Top Santorini posts

Flipping over Firostefani & cartwheeling above the caldera: Art of Motion event returns to Santorini

The spectacular Santorini caldera scenery provides a breathtaking backdrop for amazing acrobatic maneuvers by freerunners Ryan Doyle and Bartje van der Linden. Extreme photographer Predrag Vuckovic captured the pair in midair action at Andronis Luxury Suites in Oia during a photo shoot to promote this Saturday’s Red Bull Art of Motion 2013 competition     […]
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Santorini's superlative scenery, on film

A screen capture from Freedom, a fabulous 5-minute film by Vasili Pasioudis   Simply breathtaking: It has been available for online viewing on Vimeo for the past two years, but today was the first time I saw Freedom, a superb film showing Santorini’s spectacular scenery, and I just have to pass along the link so […]
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Don't ride the donkeys! Why tourists should avoid taking the mule 'taxis' on Santorini

  Cruise ships that visit Santorini drop anchor in the sea below the capital town of Fira and tender passengers to shore. From there, visitors reach Fira either by walking approximately 600 steps up the path (left) that zig-zags up the face of the 800-foot cliff  …   … by paying several Euros for the […]
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Favourite tavernas: Fond memories of traditional Greek cuisine at Aktaion taverna on Santorini

Aktaion taverna in Firostefani village on Santorini   Local specialties: We haven’t been to Santorini in several years, but we still talk about how much we have enjoyed Aktaion taverna in Firostefani. We discovered this little restaurant gem back in 2004 when we stayed at the Santorini Palace Hotel during our first trip to the […]
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Quirks & curiosities: Our windowless cave-style Santorini hotel room with its low 'hobbit' door

Room 119 at Grotto Villas/Cliff Side Suites in Firostefani had no window …   … and the door was only 5 feet 5 inches tall. Don’t forget to duck!   Head knocker: Santorini is world-renowned for spectacular scenery, and its magnificent caldera views drew us back to the island three consecutive years in a row. […]
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Chill out! Truly cool Greek Island pools

The gorgeous swimming pool at the Honeymoon Petra Villas in Imerovigli is positioned on the Santorini caldera cliffside hundreds of feet above the Aegean Sea …   … with spectacular views of Nea Kameni, the volcano island   Deep freeze: There are two great ways to beat the extreme summer heat in the Greek Islands: […]
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  1. Interesting posts! especially about year-round tourism!

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