Sunset views and sugar-cube houses
Settled in north-west Santorini, Firostefani has some of the island's best views - straight out across the caldera, with side-on aspects of the island's cliff-side towns. Tiny, whitewashed houses dot Firostefani like pearls, with a handful of crumbled churches and restaurants, and a friendly buzz from its central shopping street.
Life here is laid-back; you come for the quiet, and stay for the charm. It meets lively capital Fira along a coastal path, so you can wander through at whim to its upbeat bars and tavernas, before retreating back to the calm of Firostefani.
It's worth hiring a car here; famous Minoan settlement Akrotiri is a five-minute drive, and you're within 20 minutes of at least three of Santorini's black-sand beaches.
The flight to Santorini is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Transfer time from Santorini airport to Firostefani is approximately 20 minutes.
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.