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Thira Santorini, Greece beach guide & holiday information
About three thousand years ago a massive volcanic eruption rained down on this area, totally destroying any and all human settlements of that time, including the Minoan civilisation, and what once was an island shattered into fragments. Santorini in Greece is situated on the remnants of this island and is found in the archipelago formed by the eruption.

This magnificent group of Greek islands lying south of the central Cyclades, attract upmarket passengers from cruise ships who come to view the still smoking active volcano. They sip their Margaritas as the sun sets and paints fantastic hues of gold and red in the sky. It is far and away the hottest and most popular spot of the travellers' itinerary, so tourists are warned to be prepared for heat because they are going to need those cooling spritses. Being one of the few islands with a major airport also assists in the popularity of this holiday spot. Obviously in such a tourist destination, there is no shortage of accommodation on Santorini, and all visitors, from rich and famous to the average Joe and his family travelling on a package tour. all are welcomed and catered for.

Of course there is much more to Santorini than expensive hotels and sunsets. As it is a remainder of the volcano that blew its top all those years ago, the inside walls are sheer precipices that reveal the different layers of lava that have solidified and formed the caldera. The beaches surrounding the water come in all textures and colours, pebble, black sand, red sand and white sand, perfect for a beach holiday. Population for the city of Thira Santorini is around 2,376
Thira Santorini, Greece beach guides .
  • Monolithos Beach  
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  • Perissa Beach  
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  • Perivolos Beach  
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Why we love the beach

"Play in the sand; splash in the water; get dirty; get wet. The beach is the only place my mom doesn't get mad about me doing that stuff. Of course I love the beach!" - Dixie Dykens (age 5)

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Most popular hotels in Thira Santorini based on user confidence
  • San Antonio
    Hotel Class: 5 stars
    Enjoying a secluded location with stunning sea views, San Antonio features a beautiful infinity pool amidst exotic gardens and a professional spa suite and offers free wireless internet and parking.
  • Aethrio
    Hotel Class: 3 stars
    Ideally located in the heart of Oia, Aethrio Hotel offers spacious rooms and apartments with sunset views.
  • Agali Houses
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Agali Houses is ideally located in the village of Firostefani, just a 10-minute walk from Fira - combining convenience with a peaceful atmosphere. Santorini Agali is built in a beautiful, traditional Greek style.
  • Caldera's Lilium Villa
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Caldera's Lilium Villa, a newly built complex of studios and suites with a remarkable view of the volcano and the sunset, combine Cycladic simplicity with modern comforts in Santorini.
  • Anassa Deluxe Suites
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Situated just 80 metres from Kamari Beach, the 4-star Anassa Deluxe Suites offers an exceptionally beautiful and romantic location. This family-run hotel is ideal for a peaceful, carefree holiday.
  • Mill Houses Studios & Suites
    Hotel Class: 4 stars
    Settled at the gulf of Firostefani, the all-white Mill Houses Studios and Suites enjoy a unique view to the Santorini volcano, the breathtaking Caldera and the Aegean Sea.

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