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Destination guide

Explore the picturesque setting in Santorini

The area's churches and wineries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Santorini. Renowned for its island views, seaside and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Archaeological Museum. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


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)

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)
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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Santorini?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 946 holiday rentals around Santorini. From 490 Villas to 227 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santorini?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santorini. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Fira: 938 holiday rentals
  • Oia: 940 holiday rentals
  • Megalochori: 644 holiday rentals
  • Imerovigli: 943 holiday rentals
  • Firostefani: 182 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Santorini! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Santorini?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Santorini with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Fira: 938 holiday homes
  • Oia: 940 holiday homes
  • Megalochori: 644 holiday homes
  • Imerovigli: 943 holiday homes
  • Akrotiri: 934 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Santorini?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Santorini. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wall Paintings of Thira Exhibition: 947 holiday rentals
  • Oia Castle: 971 holiday rentals
  • Kamari Beach: 932 holiday rentals
  • Mylopotas Beach: 282 holiday rentals
  • Caldera Beach: 935 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santorini listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.