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We are delighted to have been voted "Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe" as well as winning silver for the "Best Villa Holiday Company" in our respective categories. We have been winning awards for seven consecutive years from 2011 to 2017.
British Travel Awards Winner 2017
British Travel Awards Silver 2017
British Travel Awards Winner 2016
British Travel Awards Winner 2016

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About 3,500 years ago, the eruption of this dramatic volcanic island, brought about the beginning of the end of the Minoan civilisation. Sailing into the great sea-filled crater is one of the great experiences of the Aegean and makes the legend of Atlantis seem entirely plausible. The huge cliffs of banded pumice surrounding the Caldera are undeniably spectacular. With its apocalyptic past and extraordinary landscapes, Santorini provides a unique and fascinating journey.

Santorini is breathtakingly beautiful, sophisticated and completely unique, with its whitewashed houses incredible landscape and one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mediterranean.

Before the eruption, the island was known as Strongili, meaning Circle, as it was formed around the existing volcano at its centre. Now, only the smaller island of Thirassia remains, with the islets of Palea and Nea Kameni as the ‘plug’ in the centre of the Caldera. Always renowned for the fertility of its soils, the interior of Santorini, in contrast to its spectacular coastline, is a verdant patchwork of fields and vineyards. The famous ‘Nichteri’ wine is produced here, so named because the grapes are traditionally pressed at night when the air is cooler, slowing down the fermentation and giving the wine its characteristic soft flavour.

Fira is the island’s capital, from a distance the village appears like snow on a mountain ridge, perched on the rim of a great cliff, with its whitewashed houses. Here you can indulge in some inspiring coastal walks, wandering through the white cobbled streets, one gets the feel of the old world charm blended with modern day comforts. It is a dramatic town, with galleries carved into the volcanic rock and a superb museum displaying Cycladic art and many of the finds from Akrotiri.

Oia is the most delightful village on the island. Pristine white houses, often shaded by bougainvillea and jasmine, cling to the cliff face. The views across the Caldera are extraordinary and the sunsets sublime.

Santorini’s beaches are mostly black or deep red due to the volcanic rock, and by midday during the summer many will retreat to the cool shade of the waterfront tavernas. Exploration of the island on foot can be very rewarding. The headland of Mesa Vouno has caves and freshwater springs and here the remains of the original city of Fira can be found, which became the major centre of population after the eruption. Pyrgos and Messaria are also nearby, the latter notable for its forest of church domes rising over the houses clustered in the ravine below.

Akrotiri, Cycladian Pompeii, this ancient centre of Minoan life, the largest and most important outside Crete, was buried in volcanic ash. Originally partially excavated by Professor Marinatos, who was killed by a collapsing wall and is now one of the island’s heroes, much remains to be uncovered. However, there are extraordinary frescoes and fascinating Cretan pottery. Akrotiri is a poignant reminder of events that happened over three millennia ago.

Nowhere else in the Mediterranean does history, legend and beauty join in such dramatic surroundings as on this one small island.  

 

