Top Santorini posts

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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Sea, sky, sunsets and scenery: amazing timelapse film of Santorini's incomparable sights and views

ShareClick the arrow on the image (above) to watch the Studio Phosart production, Timelapse in Santorini, a breathtaking film of Santorini’s spectacular scenery   Year-long project: When you view Santorini’s marvellous scenery in person, it literally leaves you breathless. The island and its views can look equally stunning in photos and videoclips, too. And if […]
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Santorini & other islands ranked cheaper to visit than Athens for backpackers & budget travellers

  Passengers on a Blue Star ferry get a good look at Fira village as the ship passes below Santorini’s stunning caldera cliffs     Cost comparisons: Backpackers and people travelling on tight budgets will find their money goes farther on Santorini and other Greek islands than in the city of Athens. According to the […]
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Wine Enthusiast features Greece's Aegean Islands on list of top 10 wine travel destinations for 2014

This is just part of the jaw-dropping caldera view that tourists enjoy while visiting SantoWines on Santorini. At upper right is the clifftop village of Imerovigli, while in the distance beyond the cruise ships is the scenic village of Oia. This photo appears in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s profile of the Greek Aegean Islands as one […]
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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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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!

  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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