Dramatic scenery, glorious sunsets and photogenic whitewashed towns are the hallmarks of the Greek island of Santorini. Volcanic activity in the past has influenced the culture and architecture of the island, with a unique landscape featuring a world-famous caldera surrounded by towering cliffs, on top of which picturesque towns and villages perch.
Perhaps the most visited town on the island, Oia, is dazzling in its authentic Greek beauty. Famed for breathtaking sunsets over the cascade of pure white buildings, dotted with windmills and blue-domed churches, the end of the day here is something special. Spectacular beaches on the island are not the golden sands found in other parts of Greece but are extraordinary in their unique beauty, with black sands backed by mighty volcanic cliffs contrasting with the blue of the sea. As well as exploring the island’s out-of-this-world landscape, visitors can discover fascinating historical sites, shop ‘til they drop in the capital Fira and savour mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine.
A fantastic choice of luxury and boutique hotels promise serene surrounds, stunning views and flawless service, befitting of Santorini’s reputation as the perfect romantic escape.