per person

Santorini is a unique and beautiful island in Greece that is known for its wild volcanic landscape, rugged cliffs, and stunning shores. Its rich history and traditions only add to its appeal, making it a true gem among the Greek islands. The island’s distinctive half-moon shape was formed around 1,650 BC during a major volcanic eruption, which also destroyed the ancient Minoan settlement of Akrotiri on the south of the island and caused massive waves that reached the northern coasts of Crete, causing widespread destruction there. According to legend, Santorini was originally a round island that emerged out of the sea in a miraculous way. Regardless of its exact origins, there is no denying that Santorini is a truly special and unique place with a lot to offer visitors.


73 km2
Currency used
EURO (€)
  • Included
  • Not Included
    Tour Operators
    Legal Advices
    Personal Guide
Live & Work

Live in Santorini


Places to Live


Fira is a charming and vibrant city located on the island of Santorini in Greece. It is the capital of the island and is home to a diverse population of locals and tourists alike. Fira is known for its stunning views of the Aegean Sea and the caldera, as well as its winding narrow streets, colorful houses, and picturesque churches. It is a popular destination for tourists, but it is also a great place to live, offering a variety of benefits to its residents. One of the main benefits of living in Fira is the city's close proximity to the sea, which provides opportunities for swimming, boating, and other recreational activities. The city is also home to a number of restaurants, cafes, and bars, making it a great place to socialize and enjoy the local cuisine. Additionally, Fira is known for its rich cultural history and vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries and events taking place throughout the year.


Oia is a highly sought-after vacation spot in Santorini for its unparalleled vistas, captivating sunsets and stylish boutique accommodations. A 12 km distance from Fira, Oia perched on a high-rising cliff, featuring striking vistas of the volcano and neighboring island of Thirassia. Visitors can leisurely stroll through the charming narrow streets, peruse the diverse shops and tavernas, and relish in the sun on one of the many sun-drenched balconies while immersing in Mediterranean culture and ambiance. The village's maze-like layout makes it perfect to get lost in and discover hidden gems. The traditional cave houses in this village also makes it a unique spot to explore the local architecture. Oia also offers numerous galleries and art studios for those interested in exploring the local art scene.


Imerovigli, a picturesque village located nearby Oia, is home to a plethora of luxurious lodgings, many of which are converted caves with suites and apartments, highly acclaimed for offering the most spectacular sunset views in all of Santorini. The village provides a serene and tranquil ambiance, ideal for couples and families seeking a more relaxed pace than that of Fira. The charming and tranquil streets, dotted with traditional white-washed houses, makes for an idyllic and romantic evening stroll, while the nearby beaches offer a perfect sanctuary to unwind during the day. Visitors can explore the traditional architecture and the beauty of the villages that cling to the cliffs while relishing in the awe-inspiring views of the caldera. The village also offers many hiking and trekking opportunities for the adventurous traveler.


Though the hamlet of Firostefani is commonly perceived as an autonomous community, it is actually a northern expansion of the capital city Fira. Visitors will find it to be one of the most attractive locations to reside in during their visit to the island of Santorini. The moniker of the village, which translates to "Crown of Fira", references its prime elevation in relation to the main city. Firostefani boasts an array of delightful cafes, taverns, and eateries to relish, as well as a central shopping district that is exclusive to the village.


The Akrotiri peninsula offers a unique combination of traditional and modern appeal. The area is particularly renowned for its Minoan ruins, while also maintaining its status as an active village. Visitors can explore the mud-brick structures and various artifacts on guided tours with archaeologists, which can be arranged in advance. The most sought-after beaches in Akrotiri include Red Beach, Vlichada, and Perivolas.


Karterados is a charming village on the island of Santorini, known for its picturesque views. The village is situated in such a way that one side offers a stunning vista of a sprawling vineyard valley, while the other side overlooks the mesmerizing blue sea. Taking a leisurely walk through Karterados, visitors will come across the grand homes of the village's founders, as well as some older, traditional houses. The village also offers a variety of amenities, including restaurants, cafes, bars, and is also a good place to try local food and drink. The beaches of Karterados, which can be accessed via the main road, boast black volcanic pebbles and crystal clear waters, with intriguing rock formations scattered throughout.


Pyrgos is a traditional village situated in the central part of the island, about 5 km southeast of the island's capital, Fira. The village has a population of around 1,500 people and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, including white-washed houses and blue-domed churches. It's also known for the beautiful view of the caldera from the village. Pyrgos is a great place to explore if you're interested in traditional Greek architecture and culture. Pyrgos is also a good place to try local food and drink, and it's surrounded by beautiful vineyards. The village is also known for its Castle of Pyrgos, a Venetian fortress built in the 13th century that offers panoramic views of the island. Visitors can also explore the village's main square and the old market street. Additionally, Pyrgos is a good starting point to visit the ancient city of Akrotiri, which is located nearby.

