The Greek island of Santorini is one of the most famous of all islands in Greece. It is located in the Aegean sea and is part of the group of islands known as the Cyclades. Santorini is a truly unique and magical trave ldestination and each year visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy amazing holidays and vacations.
The Santorini Travel Guide by Around Greece is packed with all the information you will need when you visit the island and is the perfect companion for your trip. As well as containing detailed and useful information, there are over 160 beautiful colour photographs of the island.
All information about the sights, attractions and museums has been confirmed with each location and is correct as of May 2014.
We have also included the telephone numbers and contact details of all of the main archaeological sites and museums, so you can always call or contact them to ask any questions that you might have.
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Inside the Santorini travel guide, you will find lots of helpful and practical information including:
All About Santorini – Welcome to the beautiful island of Santorini
Architecture of Santorini – A look at the islands unique architectural styles
How to get to Santorini – Information for ferries and flights
Travelling around Santorini – How to travel around during your visit
Map of Santorini – Get to know your way around the island
Towns and villages of Santorini – This section features pages for 23 different locations around the island.
Beaches of Santorini – This section features pages for 20 different beaches on the island
Things to do in Santorini – A great choice of various activites you can enjoy
Museums and Places of Interest – A complete list of all the museums, archaeological sights and attractions on Santorini
Archaeological Sites – Discover the sites of Ancient Akrotiri and Ancient Thira
Museums in Santorini – Take a look at some of the wonderful museums you can visit on the island
Sights and Attractions – Some of the other beautiful places to visit and enjoy on Santorini
Volcano of Santorini – The story of the volcano of Santorini and the role it has played in the region
Day Trips to the Kameni Islands – Everything you need to know about visiting the volcanic islands
Santorini and the Lost City of Atlantis – Is Santorini really the lost city ?
Weddings in Santorini – The perfect location for your beautiful special day
Wines of Santorini – A look at the unique wines of Santorini
Wineries in Santorini – Details about the islands wineries
Churches and Monasteries – A look at some of the islands most famous churches and monasteries
Local Festivals and Events – See whats on when you visit the island
Local Cuisine – Santorini has a delicious range of local cuisine for you to sample
Local Products – As well as the wine, Santorini products a great choice of local products
Health and Wellbeing – Details about doctors, pharmacies, dentists and health centres.
The Santorini travel guide has detailed information for all of the towns and areas in Santorini including Agia Paraskevi, Akrotiri, Ammoudi, Athinios Port, Emporio, Episkopi Gonia, Exo Gonia, Finikia, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Kamari, Katerados, Megalochori, Messaria, Monolithos, Oia, Perissa, Perivolos, Pyrgos, Vothonas, Vourvoulos and also the small island of Thirassia.
There are many unique beaches found all around the coast of Santorini including the famous Red Beach, and the Black Beach of Kamari and Perissa. This guide contains information about 20 different beaches on Santorini, so if you are planning on visiting the island during the summer months, you will know which beaches you can visit and enjoy.
Santorini has many wonderful sights and attractions to see. As well as the famous caldera and the volcanic islands of Paleo and Nea Kemani, you can also visit the many fascinating museums and archaeological sites that are located on the island. Ancient Thira and Ancient Akrotiri are two truly unique archaeological sites that all visitors to Santorini should visit, as they offer a wonderful insight into the history of the island.
There are also many musuems including the Archaeological, Prehistoric, Maritime, Folklore and Wine museums, all of which as well as others are written about with opening hours and details in this travel guide.
Other attractions on Santorini that you can read about include the 5 Fortified Castles of Santorini, the Akrotiri Lighthouse, the Argyros Mansion, the Hot Springs and many others.
In the “Things to do in Santorini” section you can find information about a range of activities that you can enjoy on the island including scuba diving, water sports, wine tasting, sailing, cinema and many others.
There are many churches found all over Santorini – in fact the island is said to have more than 600 of them. In this travel guide you will find details about the islands most famous churches and monasteries.
Throughout the year a number of religious festivals and events take place, as well as a great range of cultural events that take place during the summer months. You can find information about these in the guide.
The volcano of Santorini is one of the most famous aspects of this unique Greek island and you can read the story of the island and the role that the volcano has played in its history, as well as the famous story of the “Lost City of Atlantis” which many believe is related to Santorini.
Another aspect that Santorini is famous for is its wine. On the island are a number of wineries which produce the delicous wines and many of these are open for visits and have wine tasting sessions where you can go along and enjoy samples of different wines. In this travel guide you will find details of all the wineries on the island.
As well as the delightful wines, Santorini has some other delicious local products that you should try and sample when on holiday on the island. These include the famous fava bean, the Santorini cherry tomatoes, the white eggplant and many others. You will find sections in the guide for Locals products and local cuisine.
You will also find a useful selection of hotels and accommodation, cafe bars, restaurants and tavernas, as well as some travel agencies, diving centres and car rental companies that operate on the island. which may be of help to you when you starting planning your holidays to Santorini. We have also included a “Health and Wellbeing” section which includes details of pharmacies, doctors, dentists and hospitals and health centres on the island.
Whether you have already booked your holiday to Santorini, or are looking at it as a possible destination, then this travel guide is the perfect book for you have with you on your journey. Come and see why so many people fall in love with this magical Greek island.
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