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    Surrounded by dazzling Aegean waters, Santorini is stunning and spectacular with small, picturesque villages of white sugar cube houses clinging to the island’s volcanic cliffs. Arched roofs, blue domed churches and magnificent sunsets dominate the skyline whilst black volcanic beaches and crystal clear waters typify the coast. Holidays to Santorini are the picture perfect destination for a first-class island getaway.

    Once an important outpost for the Minoans in the southern Cyclades, a violent volcanic eruption in 1600BC created an enormous, mostly submerged caldera with just the east rim left above the water resulting in the crescent shaped Santorini. Some speculate that the eruption brought the Minoan civilisation to an end, and may also have given rise to the legend of the lost land of Atlantis. Nowadays, the island offers traditional architecture, a relaxed way of life plus gently shelving delightful shingle and black sand beaches on its east coast. Tucked away in the southwest, against an impressive backdrop of red and black volcanic rock, lies Red Beach which offers crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkelling. Needless to say, Santorini holidays are truly captivating with this stunning island setting.

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Surrounded by dazzling Aegean waters, Santorini is stunning and spectacular with small, picturesque villages of white sugar cube houses clinging to the island’s volcanic cliffs. Arched roofs, blue domed churches and magnificent sunsets dominate the skyline whilst black volcanic beaches and crystal clear waters typify the coast. Holidays to Santorini are the picture perfect destination for a first-class island getaway.

Once an important outpost for the Minoans in the southern Cyclades, a violent volcanic eruption in 1600BC created an enormous, mostly submerged caldera with just the east rim left above the water resulting in the crescent shaped Santorini. Some speculate that the eruption brought the Minoan civilisation to an end, and may also have given rise to the legend of the lost land of Atlantis. Nowadays, the island offers traditional architecture, a relaxed way of life plus gently shelving delightful shingle and black sand beaches on its east coast. Tucked away in the southwest, against an impressive backdrop of red and black volcanic rock, lies Red Beach which offers crystal clear waters, perfect for snorkelling. Needless to say, Santorini holidays are truly captivating with this stunning island setting.

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Santorini Kastelli Resort

5 Star

Located just a few metres away from the fabulous black volcanic sandy beach of Kamari, in the shadow of the ruins of ancient Thera, Santorini Kastelli Resort is a tranquil and peaceful hideaway

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Petit Palace

5 Star

Dramatically perched on the cliff edge in picturesque Agia Irini, the wonderful five star all suite boutique style Petit Palace boasts the most stunning views over Santorini's caldera and the azure Aegean waters

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Tzekos Villas

4 Star

Built in traditional Cycladic amphitheatre style with dazzlingly white accommodation dramatically clinging to the cliff side of Santorini's volcanic caldera.

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Ambassador Aegean Luxury Hotel & Suites

5 Star

In a stunning location, built into the hillside in Akrotiri in typical Cycladic style.

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Featured hotels

Santorini Kastelli Resort

5 Star

Located just a few metres away from the fabulous black volcanic sandy beach of Kamari, in the shadow of the ruins of ancient Thera, Santorini Kastelli Resort is a tranquil and peaceful hideaway

Petit Palace

5 Star

Dramatically perched on the cliff edge in picturesque Agia Irini, the wonderful five star all suite boutique style Petit Palace boasts the most stunning views over Santorini's caldera and the azure Aegean waters

Tzekos Villas

4 Star

Built in traditional Cycladic amphitheatre style with dazzlingly white accommodation dramatically clinging to the cliff side of Santorini's volcanic caldera.

Ambassador Aegean Luxury Hotel & Suites

5 Star

In a stunning location, built into the hillside in Akrotiri in typical Cycladic style.

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