Book a Tour

    Work in Santorini


      INALAN (internet provider)
    The idea of fiber optics that will bring you the ultimate fast internet connection, a speed you can't get any other way these days. Immediately available to you through INALAN a few days after your request.
    COSMOTE (internet provider)
    The fiber optic network is the latest technology for fast Internet access. It enables data to be transmitted at the speed of light through cables with very thin glass filaments, the optical fiber. This results in amazing new speeds that in the future could reach up to 1Gbps.
    VODAFONE (internet provider)
    Next Generation Network (NGN). The main fiber to the home (FTTH) technology we have implemented is the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON). This shares a system capacity of 2.5 Gbps downstream and 1.25 Gbps upstream to typically 32 to 64 customers. This provides our customers with the ability to reach the maximum speeds of 1 Gbps outlined in our vision for the Gigabit Society.
    WIND (internet provider)
    If you also believe that working and studying from home is important and should be achieved with fast speeds, then WIND Fiber is here for you. You will be able to communicate with your colleagues and participate in video conferences without any delay, even when simultaneous video calls are taking place. Fiber optics are not affected by external factors, resulting in a stable and reliable Internet connection at 100 Mbps. They can't stop you anywhere!


    Sports & Nature

    Sports and Activities

    Horse Riding to Black Sandy Beach

    Experience the breathtaking beauty of Santorini on horseback by embarking on a guided tour from Caldera Beach to Eros Beach. Limited to small groups of six, this tour offers the opportunity to ride through the rugged volcanic landscapes of the island, with a knowledgeable guide to assist and capture memories on your device. Begin your journey by posing for pictures amidst the stunning cliffs of Caldera Beach before traversing through wild, untamed terrain to reach the secluded black sands of Eros Beach. Here, you can ride along the waves, feeling the wind in your hair, before heading back to the starting point. This is an activity not to be missed for those who love horse riding, nature, and adventure.

    Scuba Diving

    Embark on a thrilling underwater journey with the experienced guides at Santorini Diving Center and discover the mesmerizing marine life that Santorini has to offer. Dive into the crystal clear waters of the island accompanied by a seasoned Dive master or Instructor, who will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, whether you're a first-time diver or a seasoned pro. Explore the unique underwater world of Santorini, from the sea bottom to the colorful corals and different species of fish. This is an exciting and safe activity that should be on your bucket list while in Santorini, an island that offers not only beautiful landscapes but also an amazing marine world to discover.

    Parasailing over Perivolos Beach, Santorini

    Take to the skies and soar above the stunning Perivolos Beach on Santorini with a parasailing adventure. You and your friends or alone will lift off from the boat and fly high up to 300 feet (100 meters) over the sea for an incredible 10-minute view of the island. Glide over the crystal clear waters, taking in the natural beauty of the island from a bird's-eye view. At the end of your flight, you'll land safely back on the boat. Whether you choose to fly in the morning or in the afternoon to witness the famous Santorini sunset, this is an unforgettable experience that will give you a unique perspective of the island's beauty.


    Experience the ultimate thrill of kitesurfing in the spectacular Caldera of Santorini. The dark sandy beaches and the steady wind conditions year-round provide the perfect setting for this exhilarating sport. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced kitesurfer, you can learn and improve your skills under the guidance of professional instructors. Imagine gliding through the crystal-clear waters of the caldera, feeling the wind in your hair and the rush of adrenaline as you master the art of kitesurfing. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to kitesurf in one of the most beautiful places in the world.


    Embrace the newest sensation in water sports and discover the thrill of flyboarding in Santorini. With the power of water, you'll soar through the air, dive, and jump like a seabird, making it an exciting activity that will leave you wanting more. Take off from the crystal-clear waters of Katharos Beach and feel the sensation of flying and diving with the sun on your skin. This is an activity that will give you an adrenaline rush like no other, and a memory that will last a lifetime.

    E-Bike Adventures

    Take a journey of discovery and explore the beautiful and hilly landscape of Santorini on an electric bike on this half-day tour. With the assistance of an electric bike, you'll effortlessly glide past ancient monuments and the breathtaking coastline of the southern part of the island. Pedal your way through hidden gems like the Black Beach in Perivolos and discover charming seaside villages. The electric bike will take care of the uphill struggles, allowing for a smooth and enjoyable ride along the caldera. This is a unique and eco-friendly way to see the island and its beauty, making it an adventure not to be missed.

