The island is full of archaeological finds, of which the most significant are the Minoan City in Akrotiri and the ancient ruins of the City of Thera. Scattered throughout Santorini you can find historical churches, monasteries and Venetian castles such as the Gizi building in Fira, which has been converted into a cultural center. You should also visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime Museums.
Santorini is also popular for its nightlife. In some areas you can find quite cafés and bars and others are packed with pubs, taverns and clubs offering intense nighttime entertainment.
Do not miss a visit to the isles of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia, which are opposite the Western side of the island and were created by volcanic eruptions.


Several spectacular beaches are very distinctive in character due to the volcanic nature of the area, such as the Red and White Beaches in Akrotiri and the Black Beaches in Perissa, Perivolos, Monolithos and Kamari, as well as Vourvoulos Beach.


Santorini Island is one of the most southwestern islands in the Cyclades Cluster. It has frequent boat, hydrofoil and airplane connections with major Greek cities and other Greek islands (in the Cyclades, Rhodes and Crete).


.: By Airplane

From Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos with Olympic Airways or Aegean Airlines. It is a 50 minute flight.
Tel. +30 210 353-0000
Santorini Airport: Tel. +30 22860 31666
Olympic Airways: Tel. +30 210 966-666
Aegean Airways : Tel. +30 210 626-1000

.: By Boat

From Pireaus Port to Athinios Port in Santorini at approximately 8,5 hrs
Piraeus Port: +30 210 422-6000
Santorini Port: +30 22860 22239
From Thessaloniki Port to Athinios Port in Santorini at approximately 18 hrs
Thessaloniki Port: +30 2310 531-505
Santorini Port: +30 22860 22239

.: By Flying Dolphin

From Rafina Port to Athinios Port in Santorini at approximately 6 hrs and 20 minutes
Rafina Port: +30 22940 22300
Santorini Port: +30 22860 22239
From Fira there are buses leaving every half hour to Imerovigli and to other parts of the island. You can also rent a car or a motorbike at one of the many car rental agencies

Please note below some telephone numbers of other important authorities:
Santorini Tourist Police: +30 22860 22649
Santorini Health Center: +30 22860 23123