Overview

Introduction

Santorini is an island that should need no introduction. Also known as Thira, it is startlingly unlike any other.

Sheer volcanic cliffs, embroidered on their heights by whitewashed villages, plunge 1,000 feet to the sea. Here occurred the tremendous eruption some 3,000 years ago that is thought to have destroyed the Minoan civilisation in Crete as well as Santorini’s own advanced culture (as evidenced by the excavations at Akrotiri). Theories of Atlantis abound, but all that remains is the vast sea-filled caldera, the visible lips being the three main islands of Thira, Therasia and Aspronisi.

Understandably this dramatic island is always popular and tourism, together with wine production, is fairly dominant. Nevertheless, Santorini is an island that should be visited at least once – it is unique and the views are spectacularly unforgettable.

Getting There

Santorini has flights from Gatwick and Heathrow up to four times per week, allowing odd durations and ‘open-jaw’ itineraries. Weekly charter flights from Manchester and Birmingham operate to Santorini. Alternatively fly via Athens with onward domestic flight or ferry. Transfers on arrival and departure to/from your accommodation provided (max. 30 mins).

Representation

On all these islands we have appointed local agents who arrange your transfers, can give information, book cars and excursions, and can be contacted if required. However, it is important to state that we do not employ our own representatives, nor are transfers escorted, so our holidays here are recommended for the more independent traveller.

Ferries

Please also bear in mind that travel plans involving ferries can be disrupted at short notice due to the vagaries of ferry timetables, high winds etc. Although rare, should this occur we will rebook your hotels and transfers accordingly.

Multi-Centre Options

Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Naxos can all be combined – the minimum stay on each is 3 nights. For transfer reasons the island from which you are flying home from should be booked as your last centre.

Tailor-Made Holidays, Island Hopping and Athens

Tailor-Made Holidays, Island Hopping and Athens

We can offer odd durations and tailor-made holidays to a number of the Cyclades Islands. We can also arrange Island hopping itineraries, subject to a minimum 3 nights on each island. You can include a night or two in Athens. Please enquire on for further details

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Average flight times

3 hours 55 minutes

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Those of our clients who have, over the last 20 or so years, visited Tolon in the Peloponnese will know Jackie; our very knowledgeable and passionate representative. Having decided to return to the UK, she has joined our reservations team and, needless to say, knows Tolon, a resort we have featured since 1973, inside out. It will come as no surprise to know that the Peloponnese is her favourite region in Greece.

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