    Beaches nearby

    Red Beach

    Experience the beauty of one of the most renowned beaches in Greece, the Red Beach of Santorini. Arguably the most famous and picturesque beach on the island, located in the Akrotiri area. The small size of the beach adds to its unique and intimate atmosphere, although it can be crowded during peak season. Many visitors choose to admire the striking red and black volcanic rock formations from the headland, instead of descending to the beach itself. The Red Beach is a must-visit destination for any beach lover, offering a unique and breathtaking landscape that sets it apart from other beaches in Santorini.


    Discover the renowned beach resort of Kamari just 8.6 km southeast of Fira, the island's capital. The beach offers a similar landscape to Perissa, with its black sandy shore and the impressive Mesa Vouno rock formation rising from the sea on its left side. The area is particularly captivating, especially at night when the rock is illuminated and casts a mesmerizing glow in the darkness. Kamari is a must-visit destination for beach-goers and those who appreciate natural beauty. With its black sand and towering rock formation, it provides a unique and memorable experience.


    Experience the natural beauty of Perissa, a volcanic beach that offers a unique and captivating landscape to visitors. The black volcanic sand and crystal clear waters of Perissa have earned it a Blue Flag award for their cleanliness in the past. The main attraction of the beach is the enormous Mesa Vouno rock formation that rises from the sea, adding to the natural beauty of the area.

    History & Tradition

    Santorini is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea, part of the Cyclades group of islands. The island has a long history of human habitation, with evidence of early human presence dating back to the Neolithic Period. In the Bronze Age, around 3600 BC, Santorini was home to a thriving civilization. Archaeological excavations near Akrotiri and the famous Red Beach have uncovered the remains of an ancient Minoan colony on the island. These discoveries, including wall ornaments and pottery with naturalistic depictions of animals and humans, show similarities to other Minoan settlements on the island of Crete, such as Knossos. Today, Santorini is known for its beautiful landscapes, including its iconic white-washed buildings and stunning sunsets, as well as its rich cultural heritage and ancient ruins. The island is also famous for its wine production and is home to several vineyards and wineries.

    Must Places to Visit


    Akrotiri is an ancient Minoan city on the island of Santorini, located on the southern part of the island. The city was buried by ash and pumice following a volcanic eruption around 1613 BC, which preserved many of its buildings and artifacts. The ancient city was rediscovered in the 20th century, and excavations have revealed a well-preserved city with sophisticated architecture and a complex system of streets, squares, and buildings.Akrotiri is known for its well-preserved frescoes, which depict scenes of everyday life in ancient times, as well as its intricate and sophisticated system of drainage and sewage. The city was likely a thriving port and trade center in ancient times, and its proximity to the sea suggests that it may have been involved in the production and trade of metals, such as copper and bronze. Today, Akrotiri is a popular tourist destination on Santorini, and visitors can tour the excavated site and learn about the island's ancient history.

    The Cathedral Of Saintg John the Baptist

    The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is a beautiful and historic church located in the heart of Santorini. It is one of the island's most prominent landmarks and is known for its stunning architecture, including its towering white bell tower and traditional Greek-style dome. The interior of the cathedral is equally impressive, with ornate frescoes and intricate carvings adorning the walls and ceilings. The church is an important place of worship for the local community and is also a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming from all over to admire its beauty and learn about its history. The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is a testament to the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of Santorini and is a must-see destination for anyone visiting the island.

    Ancient Thira (Fira)

    It was founded in the 9th century BC by Dorian colonists and was an important cultural and economic center in the ancient world. The city is known for its well-preserved ruins, including its temples, theaters, and public buildings, which offer a glimpse into the daily life of the ancient city. Today, Ancient Thira is a popular tourist destination on the island of Santorini, with visitors coming from all over to explore its ancient ruins and learn about its history.

    The Three Bells

    The Three Bells of Fira, also known as the "Three Bells of the Apocalypse," is a set of three bells located in Fira, the capital of the island of Santorini in Greece. The bells are located in the bell tower of the Church of Panagia Orthodoxos, a traditional Greek Orthodox church located in the center of Fira since 1757. The Three Bells of Fira are an iconic symbol of the island and are known for their distinctive sound, which can be heard throughout the city. The bells are rung at various times, including on Sundays and during special occasions, such as weddings and celebrations.

