Where to sleep – information hotels and apartments in Santorini
Santorini spots such as Oia, Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli offering amazing views and great sunset. Fira is the capital town and is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. This unique resorts offer a wide range of hotels, apartments, private houses, the prices can be higher or very high comared to other holiday resorts.
The other major tourist destinations are Kamari, Perissa and Karterados, the first two are sea.side resorts offering a wide choice of hotels, apartments and studios. The typical village of Karterados instead is just a 10-minute walk from the world-famous Fira and offers best value for money accomodation.
What to see in Santorini – information about places to visit
To appreciate the island of Santorini and spend a nice holiday it is important to visit the characteristic places, archaeological sites, the most famous villages and beautiful beaches. The advice is to rent a car for at least 4 days or a scooter can be a good choice for touring the island.
The beautiful capital of the island Fira is clinging to the edge of a cliff that is, in fact, one side of the crater of the volcano. Its architecture combines the Cycladic style to the Venetian, which have in common the white color of the houses and narrow alleys.
A must is a visit to Oia (Ia), one of the most beautiful villages of the island known for its magical sunset. More quiet place of the capital Fira, except at sunset time, presents many art galleries and very positive atmosphere. Get informations about Santorini sunset here.
Nothing can be more dramatic yet spellbinding than huge reddish, black and grey cliffs creating an imposing world-famous Santorini Caldera embracing the volcano, right on its centre. The views towards the islets of Palea and Nea Kameni, are more than enchanting up from the caldera rim.
Special emotions in Santorini – for those looking for something more
The famous Santorini sunsets can be seen from the caldera sipping a drink and enjoying a dinner or criusing around the island on a beautiful traditional boat.
The main economic resource is given by the export of wines. On the island is produced an excellent wine so the wine tasting is a must! Vin santo is the most popular one, but there is a big choice of famous and local wineries.
Among the activities that are practiced in Santorini, the very popular one are hiking and yoga. Treking paths are leading trow the most beautiful villages of Santorini, while yoga classes are held in the village of Karterados or on the beach of Monolithos. Find out information about Satorini yoga here.
One of the things that we suggest to let it go is get on the back of a donkey. These animals are a means of occasional transport for farmers. The bussines to bring thousands of tourists to the top of the caldera, it should not be tolerated!