Travel to Santorini island with us in 2020
A dream in blue and white – that is Greece and especially Santorini – Santorini car rental. Here, where the cities are built into the rocky coastal landscape and winding alleys pull up the mountains, you arrive in a dream of Tzatziki and Ouzo. The island’s sickle shape was created by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century. Since then, the whitewashed houses have been looking down from the steep slopes onto the roundness of the former crater hole.
With its unique, white and cube-shaped houses, the Greek island is a popular photo backdrop for social media posts and for us definitely one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is not for nothing that Santorini is a relevant holiday destination for honeymoons and for entire wedding parties.
The island is also really worth seeing! Incomparable architecture along the cliffs with hundreds of small stairs down to the crystal clear sea – that is Santorini. So pack your selfie stick and plan your vacation in Santorini! You can find more travel tips for the country on Holidays in Greece.
How to get to Santorini
Santorini has a port and an airport that is served by a great number of European charter lines during the summer season from April to October. Ryanair and Greek domestic routes such as Olympic Airways operate from Athens.
If you wish to see other parts of Greece as well then you should consider getting to Santorini through her port by taking the ship from Peiraias. This way you can move around and see more islands in the Aegean sea!
Rent a car in Santorini
If you are planning to visit Santorini this year you should know that transportation is very important on the island. There are bus routes of course but if you wish to see the island and enjoy every bit of your vacation you will need your own means of transport.
In santorinieasyrent.com you are going to find lots of new car models that are going to offer you a unique experience on the island. Move around at ease and see every corner of the island while being in the comfort of our rental cars.
Highlights of the city of Thira on Santorini
Thira is about 260 meters and offers a great panorama with a view of the island’s volcano. The sunset is particularly easy to watch from a boat, because when the sun’s rays fall on the white of the house walls, everything is turned into a pink kitsch photo.
A walk along the Santorini Caldera should definitely be on your to-do list. Here the hot sulfur rises in places, which may not be a highlight for the sense of smell, but otherwise absolutely worth seeing. Next to the volcano are the island’s hot springs.
If you do not want to experience the sunset in front of Thira on a boat, then the Faros lighthouse is absolutely suitable. The sunset can be enjoyed anywhere on the island but our advice is to choose a high point so that you can see it clearly.
Where to stay in Santorini?
Santorini has been one of the most popular travel destinations in the Mediterranean for decades not only because of its natural beauty, but also because of the range of chic bars and restaurants. The resorts are spread over the entire island.
The small town of Oia in the north of the island is located directly on the edge of the crater and looks far over the sea. It is said that Oia is one of the most photographed places in the world. The island’s capital, Fira, is also located high on the hillside and offers a panoramic view of the active volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Fira is considered to be the center of nightlife on Santorini.
The coastal towns in the east of the island are less picturesque, but more accessible. This is where the hotels and luxury accommodations are concentrated.
Activities to do in Santorini
If you won’t be staying in Oia, you have to have seen the city on the steep slope at least once – and ideally experience a sunset there! As clichéd as it sounds, it is true: There are few places where the sun sinks more spectacularly into the sea than from Oia.
Our pro tip: Oia is not only visited by day tourists, but also regularly by entire cruise ships. This is then no longer relaxed fun – and therefore it can make sense to go on a sightseeing tour early in the morning or to linger in Oia after dinner sp that you will have more privacy.
The most popular beaches in Santorini
The beaches of Santorini are all in the east of the island, the west is characterized by the steep coast. You will look in vain for white beaches on Santorini, the sandy beaches of Agios Georgios, Perissa or Kamari shimmer red, gray or anthracite due to their volcanic origin. You will definitely enjoy your time in the beaches of Santorini! You just have to get a rental car at the port or airport and you will be good to go!
Enjoy your vacation in Santorini island!
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