About Santorini

The island

Sometime around 1630 BC, the wrath of the gods gave birth to a mesmerizing crescent moon-shaped piece of land embraced by the endless blue of the Aegean, 120 miles southwest of mainland Greece.
The irony is that it was a catastrophic eruption that created one of the planet’s most coveted horizons, dominated by the figure of seductive volcano.

Every year, its inhabited caldera attracts more than a million travelers, who seek the thrill of an encounter with this exquisite wilderness.

A blend of Greek drama, legends, fire, wind and light fascinates spellbound visitors who seek romance and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Nature’s extravaganza is matched with the sophisticated hospitality of six suites perched on the caldera offering luxurious comforts, less than a few minutes’ walk from Fira, the island’s bustling capital.

The beaches of Santorini

This fully-organized beach at Agios Georgios, paved with the island’s signature black volcanic sand, features the hottest beach clubs and restaurants and is ideal for young crowds who enjoy the all-day club vibe and thrilling water sports.
Just below ancient Thera awaits the island’s most cosmopolitan beach. People relaxing on the sunbeds under the parasols watch the most active visitors indulge in their favourite water sports.
Red Beach
You need to visit Santorini’s iconic beach to verify its international fame. Its charm lies in a dramatic red rock that casts its shadow on the beach’s fine red pebble beach. The sudden revelation of the bizarre colourful rock formation will surprise and amaze you.
White Beach
This amazing beach on the southern part of the island near the red beach boasts unique privacy since it is accessible only by boat.
A charming beach located at the small old port of Oia, filled with traditional tavernas offering delicious fresh fish.
The name means clean, reflecting the crystal clear waters that await you here.
Diving in its waters is a distinctly unique experience, as you will swim among volcanic rock formations that reach all the way out to sea.

Places to visit in Santorini

Either on foot or by car, this brief guide to the island’s quintessential sights, will help you explore Santorini’s true soul.

Ancient Thera
This wonderfully preserved ancient city, perched on a steep rock over the Kamari, is the island’s open-air museum.
A top tourist attraction for its famous sunsets, this is where several scenes of the “The Cradle of Life”, the Lara Croft movie starring Angelina Jolie, were filmed.
A settlement located in the southern part of Santorini that stands out for its exceptional architecture and the imposing Castelli: the remains of a fabulous medieval castle overlooking the picturesque sculptured-like houses from the top of a hill.
Ancient Akrotiri, the fascinating archaeological site aka the “Minoan Pompeii”. The flourishing ancient settlement that was destroyed (and preserved) around 1450 BC by a volcanic eruption, has been partially excavated and is once again open to the public following a seven-year period of repair work. Don’t miss it!
The French Lighthouse
A hot spot for sunset aficionados and a great spot for a romantic picnic.

Art & Culture in Santorini

The Museum of Prehistoric Thera and the Archaeological Museum showcase ancient artifacts that offer exciting insights into Santorini’s long history.

The Wine Museum, hosted in a natural cave six metres below the ground, exhibits the island’s winemaking history and holds frequent wine tasting sessions enlivened by live concerts and performances.

For the island’s most exciting Art Galleries visit Oia, located on the northern part of the island.