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Santorini Island

Santorini, an island born and created by the powers of volcanic fires in the middle of the Aegean Sea. A constant cool breeze ensures a comfortable and not too hot, equable climate most of the time. Historic testimonies, light and colors, volcanic landscape and deep blue crystal water, Cycladic architecture, all of these elements are in a marvelous, harmonious symbiosis on SANTORINI. You can feel the vibrations.
Santorini has a lot of beautiful beaches, as the Red Beach in Akrotiri, the black sand Beaches in Perissa, Perivolos and Monolithos, and the popular Kamari beach. Near Oia (Ia), there are also several nice beaches such as Baxedes, Katharos, Koloubos, and Pori.

Santorini is a place of fantastic excursion by boat to the volcano and the three small volcanic Island: Nea Kameni, Palia Kameni, and Thirassia. In Santorini, you should also visit the archaeological and historical sites: Akrotiri, the ancient ruins of the City of Thira and the relics of the ancient cemetery in Phinikia. You can admire a lot of historical churches, monasteries and Venetian castles.
Hotel Aethrio is located in Oia (Ia), one of the most famous places in the Cycladic islands. Walking along the Caldera is unforgettable, and the sunset there is considered one of the most extraordinary experiences in the world.

And do not forget the famous wine of SANTORINI. Vinsanto, a sweet wine used for mass by the Russian church, has long been an important source of revenue due to its worldwide export.
Today, mainly dry, unmistakable white wine is produced on SANTORINI from vines cultivated in volcanic soil. Due to the wind, the vines are kept short and cut into the form of a nest. This is done so that during dry times the humidity in the night air can be collected when it condenses. In this fashion an interesting, intelligent white wine is made, a wine which does not betray its volcanic origins and sunny character.

 



Excursions

A lot of cruises in the Caldera are available in Santorini. You can visit the volcano, hot springs, and the island of Thirassia, or simply enjoy a superb sailing through the Caldera.

Transfer Service

As soon as you arrive at the port or at the airport, a driver from a partner company will wait for you with the display of your name.

Map & Directions

From the airport (18km), follow the direction Messaria, Fira and Oia. From the port (20km), follow the direction Fira and Oia. Park in the free parking near the bus station and follow Aethrio indication.