Villa Agrikoia Santorini
VILLA AGRIKOIA SANTORINI
OIA, SANTORINI
Redefining the concept of hip-chic luxury, these newly built private villas in the outskirts of Oia Santorini, enamor guests with their stylish yet comfortable interiors that brilliantly combine modern luxury with Cycladic architectural tradition.
Amber Light Villas
AMBER LIGHT VILLAS
IMEROVIGLI, SANTORINI
Located on the east side of the famous village of Imerovigli, Amber Light Villas offer openings to private terraces and balconies with stunning views to the Aegean Sea along with the hotel comforts, services and facilities.
Gold Suites Santorini
GOLD SUITES SANTORINI
IMEROVIGLI, SANTORINI
Discover some of the finest Santorini luxury hotel suites which harmonically fuse traditional and modern architecture and enjoy the view in the best side of the Caldera with the high standard VIP services of Gold Suites, the finest among Santorini luxury hotels.
Archipel Mansion, Fira, Santorini
ARCHIPEL MANSION, FIRA, SANTORINI
FIRA, SANTORINI
Archipel Mansion lies high in Santorini's capital, Fira, with its panoramic view of the famous caldera basin formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano. The Mansion can accommodate up to eight people in a total of four double bedrooms. It consists of the Main House (three double bedrooms) plus a studio (one double bedroom), each with its own private entrance.
Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites
ARESSANA SPA HOTEL AND SUITES
FIRA, SANTORINI
Centrally located in the original part of Fira, the capital of Santorini Island, in a quiet corner of this lively town, Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites combines tradition with sophistication and family hospitality with professional service, guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning guest.
Terra Blue Hotel Santorini
TERRA BLUE HOTEL SANTORINI
KAMARI, SANTORINI
Terra Blue Hotel is a small cosy hotel in Kamari Santorini, with 42 elegant decorated rooms, nested on the ancient path of Ancient Thira and overlooking directly the famous Kamari beach, one of the most vibrant settlements in Santorini.
Avianto Suites Santorini
AVIANTO SUITES SANTORINI
IMEROVIGLI, SANTORINI, CYCLADES
Smart and modern in design, yet reassuringly unpretentious in attitude, Avianto Suites offer a relaxed retreat with heart-stopping magnificent views of the endless Aegean Blue, the volcano, Thirassia and the caldera combined.
Azar Villas Santorini
AZAR VILLAS SANTORINI
PORI BEACH, IMEROVIGLI, SANTORINI
The unobstructed views to the eternal blue of the Aegean, the exquisite sunrise experience and the tailor made services are just a few of the things that will make your stay in Azar Villas memorable, relaxed and totally personalized.
Charisma Suites Santorini
CHARISMA SUITES SANTORINI
OIA, SANTORINI
Charisma is an all-suites hotel, located in Oia, on the tranquil Greek island of Santorini. Nested into the cliff, where sun sets into the endless blue of Aegean Sea, this romantic hotel is a portrait of design perfection.
Cosmopolitan Suites Santorini
COSMOPOLITAN SUITES SANTORINI
FIRA TOWN, SANTORINI
A discrete entrance leads to one of the most elegant and serene hotels of Fira Town; with its pristine Cycladic grace and the infinity pool that hangs from the cliff, Cosmopolitan Suites stands out among other hotels as the one with the most impressive views to the black volcano and the surrounding architectures falling like white and blue pearls to the Caldera basin.
Manos Small World Santorini
MANOS SMALL WORLD SANTORINI
FIROSTEFANI, SANTORINI, CYCLADES
Beautifully renovated and converted into modern Suites, designed and decorated with elegancy, Manos Small World is the innovative accommodation suggestion in Santorini.
Meli Meli Accommodation
MELI MELI ACCOMMODATION
IMEROVIGLI, SANTORINI
Settled at the end of Imerovigli village in Santorini, one discovers the romantic Meli Meli accommodation. This petit and elegant Guesthouse in Santorini is a mere 10 minutes from Fira, the lively capital of Santorini.
Notos Therme and Spa
NOTOS THERME AND SPA
VLYCHADA BEACH, SANTORINI
Notos Therme & Spa is located by the sea, at the secluded Vlychada in Santorini Island. The hotel offers a great sense of relaxation with the quiet pace of the Fishermen Port and the Marina, far away from the noise and crowds.
On The Rocks Hotel
ON THE ROCKS HOTEL
IMEROVIGLI, SANTORINI
A member of Small Luxury Hotels, On The Rocks Hotel is situated 200m above the Santorini Caldera basin, in the famous village of Imerovigli, 10 minutes from the islanda's capital, Fira town.
San Antonio Luxury Hotel Santorini
SAN ANTONIO LUXURY HOTEL SANTORINI
IMEROVIGLI -OIA OUTSKIRTS, SANTORINI
A discrete entrance to a passageway, takes the visitor through the rocks in front of the most amazing scenery. Masses of volcanic rock fused with blooming gardens, the dark blue sea and the light blue sky, lie as precious jewels to be seen and lived only by a few privileged ones: the guests of San Antonio.