The idyllic island of Santorini has long haunted the popular imagination, leading tourists to flock towards its labyrinthine alleys, blood-orange sunsets, and blue-domed churches. It even prompted Plato to contemplate the legend of Atlantis’s lost paradise. Santorini has its share of sightseers, but it remains unspoilt and breathtaking – an island of churches, beaches, light, and wine. Touring the Red Beach and archaeological sites at Akrotiri is a great way to spend an afternoon, and action-seekers can cliff-jump at Amoudi Bay. Those wanting to relax will find plenty of restaurants and nightlife, as well as some of the most stunning sunsets in the world.

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    Where to shop & what to buy in Santorini

    • 9 Best Places to Go Shopping in Santorini

      Shopping in Santorini is a primary attraction offering everything from elegant antiques to the latest in haute couture fashion, arts and crafts, and vibrant traditional fruit and vegetable markets. Here you can walk districts lined with every kind of shop from major department stores to independent boutique shops, art galleries and souvenir stores filled with handmade ceramics. You can even...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Santorini

    • 10 Best Nightlife in Santorini

      When it comes to nightlife in Santorini, you might be surprised to hear that it could rival neighbouring islands Ios and Mykonos. While many consider Santorini to be Greece’s island of romance, and even though it isn’t brimming with bikini-clad beach clubs and sand-floor bars, it’s still a top destination for a great night out. Long, lazy afternoons...

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    • Santorini Travel Essentials

      Our Santorini Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Greece. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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