Santorini is the nicest island in Greece. You have to visit the volcano and Oia sunset. We also walked to Ancient Thira on top of the mountain. I highly recommend Santorini for your holidays.
I wouldn't suggest Red Beach -- it's small and packed. We went to see it and left -- no parking, too many tourists. Akrotiri was closed unfortunately, but i have been thirteen years ago and it was good. We rented a car for 50 euros but it is very hard to get around (no street names) so I wouldn't recommend it. Fira was a little too busy for my liking, but Oia was in my opinion the best part of the island. If you go, you should stay for at least five days (we only stayed three days, it was not enough).
If you visit Santorini, you're lost -- you will be in love with the island forever. I stayed there last summer and it was very hard to leave. The capital, Fira, is small but full of life, with its typical white houses; cobbled little streets; bars with delightful terraces where you can sit down and have a "frappé", delicious yogurt or an ice cream; beautiful little churches; and Greek people talking quietly in front of their houses. The peaceful atmosphere lives in harmony with a cool nightlife with lots of good restaurants, pubs, and discos. And of course, you have to visit the town of Oia to see the most spectacular sunset I've ever seen in my whole life. If you're planning visiting Santorini, don't doubt it, do it!
I just got back from Santorini earlier in June. It is a very, very nice place especially Oia, where you can see many white and blue mixed buildings and sunset as well.
Anybody who visits Santorini will fall in love with it and get addicted to it! The most beautiful place I have ever been! Nice people, good services, and an amazing experience!
Santorini Island is an amazing place in the Cyclades Islands in Greece. Santorini Island is well known for its breathtaking landscapes, beautiful black- or red-sand beaches, and typical white painted villages located on high cliffs providing amazing scenery. You can easily reach Santorini Island by plane or by boat -– you can take a ferry from Athens (it takes up to nine hours to get there). While in Santorini, the best way to discover the island is by car, so consider renting one -– to have better rates, specially in high season, make your booking in advance.
If you enjoy relaxing on the beach during the day, and partying at night, Santorini Island is the place to be. This island is famous for its busy nightlife and the best places to hang out at night are in the touristic areas like Fira, Oia, Perisa, and Kamari. Fira is the most popular place on Santorini Island, where all the cafes, restaurants, bars, and discos are (along the caldera cliff). These places are amazing spots to enjoy a drink against the backdrop of the beautiful sunset. If you prefer more quiet places, the best place is Oia, which is great for couples, because of its romantic environment. During your stay on Santorini Island, you cannot miss seeing the volcanic caldera cliffs and the unforgettable sunsets from the volcano.
There are a lot of hostels on Santorini Island, but in high season, this island can become really crowded, so book your room in advance to avoid disappointments and have better rates. Most of Santorini's hostels are well rated, with amazing facilities for their guests.
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