The Greek island of Santorini is a wonderful destination for summer holidays. This island can't be compared with any other in Greece due to its special charm and the enchanting beaches. If you have been amazed by islands like Madeira and Corsica, you should definitely consider booking Santorini villas. A shining city perched on a cliff side, the blinding white buildings capped by dreamy deep blue - pictures of Santorini regularly steal the very breath away of those who get a glimpse of them in tourist brochures. People fortunate enough to visit this island are often rendered speechless. Santorini has been described as the most beautiful of all the Greek isles, possibly even the world. Along with Mykonos, Santorini (also known as Thira) is sparkling gem amidst the already impressive Cyclades. Not only does the town of Oia pose majestically for tourism photographs; it lives and breathes the enchanting culture of Greece, which pulls on millennia of sophistication to offer something incredibly charming and warm to this very day. As you stroll through the streets, incredible views and gentle Mediterranean sea breezes will meet you at every turn, while locals will be happy to greet you and chat. Private Santorini accommodation is the perfect setting for a dream holiday, whether you fancy relaxing by the pool or cooking yourself a traditional Greek meal in the comfort of your own holiday rental property. Santorini offers the rentals for the holiday of your dreams, from waterfront Santorini villas and luxury holiday apartments to self catering holiday homes with room for the entire family.
Discover a picturesque landscape with Santorini accommodation
Even without the artful human touch of Oia, Santorini stands alone with a rugged, picturesque landscape that has inspired legends; near the capital Fira, you'll find the Santorini Volcano, a humongous caldera ripped out from the centre of the island, which is thought by many to be the origin of the Atlantis tale. The ancient town of Akrotiri was covered over by the volcano’s ash, and soon you will be able to see the fully restored ruins during your stay in a villa in this area. Newer, but still quite ancient are the ruins of Thirka. Where else can one see an amalgam of Roman, Hellenistic and Byzantine periods rolled into one ancient city? All these destinations make for great day trips from your Santorini accommodation. For a more focused look at the magnitude of Santorini’s ancient past, the Archeological Museum of Prehistoric Thira provides a superb collection of extremely well-exhibited artifacts dating back thousands of years.
Make Santorini your next family holiday destination
Of course, Santorini is a lot more than just museums and ruins and casual nodding at the houses you stroll by. Beautiful beaches provide a great way to enjoy fun in the sun with the whole family. An abundant selection of water sports and land sports will keep visitors to the island occupied. Or if you're just looking to relax with a beautiful view then book a holiday home for the village of Imerovigli, the 'balcony to the Aegean' – here's you'll get a beautiful vista of the sunset from the Aegean Sea.