Thira, the capital of the enchanting island of Santorini, is the place to visit for shops, extraordinary views thanks to the town's multi-coloured cliffs, vibrant nightclubs, a plethora of restaurants and cultural events. In short, Thira is certain to form the heart and soul of Santorini holidays.
Pyrgos is the highest village on the island of Santorini and that means that there are some incredible views from just about anywhere in the town. As you draw closer to Pyrgos, you can see it, looking marvellous and magnificent – not imposing but inviting. And when you are there and are looking down the hill again, you can take in the sea and the countryside in one view, showing you everything there is to enjoy about this part of Greece, and Santorini in particular.
Eating, drinking and making merry are definitely the order of the day when spending a holiday in Santorini. Situated in the southeast of the island on a seven-kilometre beach, there is plenty to do by day and by night here in Perivolos. Bars, tavernas and watersports are just waiting to be discovered.
With a seven-kilometre beach, a waterpark, access to numerous fun watersports as well as wonderful nightlife and fantastic restaurants and bars, Perissa is a brilliant destination for holidays to Santorini. With beer from local brewers and wine from an amazing selection of nearby wineries, expect to enjoy a chilled holiday.
The small village of Oia is a favourite for Santorini holidays, known for its sunset views and tall cliffs dropping down into the blue sea. You can explore the ruins of a Byzantine Castle, dine in style on restaurant roof terraces or take a boat trip to snorkel and see the volcanic calderas.
Despite its name, Monolithos is a tiny village on Santorini, not a sprawling metropolis. But what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in beauty. Views aplenty, incredibly picturesque streets and buildings – beaches, too – and all of it wrapped up in a gorgeous little package. A holiday to Monolithos is a big adventure.
Take a trip to the west coast on Santorini holidays and you may well find yourself in Megalochori, the epicentre of the island's vineyards. It's famous for the traditional architecture of its houses with their high outer walls, as well as courtyards and mysterious winding alleys. Megalochori provides plenty of opportunity for people-watching and relaxing.
With its long and distinctive black sand and pebbled beach, selection of watersports and numerous bars and tavernas, Kamari is an excellent all-round choice for package holidays to Santorini. Here, an ancient ruined city combines with a contemporary bowling and activities centre, as well as a vibrant night-time scene.
An attractive and tranquil village in the northwest of Santorini, Imerovigli is one of the island's highest villages, as it's built on volcanic rock in the famed Caldera. Close to Santorini's capital, Thira, and to Skaros Rock, book holidays to Santorini here and you can split your time between relaxing in Imerovigli and venturing out to explore.
Imagine taking a holiday in a village on a volcanic crater that offers impressive views and traditional whitewashed Greek houses to enjoy at your leisure. A place that, although peaceful and tranquil in its own right, is just 15 minutes away from Fira which is Santorini's exciting capital. Imagine that, and then make it a reality by booking a holiday to Firostefani. It is a beautiful place, full of picturesque landscapes which will give you the perfect reason to sit back and relax.