Getting to Santorini
Where is Santorini? This is one of the most southerly of the central Cyclades group of islands that lie between Crete and the greek mainland.
Santorini, also called Fira or Thira, is one of the easiest Greek islands to reach. The island has an airport that takes not only charter flights from many European cities but also daily domestic flights from Athens and other Greek islands.
All types of ferries visit Santorini both from mainland Greece and other islands, notably Crete, Rhodes and the Cyclades. The famous caldera is a favourite call in for Mediterranean cruise ships.
The black volcanic sand beaches are not the best but the impressive clifftop villages along the caldera, breathtaking sunsets and volcanic nightlife make Santorini one of the most popular Greek holiday islands.
Roads are generally good but accommodation on such as popular Greek island can be very difficult to find, especially in the high summer season.
Updated for 2016