Sophisticated Santorini is a romantic little spot in the Aegean Cyclades Islands, well known as a destination for couples’ vacations. It is world-renowned for its whitewashed villages, volcanic beaches and – best of all – its extraordinarily vivid sunsets lighting up the sea in shades of yellow, orange and red. Here are the best places to see the sunset on Santorini.
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October 16, 2014
The Ionian Islands are closer to Albania and Italy than they are to Athens and their main island is Corfu, a lush spot smothered in olive groves and with plenty of sandy beaches for family vacations. Getting to Corfu by sea is easy; it is the jumping-off place for many island-hopping adventures and cruises in the Adriatic.
October 9, 2014
Despite Mykonos’s worldwide reputation as the party island of the eastern Mediterranean, look beyond the pleasure beaches at Paradise and the clubs of Chora and there are other more tranquil corners of this photogenic little island. Take time off from the round of sun bathing and clubbing to explore Ano Mera and the pretty monastery of Panagia Tourliani.
September 25, 2014
In Ancient Greek mythology, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his twin sister and Artemis and second only in importance to the sacred site at Delphi. Tiny Delos is in the Cyclades archipelago, an easy 30 minutes by boat from Greece’s party-central, Mykonos. The five top attractions on Delos are highlighted below.
September 10, 2014
As one of the most romantic spots in the Mediterranean, Santorini is popular with European holiday makers, who flock there is the summer for a week’s wallowing in the island’s rugged natural beauty and pretty, sunbaked and white-washed villages. Recently it has also become a stopping off point for cruise liners for to variety of Santorini shore excursions.
September 4, 2014
The Greek Islands are known primarily as a summer destination, but although many of the smaller islands virtually close down in winter, just as many remain quietly busy between November and February. Heading for the Greek Islands off season means hours of sunshine – perhaps interspersed with some showery days – and the chance to sightsee without the crowd or the baking mid-summer temperatures.
August 28, 2014
The Cycladean Island of Santorini is renowned for the beauty of its caldera sunsets and its whitewashed traditional villages, its steep cliffs carved out of volcanic rock, its hot springs and its artistic tradition but not its beaches. However, Santorini’s best beaches do exist – they just take a little bit of discovering.
August 14, 2014
Already famous for its ability to throw a good party, Mykonos ramps up its hedonistic lifestyle another notch when the temperature rises, with a series of Mykonos summer festivals.
July 31, 2014
Long reputed to be one of the more exclusive and expensive destinations in the eastern Mediterranean, the Greek island of Santorini is equally feted for its harsh volcanic majesty and its traditional white villages. The best-known villages of Santorini are Fira and Oia.
July 17, 2014
Although many festivals in Greece are religious in origin, and the main highlights of the year are around Easter for the Greek Orthodox Church, there are plenty of summer festivals on the Greek Islands that are great fun for all the family to attend.