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Santorini is probably the most famous greek island with millions of tourists every year and hundreds of things to see and do. But it can also feel like a tourist trap if you don’t really know where to go in Santorini and how to find the best places to eat. There is definitely more to the island than just a sunset in Oia or shopping at Fira. Our handpicked guides and reviews will give you all the tools you need for a perfect trip to Santorini.

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It might be very tricky to choose where to stay in Santorini, as there are so many beautiful hotels and villas but one of the best hotels is Grace Santorini with some of the most impressive online reviews.

Renting a private villa in Santorini can easily be the best option if you are more than 5 people and Villa Aura at Firostefani is one of the best on the island.

Oia with its famous sunsets is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Santorini with some of the most impressive hotels in Europe (like Katikies Hotel)

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It is not that obvious where you should stay on Santorini island but this guide will hopefully make things clear. It really depends on your situation and what you are looking for from your trip to this magical island.

Santorini is a completely different island between April and October and outside of these months. The high season is June, July and August and the best hting you can do is to avoid visiting the island dring these months.

Unfortunately the small airport of Santorini only serves european destinations from within major european cities and only during the high season (Apr-Oct). This is all you need to know about flights and ferries to Santorini.

The great thing about Santorini is that it has hundreds of unique things to do and you will never get bored. From Sunset Cruises to beautiful beaches and unique museums, Santorini has something for everyone.

People say that Santorini is only about couples and honeymoons but there is some serious nightlife on the island and yu will be missing a lot if you don’t visit these awesome clubs and bars.

Wine tasting is one of the best things you can do while on the island. Santorini has more than 16 unique wineries and there is even more popping up every year. After trying most of them, we think this is the best winery tour of the island.

It is not that obvious where you should stay on Santorini island but this guide will hopefully make things clear. It really depends on your situation and what you are looking for from your trip to this magical island.

Santorini is a completely different island between April and October and outside of these months. The high season is June, July and August and the best hting you can do is to avoid visiting the island dring these months.

Santorini’s local produce is the base of some unique dishes that you will only find here. From white eggplants to the sweetest cherry tomatoes you will ever taste, this list has them all!

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Santorin is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. This list has all the tips you need to know from choosing a romantic hotel to the best things you can do as a couple on the island.

Imerovigli is simply the best town of Santorini you can stay, as it offers amazing caldera views without having the tourist masses of Oia. The amazing San Antonio Hotel and many more are all in Imerovigli.

Fira is the capital town of Santorini and it’s where all the buzz is. Hotels such the stunning Cosmopolitan Suites at Fira, among others offer excellent service and unique views to the caldera and the volcano.

Santorini has a very reliable local bus service that can take you almost anywhere on the island. This is the most updated bus schedule in Santorini along with timetables to and from all destinations.

Planning a trip to Santorini comes with lots of questions and you may feel lost at the end. Things like tipping, paying by cash or card, what is the caldera, best areas for shopping and many more are on this handy list of tips and secrets to help you out.

Apart from the reliable local bus there are many other options on how to get around on the island of Santorini You can rent a car, a quad or even hire a personal guide to take you around. 

Eventhough you won’t be having the amazing famous calera views on your doorstep, these beach hotels in Santorini prove that there is ore to this island than just the views and the volcano. Hotels like Antoperla Luxury Suites & Spa are the new additions to the new beach hotels scene of Santorini in Perissa and Perivolos.

Santorini is an expensive place but there are ways you can actually make it. Staying by the beach in a hotel like Stelios Place in Perissa or Perivolos (and not on the famous caldera views) will bring the cost down and you will have an amazin overall stay. 

The hotels and resorts in Santorini have some of the most impressive swimming pools in the world. The private pool of Grace Santorini is considered one of the best in the world.

This is the ultimate greek island comparison! If you are wonering what’s best for your situation then you need read this as it will help you decide on how many days you stay on each one of these 2 great greek islands.

We are personally not big fans of cruise but there are literally thousands of people visiting Santorini on a cruise every year. You will be having very few hours on the island so this guide will help make the most of it.

If you decide to spend a few days on Mykonos then you need to know how to get there from Santorini and vice versa. The islands are just 3 hrs by ferry apart and sometimes you might be lucky and find a flight that connects them too (not scheduled every year unfortunately).

Uusally we don’t recommend such a trip as Crete is a massive sland and you need to dedicate at least week. However, it is totally doable if you book an organised tour that will take you around Santorini and will show you the best o a daytrip.

Santorini is an island with lots of things to do and see so you should better lan you travel itinerary properly before you fly to Greece. This guide will give you some handy tips to consider before deciding how many days to stay on the island.

Santorini out off season (November-April) is a completely different pace and you should know that before planning your trip. If you are visiting Santorini in the low season you should read this guide.

Santorini has a very mild and predictable meditteranean weather (like all of of Greece pretty much) but you should be aware of a few things, especially if you are visiting in July and August.

September is one of the best months to visit Santorini as the weather will still be warm, all the businesses will be open as usual and you will find that the tourist masses have slowed down a bit. Things are getting even better in early October.

October is the best month to visit Santorini in our opinion. Especially in early October you wlll find the most relaxed people on the island as all the business are slowing down from the mayhem of July and August while still operating as usual. The weather will still be beach worthy!

Santorini is not really famous for its beaches but visiting some of them is always a great idea. Perissa, Perivolos, Vlychada and the family friendly Kamari with its fun beach bars and restaurants are all beautiful destinations.

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