Perched on the lip of a volcano and freckled with white-washed towns, Santorini holidays make for a gorgeous short haul retreat with your loved one or family. One of the idyllic Cyclades Islands in Greece, located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is unique in that it's a remnant of a volcanic caldera. Holidays to Santorini are loved for their laid-back atmosphere, with calm clifftop villages rich in colour and contrast, incredible baroque architecture and unmissable melting sunsets.
The two principle resorts of Fira and Oia offer a romantic stay on the clifftop, complete with iconic blue-domed churches clinging to the steep slopes of the caldera, museums, shops and a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants. The best time to go on Santorini holidays is during the months of late April through to September, with August being the hottest month averaging at a toasty 27°C! Or, why not grab a cheap last minute deal and avoid peak season by visiting from October to April instead? Don't worry, the milder Mediterranean weather is still pleasantly warm.
The list of things to do in Santorini for couples, friends and families are vast. Relax on the dark, Blue Flag Kamari Beach which hosts an array of watersports, beach bars and waterfront restaurants, wander the streets of ancient Thira, which boasts a blend of St. Tropez-style boutiques and impressive Byzantine ruins, or attend the famous annual Jazz Festival for an artistic afternoon. Holidays to Santorini attract a relaxed, boho crowd that seek ultimate R&R with a splash of adventure thrown in, with exciting day trips available to the island's volcanoes and hot springs, local wine tasting, and chic shopping spots to browse. Combining beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, some of the world's best wine and incredible clifftop eateries - Santorini holidays make for an enchanting escape.
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