From volcanic eruption to sunsets
A stroll through the streets of Fira, Santorini’s capital, is a bit like entering a fairy tale world. The restaurants, bars and residential buildings are all kept in white, with a nuance of blue details that add to the beauty of the striking sea views. The island’s Mediterranean climate plays its part by supplying hot summers and mild winters, thus making Santorini the perfect getaway from dreary weather elsewhere.
In addition to relaxing beach holidays, the island in the Aegean Sea is perfect for a few exciting kite or wind-surf sessions, a sailing trip or exploring its sights.
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Edelweiss tips for Santorini
On Santorini it is an absolute highlight to rent a boat and explore the western part of the island. There are boats that you can drive without a license (max. 40PS). The view from the water is beautiful and the trip becomes an unforgettable experience.
Sightseeing in your Santorini holidays
The formation of the archipelago is astonishing: thousands of years ago, violent eruptions created a caldera - a collapsed volcano that forms a crater. This filled with water. Today, individual fragments that still lie above the water form Santorini. View in maps
From places like Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oiá you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the caldera. As the day draws to a close, people fill the streets of Oia to watch the sun go down. A truly magical moment! View in maps
The excavation site of Akrotiri is equally fascinating: the city, once buried by a volcanic eruption, boasts amazingly high standards. View in maps
Featuring red sand and a rock face, the Red Beach located behind Akrotiri is one of the most remarkable beaches on the island. View in maps
The neighbouring village of Imerovigli attracts visitors with sights that include the Skaros rock. Though the climb to the top is strenuous, the reward to be reaped at the summit is a uniquely splendid view. View in maps