Santorini, Greece

  • Get a feel for the island’s history while exploring the excavated ruins of Ancient Thira.
  • Sample the vino at Santo Wines Winery on a guided tour, which includes a walking tour that covers all the steps of the vinification process.
  • Stroll the cobblestoned streets of Pyrgos, a well-preserved Medieval-era village that transports visitors back in time.
  • Perfect your tan on the black sand shores of Perissa Beach; be sure to grab a photo of Mesa Vouno, a large volcanic rock that rises from the sea.
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It’s All Greek to Us

The rocky islands of the Santorini archipelago were formed thousands of years ago after one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. In the ensuing centuries, Santorini played a vital role in the development of Greek and Minoan culture. Today, with its breathtaking scenery and charming whitewashed villages, Santorini is a naturally romantic vacation mecca. Modern attractions include a burgeoning wine industry, excellent restaurants, and water sports, all set against the shimmering, turquoise backdrop of the Aegean Sea. On an island with such fascinating history, the past and present work together to create an unforgettable vacation destination.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Santorini (Thira), National Airport (JTR)
  • Also Known As
    Thera or Thira
  • Location
    Cyclades Islands, Aegean Sea
  • Area
    28 Square Miles
  • Population
    ~15,000

Fresh Things to Do

Featured Activity


  • For Your Viewing Pleasure

    From legendary sunsets to its iconic caldera, Santorini is one of the most naturally breathtaking islands in the world. Stunning views and scenery can be found pretty much everywhere you look, but below, we’ve outlined a few of the best places to check it out.

    Amoudi Bay. You’ll descend 300 steps to reach it, but the hike to petite Amoudi Bay is worth it. Located below Oia, this is one of Santorini’s most visited sites due to its jaw-dropping sunsets, caldera views, and calm water for swimming. Charming tavernas dish up fishermen’s catch of the day.

    Fira to Oia Hike. There aren’t many better ways to get the lay of the land than this 7-mile trek. The leisurely-to-challenging walk meanders through various village streets and stunning coastal paths. The views out over the water and towns are unparalleled.

    Skaros Rock and Imerovigli. The small village of Imerovigli offers sweeping views of its own, but for a truly remarkable vantage point, walk out to Skaros Rock, an ancient fortress and small peninsula jutting out from the village.

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Travel Tips

Weather


  • Forecasting Your Santorini Vacation

    Expect pleasant weather and warm temperatures from April to October, the dry season. From November to March, the island is cooler and rainier, but overall, Santorini enjoys a mild and sunny climate year-round. The island is known to be windy at times, especially during the summer.

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Map of Santorini, Greece

Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.

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