The villages of Firostefani and Fira are celebrated around the world for picture perfect images of bright, whitewashed houses against the eternal blue of the Aegean Sea
, quaint narrow alleyways and gloriously simplistic churches overlooking the magical Caldera
Fira is the capital of the island, and considered to be the epicentre of Santorini's commercial and entertainment activit
y. Firostefani, located above Fira, is known for its serene and relaxing environment, making it ideal for those who want to spend their holiday in a tranquil setting, but still have access to the main tourist attractions.
Santorini is the ideal place for relaxing in the sun. Whilst residing at the Sun Rocks luxury hotel in Firostefani - Fira, you can spend endless hours by the pool, admiring the magnificent view, or indeed, use it as a base for visiting the many beautiful Santorini beaches
Along the eastern coast of the island are the grey and black beaches of Kamari, Perissa, Monolithos and Perivolos, all of which are extremely popular and offer a wide variety of facilities, such as tavernas, bars, water sports kiosks. In close proximity to the prehistoric site of Akrotiri are the Red and White sandy beaches, which are surrounded by dramatic cliffs of red and white stone
Other Santorini beaches, including Armeni, Ammoudi, Vourvoulos, Paradissos, and Baxedes are also lovely and offer enjoyable swimming and sunbathing. A good map of Santorini can show you how to get to each beach and by which means of transportation.
Santorini is an island awash with ancient sites, traditional churches, historical monuments
, charming villages and beautiful beaches. Simply equip yourself with a map of Santorini and set off on your holiday adventure!
Ancient Thira is a must on your touring schedule. Located on a hill between the settlements of Kamari and Perissa, it offers visitors a glimpse of life on Santorini Island during antiquity
. In Ancient Thira, you can admire the ancient ruins of a gymnasium, a stoa, military barracks, an agora, a theatre and its sanctuaries.