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Imagine taking in a spectacular view of crystal clear water while sitting on the edge of a volcano--all in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Welcome to Santorini, Greece! This small crescent-shaped chain of islands offers a picturesque holiday setting. Santorini is comprised of the islands of Thira, Thirassia, Palea, Aspronissi, and Nea Kameni, all of which are filled with unique villages and culture. Thanks to the abundance of flavours produced locally, including white egg plants, cherry tomatoes, and freshly made goat cheese, Santorini is also a culinary haven. After a wonderful gastronomy experience, dip your feet in the water and then retreat back to the white, red, or black sand!
Santorini is known as a romantic destination, and there are many luxury suites and villas overlooking the water where you can rekindle a relationship. The islands also have plenty of accommodation for travellers heading off on a solo retreat or a group of friends away on a fun holiday. From 5-star resorts to cave hotels, you can find your dream Santorini accommodation right here on Expedia.co.nz today.
If you want the Santorini beach experience, replete with time on the water and a chance to sport your new bather, consider visiting the Greek paradise in July and August. These are the warmest months, when the temperature averages between 24 and 26 degrees. The islands are coldest in January and February, when the average temperature is just 12 degrees.
If you arrive to Santorini by plane, the nearest major airport is the Athens International Airport (ATH). From there, you can take a ferry from Port of Pireaus or Port of Rafina to Santorini. If you want to avoid the long ferry journey, you may also charter a flight straight to Santorini from Athens.
Santorini is a truly spectacular destination. Between its volcanic history and clear waters you can find no other place like it on Earth. Make your holiday a success by booking your dream island hotel right here on Expedia.co.nz today. You can filter Santorini hotels by island location, theme, or star rating. Best of all, booking with Expedia means you are always getting the best deal on your holiday accommodation!