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Destination guide

Experience Santorini in holiday homes to rent

Santorini, also classically known as Thera, is an island in Greece that’s about 200 kilometres off the mainland. Thousands of years ago, Santorini was the sight of a volcanic eruption that created the caldera you’ll see there today. In fact, some scholars believe that this eruption directly led to the fall of the Minoans. Fortunately, modern-day Santorini is an unforgettable place to visit with several towns featuring traditional Greek architecture and breathtaking natural mountains, all surrounded by the blue Aegean Sea. Book one of the local holiday homes to rent, and you can enjoy it all from luxurious accommodation.

History

Historical sites near Santorini holiday rentals

No matter where you book one of the holiday rentals on the island, you’ll never be too far from a historical site. After all, people have been living on Santorini for thousands of years. One of the most popular spots is Ancient Thira. At this historical site that dates back to the ninth century BCE, you can see the ruins of temples and other ancient structures. Near the top layers of these ruins, you’ll see more recent additions to the area with Roman and early Byzantine-style buildings. The nearby Archaeological Museum of Fira has the best artefacts from the site on display. You can also visit the ancient site of Akrotiri, just a few kilometres away from the modern village of Akrotiri. At the site, you can see the remnants of the civilsation that populated Santorini before the caldera explosion some 3,000 years ago.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Santorini

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Santorini a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wine Museum Santorini Island (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Venetsanos Winery (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Antoniou Winery (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Boutari Winery (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Gavalas Vineyard (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Estate Argyros Santorini (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Santorini

Travellers speak highly of Santorini for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the volcano viewpoints and other natural features in Santorini

Breathtaking sunsets, island views and pristine beaches are a few of the stunning natural features that Santorini boasts. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Santorini is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nea Kameni Volcano (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Red Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Skaros Rock (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Vourvoulos Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Monolithos Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Palea Volcano (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Beaches

Beaches near your Santorini holiday accommodation

One of the most popular activities near holiday accommodation in Santorini is spending time at the beach. Being an island, there are several beaches to choose from, and all of them have something special to offer. Kamari Beach is a popular location for travellers, as the nearby town can offer plenty of food to enjoy in between your excursions into the crystal clear water. If you’re visiting the ancient Akrotiri site, you’ll find Red Beach just 5 minutes away. Here, you can enjoy a stunning backdrop of red rock along with a red pebbled shoreline. Monolithos Beach, on the other hand, is notably family-friendly with calm shallow waters perfect for kids to swim in.

How to get there

Transport to and around Santorini

The nearest airport is in Thira (JTR-Santorini National), located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre.

Essential info

Key facts to know before arriving at Santorini holiday homes

Before you reach one of the Santorini holiday homes, there are a few key facts you need to keep in mind. While there are stunning towns and beaches around the island, they aren’t necessarily close together. For example, the town of Oia is situated on a cliff and provides panoramic views of the island and Aegean. The more popular beaches, however, are on the other side and offer a sandy shoreline rather than a cliff. Santorini is also notably more relaxed compared to the Mykonos and Ios islands. It’s also important to remember that tipping isn’t mandatory in Santorini, but it’s typically expected to tip servers a few euros if gratuity isn’t already included in the check.

Good for couples

Romantic attractions by Santorini holiday homes

Santorini is known for its stunning beauty, so local holiday homes are perfect for a couple’s holiday. One of the most iconic romantic destinations is the town of Oia. Populated with traditional Greek buildings that are brilliantly white, this town has something to offer all day long. Sunset is an especially nice time to visit, as its towering west-facing view lets you watch the sunset over the clear-blue Aegean. If you’re a more adventurous kind of couple, you can take on the hiking trail between Fira and Oia, where you can not only take in scenic views of the islands and distant towns but also enjoy some peace and quiet, as the trail is hardly ever busy.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Santorini?

Our 2022 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,292 holiday rentals around Santorini. From 641 villas to 969 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Santorini is on Stayz.