Clifftop villages, peach-toned sunsets and volcano views
Santorini takes you to one of the most spectacular Greek islands. It’s located in the Cyclades and has had a rich, interesting history dating back to ancient Greece. Its beautiful interior landscapes and unique flavours of wine and produce are created by the large volcano and crater on the north west side of the island, where you’ll find whitewashed towns which spread over the hillside, overlooking the ocean below.
Head to the south of Santorini for spectacular beaches, including golden sands, white sands, black sands, and even red sands. On the north west coast of the island are some of the top holiday villages, including Firostefani and Oia. Here you can enjoy spectacular views from the volcano, sunsets over the ocean and some of the island’s best restaurants. Just minutes away is the island’s capital, Fira, which is home to a further selection of bars and restaurants, art galleries, museums, and much more.
Luxury holidays in Santorini come as standard. It’s well known for its bright white buildings and azure blue details, as well as little churches and a fascinating history. Climb a volcano, take a winery tour and taste some of the unique flavours created by the volcanic soil or enjoy a romantic boat trip with champagne over sunset. Towns like Imerovigli and Pyrgos offer easy access to the capital and close proximity to some of the island’s best beaches, as well as their own selection of boutiques, bars, and restaurants.
Book your luxury holiday in Santorini with Sovereign and we’ll help you choose the perfect hotel for your trip. Whether you’re travelling as a couple on a romantic break or with a group, we’ll help you create memories to last a lifetime. San Antonio and the Sun Rocks Hotel are little boutiques set on the side of a volcano and overlooking the ocean, while Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel has fantastic facilities, including a secret wine cave.
As well as being home to a range of hotels with family friendly options on offer, the Greek Island of Santorini is perfect for those wanting to enjoy culture, history and activities. The whitewashed towns are home to striking views of the glittering blue waters of the sea, while there are golden sandy beaches as well as black sandy ones.
The flight to Santorini is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Like most Greek islands, Santorini’s long summer months stretch from April through to September or October. The dry, sunny spring months are warm enough for beach-going and sightseeing, and average highs top 30°C in July and August.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.
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