Top Santorini posts

April landslide prompts renewed warning of 5-year-old ban on visits to Santorini's Red Beach

With its breathtaking backdrop of soaring crimson cliffs, many tourists regard Santorini’s Red Beach as one of the top “must-see” attractions on the island. This image appeared on the Travel to Santorini page on Facebook.   Red Beach has officially been closed to the public since 2013 because of rockfall risks, but thousands of tourists […]
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Greek Island icons & landmarks: The blue-domed church high above the sea on Santorini

Photos of Agios Theodori Church have inspired countless people to visit Santorini and other places in Greece — or to dream of going there     Greek Islands Icons & Landmarks is a series of occasional posts about curious, unusual and extraordinary sights and places we have seen on our travels in the Greek Islands […]
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The sweet sounds and looks of luxury at Canaves Oia hotel on Santorini

This 2-minute film is the official 2018 promotional video for Canaves Oia on Santorini. The hotel looks amazing, and its outstanding scenic views show why Santorini is one of the world’s most famous islands.   Dreamy destination: Yesterday (February 23) was a terribly dreary day here in Toronto. The morning temperature was only 1 degree […]
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The bewitching but dangerous beauty of Santorini's Red Beach

Santorini’s Red Beach is seen in an image from EscapeGreece.com    [Editor’s Update: If you plan to visit Santorini in 2018, please beware that Red Beach is officially closed to the public. Click here to read about a landslide that occurred on Red Beach in April 2018 and led island authorities to re-issue warnings that […]
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Sky views of Santorini's sensational cliffside scenery

  Drone tour: Here’s a video to excite and inspire those of you who will be going to Santorini this summer — or possibly sometime in the future. Created by NPro+ Aerial Production, the two-and-a-half minute film will take you on an exhilarating aerial tour of the western side of Santorini, renowned for the picturesque villages that cling to […]
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The splendour of Santorini

ShareSantorini was filmed during April 2013  by dimid, a timelapse photographer from Minsk, Belarus, and his colleague Zweizwei from Korea.   Bedazzling beauty: Now that it’s a brand-new year, people around the world are beginning to book their spring, summer and fall trips to Greece. Since many will be spending some time on Santorini, I’m posting some inspiring videos that […]
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Santorini sets its sights on year-round tourism

 Click on the arrow to view Santorini The One, the lead video in a series of clips produced earlier this year to promote Santorini tourism. The island now hopes to become a popular travel destination all year long.    Four seasons of splendour: If all goes according to plans currently under development, winter won’t be “off season” […]
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Exhilarating sights and scenes from Santorini

ShareFilipe Samora captured breathtaking Santorini sights in this spellbinding film posted on Vimeo. I loved watching the video and am sharing it here so you can enjoy the exhilarating images of this incomparably beautiful Greek island.
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Santorini claims #1 spot on T+L magazine readers' ranking of best islands in Europe & the world

Luxury hotels crown the spectacular caldera cliffs in Santorini’s Oia village  Reader favourite: Santorini is the world’s best island for 2014, according to a survey of Travel + Leisure magazine readers. Santorini beat out three Hawaiian islands as well as Bali, Indonesia to claim top spot in T+L’s World’s Best Awards 2014. Last year, Santorini […]
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Petition seeks better working conditions for mules & donkeys used as 'tourist taxis' on Santorini

Some of the mules used to transport tourists up and down hundreds of steps between the cruiseship tender dock and Fira, the main town on Santorini   Animal abuse: An international online petition is urging local authorities on Santorini to make significant improvements to the welfare and working conditions of dozens of mules and donkeys […]
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Soar above Santorini!

ShareThis video, which was posted online by YouTube member neasantorinis, shows astounding aerial views of Santorini as well as the adjacent volcano island of Nea Kameni. Click the arrow to play the video, and enjoy your flight!    
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Aenaon Villas' traditional design blends beautifully into Santorini's spellbinding caldera landscape

Aenaon Villas sits nestled against the side of a rugged cliff on Santorini’s spectacular caldera. Designed in traditional Cycladic architecture, Aenaon’s seven luxury villas boast breathtaking views of nearby Thirasia island (upper left) …     … as well as Imerovigli village and Skaros Rock (upper left), the Nea Kameni volcano island (top center) and […]
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3 Comments

  1. Interesting posts! especially about year-round tourism!

  2. Hi!
    I am planning to visit Greece in first or second week of October! Need updates on how the weather would be and are there any parties happening during that period.. suggestions for must visit places would be great! Also if you can share some links which might be helpful during my visit. Thanks in advance.

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