Overview Santorini

Visiting Santorini

Red, black, brown, white—Santorini’s sands come in many colors, due to their volcanic nature. Whitewashed houses cling to the cliffs, archaeological sites yield finds dating back to prehistory, and local grapes produce sweet, toast-worthy wines on this Greek island.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Santorini. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Santorini flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.... Read More
Red, black, brown, white—Santorini’s sands come in many colors, due to their volcanic nature. Whitewashed houses cling to the cliffs, archaeological sites yield finds dating back to prehistory, and local grapes produce sweet, toast-worthy wines on this Greek island.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Santorini. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Santorini flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Santorini

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Santorini-The Bucket List Destination

Written by Bev24 on 15 Oct, 2009

In the hollywood movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, they talk about their "bucket list" the list of things they want to do before they "kick the bucket" aka die. Without a doubt, the fact that Santorini was on both Edar and my bucket…Read More


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Faros

Written by MichaelJM on 05 Jul, 2008

Although it’s possible to get to this southernmost tip of Santorini on public transport it is a real pleasant journey by hired car as you can stop at whim and take in some of the breathtaking views over the bay.Along the route were a number…Read More


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The Sunset

Written by MichaelJM on 02 Jul, 2008

Oia is reputed as having one of the best sunsets and certainly if you’re on Santorini it is the ONLY place you should be if you want to experience a memorable setting of the sun. We’d had a long day’s tour of the island and…Read More


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A Day Excursion to the Capital

Written by MichaelJM on 29 Jun, 2008

We were told that the bus journey to Fira was an easy one to manage and so set off to the modern day capital of Santorini by bus. We had been advised that the buses ran to GMT (not Greenwich Mean Time but maybe…Read More


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Car Hire on Santorini

Written by MichaelJM on 27 Jun, 2008

We resent paying the high prices of the large established rental companies and on one of our walks about had seen the offices of IRIDA. You will find them on the edge of Perissa and Parivolas on main Perissa road towards the co-op supermarket…Read More


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Oia Sunset

Written by pointofnoreturn on 01 Aug, 2007

Oia's sunsets are among the most beautiful sunsets in the world. It's something that every single person on the island looks forward to seeing. With that being said, it's prudent that you arrive early before the tour groups to get a good spot to hunker…Read More


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Traditional Villages and Oia Sunset

Written by chewyorange on 15 Oct, 2006

This tour is the best tour I have ever been on. The price is right, and the tour lasted from about 2:30pm to 9pm. We were staying in Perissa, and a bus came and picked us up in Perissa and dropped us off at night,…Read More


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Notes & Thoughts Part 2 – Santorini, Greece

Written by jenandfrank on 03 Nov, 2005

Oia:Pronounced e-ah. Oia is the more exclusive part of Santorini. Very scenic and picturesque. This is where people flock for the sunsets and enjoy walking through town past the seemingly endless supply of open-air restaurants, jewelry and art shops. The streets are very narrow and…Read More


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Notes & Thoughts Part 1 – Santorini, Greece

Written by jenandfrank on 03 Nov, 2005

Santorini is part of the Cyclades Islands and is the southern-most island in the Aegean. It is also known as Thira although I didn’t hear one person refer to it as such. Total population is around 14,000 persons. When you think of Greece, with cliffs,…Read More


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Santorini Dining - Part 1

Written by jenandfrank on 03 Nov, 2005

1800 - Oia, 30 22860 71485 or http://www.oia-1800.com/ We had booked reservations here months in advance through our concierge and specified that we preferred to sit upstairs in the roof-top garden. The night we finally arrived, the restaurant claimed that it was going to rain…Read More


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