Santorini Vacation Package

Blissful weather and postcard-perfect villages atop soaring cliffs: This Greek island is a scenic spot for a peaceful getaway.

Santorini perfectly illustrates why tourists adore the Greek islands. The vivid hues of the sea and sky are awe-inspiring, the climate is consistently warm and the atmosphere is unhurried.

The island may be tranquil today, but its beginnings were very different. A massive volcanic explosion occurred about 3,600 years ago. This “Minoan eruption” formed the crescent-shaped basin, or caldera, now recognized as Santorini. The island gets its name from the 13th-century Venetians, who dedicated it to Saint Irene. In 1956, Santorini was devastated by a major earthquake and much of its ancient architecture was destroyed.

However, rebuilding has been considerate of historic style.
Firá is Santorini’s capital; it’s a major port of call for cruise ships, and one of the best spots for food and nightlife. Picturesque Oia is one of Santorini’s oldest villages. Based at the north tip of the island, Oia is the perfect place to snap pictures of Greece’s iconic whitewashed houses. The spectacular sunsets here have inspired many  artists. In the village of Pyrgos you will see blue-domed churches, old-fashioned tavernas and houses, and a castle dating back to the 15th century.

There are plenty of beaches to visit on Santorini. For comfortable sunbathing, head for the black-sand strips of Perivolos or Perissa. Mesa Pigadia and Pori are good spots to see dramatic rocky coastline.

 

 Package costs

HOTEL EL GRECO (4* hotel in Fira)

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Package rate

(per person in double)

01-30/09/20 410€

 

HOTEL AEOLOS STUDIOS & SUITES

 (4* hotel in Imerovigli)

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Package rate

(per person in double)

01-30/09/20 400€

Prices above include

  • Accommodation per person in double room on bed & breakfast basis for 2 nights
  • Round trip air ticket with Aegean airlines from Athens
  • Taxes

Rates are subject to availability. Final rates will be given upon issuance of air tickets.