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Santorini Vacation info:
Santorini has about ten thousand inhabitants during the winter time and about forty in the summer. Santorini is a crescent shape surrounding the black volcanic islands lying in the bay. What was once the island of Thira sank to the bottom of the caldera in the apocalyptic explosion in 1450BC. The lagoon-like caldera measures 32 square miles and is 300 to 400 meters deep. In the center are Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. .
Santorini vacation info There are 14 villages and the capital on Santorini island is Fira full of motion and night life. Each one of the villages has its own character, while all together create the unique Santorini atmosphere. On the western side where the volcano is located, the sheer cliffs, 300 meters high, are multi-colored strata of black, red, grey, and brown.

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Getting There - Daily ferry connections with Piraeus (9 Hours), Crete (3 Hours), Naxos (3 Hours), Paros, Mykonos, Ios. Santorini is also connected with other islands of Cyclades, Dodecanese, Skiathos, Thessaloniki. Ferries call at Athinios port southern to the Capital Fira. Cruise ships call beneath the cliffs at Fira. Climbing up to Fira can be done by either donkeys or cable car. There is also frequent catamaran service from Piraeus and other Cycladic islands.
There are direct schedules from Athens and charter flights from Europe.

Getting Around - There is a frequent bus service which operates between Fira, Ia, Perissa, Kamari, Athinios, Akrotiri, Monolithos. Car and motor bike hire is available. Taxis are also available.

  Nightlife - Entertainment - Lively. Watch the sunset at cafe shops sitting at the rim of Fira. Cool bars where you will drink remarkable cocktails. You will dance till you drop down.


Excursions - Nea Kameni (appeared in 1720AD), is a volcanic islet. The trip involves 30 minutes walk from the mooring up to the crater of the islet. Boat trips operate to Thirassia island (half an hour from Ia), a small island originally part of Santorini until another eruption-earthquake in 236 BC split them apart.The port village is about 300 steps up the cliff face.
Ia (north of Fira) with spectacular views sitting on the cliff, Akrotiri (south west) the island's archaeological site are not to be missed.
Perissa and Kamari (south east) are the beach resorts with black sand. In Fira the Archaeological Museum accommodates finds from Akrotiri and early Cycladic sculpture. Megaron Gyzi Museum exhibits island's history.



Places to visit -

  • The New Museum of Fira, which opened in March 2000, is the second largest pre-historical museum in Greece. It exhibits frescoes from Akrotiri and the first golden find in Cyclades.
  • The Old Historical Museum in Fira, with finds from Santorini and the Greek Hellenic Period.
  • The Archaeological site of Akrotiri, where the ancient town (1500-1600 BC) was destroyed. You can still walk through the streets and houses. (recommended)
  • The Nautical Museum in Ia, with rare marine items, models of old and new ships and library.
  • Boutaris Winemakers, in Megalohori. Excellent decaration, wine taste and multimedia with the history of the island.
  • Megaron Gyzi in Fira, with old clothes, maps and cards from Santorini before the earthquake in 1956.


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