Santorini is a tiny Greek Island, north of Crete in the Aegean Sea. As the island is further south, this makes the weather hotter than other parts of Greece such as Zante or Corfu. The scenery is spectacular due to the fact that the island is the remains of an ancient volcano. This means that the island is almost circular in shape and the centre is the flooded crater, known as a caldera.
On the island it is possible to see the Minoan remains at Akrotiri. You can also visit the new emerging volcanic crater in the centre of the caldera on a boat trip to Nea Kamari. Imerovigli is where superstars have their holiday homes or you can visit the houses deserted after the last earthquake.
On Santorini you can do as much or as little as you wish. Water sports are available, as are boat trips around the caldera. It is well worth a visit to Oia to see the sunset which is very spectacular, cruise liners delay their departure so that passengers can experience this. Also at Oia you can take a cable car, or donkey, down the almost vertical cliff walls of the volcanic crater to the dockside. If sunbathing is more to your liking the beaches of dark sand at Kamari and Perissa are very inviting.
Est Flight Time: 4 Hrs
Time Difference: +2 Hours