    Akrotiri Lighthouse

    Located on the southwestern tip of the island of Santorini, about 8 km from the capital city of Fira, the Akrotiri Lighthouse stands tall above the Aegean Sea. From this vantage point, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the island, including the ancient ruins of Akrotiri and the nearby villages. The Akrotiri Lighthouse is considered one of the oldest lighthouses in Greece, with a history dating back to 1892. Prior to the introduction of electricity in 1988, the lighthouse was powered by petrol fuel. Today, the lighthouse emits a bright white light that can be seen from far and wide.



    Agiomnisia is a religious festival celebrated on the island of Santorini in Greece, usually held in honor of a particular Saint. The festival is an important cultural and social event for the people of Santorini and is often a major source of entertainment. Preparations for the festival include cleaning the church, decorating the icons with flowers, and ornamenting the church with flags. The cost of the festival is usually covered by a collection taken from the community or by the owners of a private chapel. During the festival, traditional food and drink are served, and in the past, musicians would play instruments and people would dance and sing late into the night.

    Explosion Representation

    Every August, usually around the 15th of the month, Santorini hosts a special event that reenacts the eruption of the island's famous volcano. The event involves the use of sparklers and flares to create a dramatic and realistic representation of the eruption. After the performance, there is usually a concert and dance for attendees to enjoy. This event is a popular and unique way to learn about and experience the island's rich history and natural beauty.

    Saint John Klidonas

    In Santorini, May wreaths are a traditional decorative element that are hung on the doors of houses from May until the Eve of St. John the Baptist, or Klidona, on June 23. On Klidona, the May wreaths are gathered in the village squares and burned in a big pile. The tradition is for the people of all ages to jump over the fire for good luck. This is a long-standing and beloved tradition on the island of Santorini.

    The burning of Ovrios

    On Easter day, many villages on Thira observe the tradition of burning Ovrio. In the square of the village, a "people's court of Ovrio" is organized, which inevitably pronounces the verdict that "Judas should burn." As a result, a cloth effigy of a man is made and hung, and it is subsequently burned as part of the celebration. This custom is believed to have originated in ancient times and is still practiced today as a way of marking the Easter holiday and commemorating the story of Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus.

    The custom of Lazarus

    On Lazarus Saturday, the inhabitants of Santorini observe the custom of making a large cross out of ship's wood. The cross is decorated with rosemary and flowers, and it is filled with flowers by the young women of the island. The custom of Lazarus symbolizes the resurrection of Lazarus and is meant to celebrate this important event in the Christian faith. The decorated cross remains in the square until Ascension Sunday. This is a longstanding tradition on the island of Santorini and is an important way for the community to honor their faith and celebrate the Easter holiday.

    Food & Nightlife

    Santorini is a Greek island known for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and delicious local cuisine. The island's food scene is influenced by its location in the Aegean Sea and the unique local ingredients that are used in traditional recipes. Some of the dishes that you can enjoy on Santorini include fresh seafood, such as octopus and squid, as well as locally grown vegetables. Many dishes are also made with locally produced ingredients such as feta cheese, honey, and wine. In addition to traditional Greek dishes, you can also find a variety of international cuisine on the island, including Italian, Asian, and Mediterranean flavors. Whether you're looking to try traditional Greek recipes or sample dishes from around the world, Santorini's food scene has something to satisfy every appetite. Besides being considered one of the most romantic islands in Greece, Santorini also offers a vibrant nightlife scene, providing a range of options for visitors looking to experience the island's culture and entertainment after dark. From lively bars and clubs to intimate wine bars and lounges, Santorini has something for everyone. Live music and dance performances can also be enjoyed at various venues across the island. Whether you're looking to party the night away or simply relax with a drink and take in the island's stunning views, Santorini's nightlife has something to offer for every taste and preference.

    Must Places to Visit


    Argo Restaurant in Santorini is a unique dining experience that brings myths and stories of the past to life. The restaurant is named after the ship Argo from Greek mythology, which set out on a journey to find the Golden Fleece. Today, the restaurant invites diners to embark on a gastronomic journey of their own, with a contemporary and passionate captain and dedicated crew serving up delicious tastes in a dreamy atmosphere. The focus is on the journey and the experience, making Argo Restaurant a must-visit destination for foodies visiting Santorini.


    Selene Restaurant in Santorini is a dining experience that aims to deliver the soul of Santorini on guests' plates through the use of unique local ingredients and long-lost gastronomic traditions. The restaurant, housed in a former 18th century monastery, is run by Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini and wine expert Yiannis Karakasis MW. Diners can expect an authentic Santorinian fine dining experience in a charming and luxurious setting that appeals to all the senses.

