas (and a decent workout!).
Santorini Waterpark
One for the kids now'Santorini waterpark. With clean, safe pools, slides, a fun playground for little ones, excellent food and lots of sunbeds to relax on; all set against a hilly backdrop - it's a must for all fans of water fun.

Things to Do

Watch a Movie Al Fresco
For something different on Santorini holidays, spend an evening away from the beachfront bar and head for the open air cinema in Kamari. Complete with snacks, a bar, blankets and comfy seating, you can watch popular English new releases, underneath the stars. It will definitely be an enduring memory of any holiday in Santorini.
Conquer Skaros Rock
A hike to Skaros Rock in Imerovigli makes an ideal excursion for active holidaymakers. Explore this impressive rock formation, taking in the stunning views as you go. Don't forget to stop to take pictures of the pretty hidden church and make sure you pack your walking shoes!
Learn to Scuba
The beautiful turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea are perfect for diving, and the Santorini Dive Center in Perissa makes the depths of the sea accessible even for beginners. Why not make a new skill on holiday along with a nice golden tan?
Sea Kayaking
If you prefer to explore the Aegean from above the water, the sea kayaking tours from Perivolos are an experience not to be missed. Glide across the sparkling waters, taking in a unique vantage point of Santorini's volcanic rocks from the sea.

Top Holiday Resorts

Thira
As the capital of this Greek island, Thira is a popular spot for those looking for a traditional base offering lots to do. Forget high-rise hotels and bustling modern walkways ' the town of Thira consists of a pretty patchwork of pastel cuboid builds, set into the green cliffside, with the narrow streets only accessible by foot, cable car or donkey!
Those intrigued by the ancient archaeology of the area will enjoy an afternoon wandering the ancient ruins, topped off by a few hours spent in the Archaeological Museum. Families with young children will appreciate the relaxed feel of Thira, the family-friendly restaurants and the clean, safe and hassle-free base from which to enjoy Santorini's attractions.
Perissa
A gorgeous holiday hotspot for romantic couples, Perissa holds a unique charm thanks to its volcanic black sand beach flanked with restaurants to enjoy a romantic meal for two. The fantastic access to the sea also makes Perissa a popular place to dive on the island, you'll find two dive centres in the area.
Perivolos
Perivolos is one of the top places to enjoy fun holidays in Santorini, thanks to its lively beach scene. Enjoy beach sports on the dark grey sands, try your hand at watersports, take a dip into the sea, or simply relax and make the most of spacious, uncrowded beaches from your lounger. This is, after all, considered lively by Santorini's laid-back standards!
Monolithos
Pretty as a picture Monolithos has lots to offer families looking for cheap Santorini holidays. As one of the quieter resorts on this peaceful island, the gorgeous golden beach never gets crowded and the shallow, clear waters are perfect for a paddle. The village of Monolithos itself is all gleaming white builds set into the rocky landscape, as is typical for the island. Be sure to visit the postcard-perfect church of Agios Ioannis, which sits atop the monolith rock that the village was named after.
Holidays in Santorini cannot help but be romantic, from the soft sunsets to the gorgeous low-rise watercolour resorts. However, this pretty volcanic Greek island has much to offer families looking for a low key getaway too. Forget hassle or hussle; holidays to Santorini are sure to have a soothing effect on all ages!
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