    1800 Floga

    1800-Floga restaurant in Santorini offers a unique dining experience featuring traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist. The restaurant, which was once a family-run bakery that supplied bread and desserts to the local community, is now run by an inventive chef and his team who use top-quality ingredients and traditional Santorinian products to create a menu that will take diners on a gastronomic journey. The restaurant also has a beautiful terrace with views of the Caldera and volcano, which is perfect for romantic dinners or informal meals while enjoying the sunset and starry sky. In addition to the delicious food, 1800-Floga offers a wine tasting experience and excellent service that will complete your dream holiday in Santorini.


    Kapari Wine Restaurant in Santorini is a dining destination that offers gourmet meals made with the finest ingredients and a commitment to excellence. Dine on delicious Mediterranean recipes and local delicacies, paired with a wide selection of premium wines, as you take in the breathtaking views of the caldera and the Aegean sea. The restaurant's exterior features carefully landscaped gardens bursting with bright bougainvilleas, sunflowers, and aromatic herbs, creating a natural and inviting atmosphere.

    Aroma Avlis

    Aroma Avlis is a unique restaurant and winery located in Santorini that combines innovation with traditional charm. The restaurant features a courtyard filled with flowers and aromatic plants, highlighting the local products of Santorini and the wider Cyclades region. The menu features dishes of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients, many of which are sourced from the restaurant's own bastions. The expert staff is on hand to help guests pair the dishes with the award-winning wines of the Artemis Karamolegos Winery. The restaurant's traditional-style courtyard and terraces, decorated with barrels, baskets, and vines, offer stunning views of the Monolithos-Avis and Anafi beaches, as well as the vineyards and vegetable plots of the estate. Bonus of this restaurant is the fact that you can attend some kitchen lessons if you wish to explore more the Mediterranean cuisine.

    Ambrosia & Nectar in Oia

    Ambrosia Restaurant in Oia, Santorini is a renowned dining destination located in the beautiful cliff-top village of Oia. The restaurant offers a range of Greek gourmet cuisine with international flavors, served in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Diners can choose to enjoy their meal on the panoramic terrace overlooking the famous Caldera or in one of the antique-filled indoor salas. The restaurant's menu is centered on Mediterranean and modern Greek cuisine, and the atmosphere is further elevated by the beautiful artistic decor and breathtaking views of the sunset.


    Tranquilo is a bar and restaurant located in Santorini that offers a wide range of drinks and fresh fruit smoothies, as well as tropical cocktails that have made the establishment famous. With plenty of seating options, including hammocks, a bar, and common areas, there is always a spot for visitors to relax and socialize. Tranquilo was founded in 2011 by world travelers with a passion for life, a love for the planet, and a respect for people. In addition to the bar and restaurant, the establishment also includes a guesthouse, organic vegetable garden, beach, yoga spot, small gym, and loads of hammocks. Tranquilo is the perfect place to explore the real character of Santorini and satisfy all of your senses.


    Jojo is a beach bar and restaurant located on the black sandy beach of Perivolos in Santorini. The establishment offers a modern and comfortable atmosphere, with friendly staff and a swimming pool with a bar inside. Jojo serves a range of drinks and dishes, as well as hosting parties attended by well-known artists. Whether you're looking to relax by the sea or party the night away, Jojo is the perfect destination.

    Enigma Club

    The Enigma Club is located in Fira, the capital city of Santorini. It is just a short distance from the main square in Fira. The club has been open and successful since 1979, and in addition to being a popular destination on its own, it also hosts and plans a variety of parties, which can be customized to meet specific needs or requests.

    Koo Club

    Koo Club is a lively nightspot located in Fira, on the north end of a cliffside walkway. The club features a spacious outdoor patio with a tropical atmosphere, complete with palm trees, as well as an indoor dance floor with a seductive ambiance. The energy level at Koo Club is high, especially when the dance floor becomes crowded with people moving to the beat of the music.

    Casablanca Soul Bar

    The Casablanca Soul Bar is a stylish venue located on the rim of the volcanic caldera in Fira, a popular destination for nightlife on the island of Santorini. At this bar, you can expect to hear guest DJs spinning a variety of music, including afro house, and participate in exciting events. In addition to the great music, the bar also serves up unique and delicious cocktails made by skilled bartenders. The atmosphere at the Casablanca Soul Bar is friendly and welcoming, thanks to the positive and polite staff.

    Town Club

    Despite its small size, the Town Club is a popular spot among students, backpackers, and younger crowds who want to have a fun and lively night out. One of the standout features of this club is the spacious patio located behind the clubhouse, which provides a comfortable and open area to hang out and socialize. In contrast to some other crowded and noisy clubs, the Town Club offers a more relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the evening.