Though officially named Thira by the Greek government, this crescent island is still most commonly known as Santorini, especially by the thousands of tourists who call it their favorite vacation destination. Arranged around the enormous caldera created by an enormous volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago, this beautiful island maintains the mystique that led many historians to pinpoint it as the source of the lost city of Atlantis mythology. Nowadays, this island is known for its colorful, coastal homes and breathtaking scenery.
If you're looking for Santorini hotels near the beach, keep your search focused on the eastern coast of the island, since the western coast is nothing but steep cliffs leading down into the flooded volcano caldera. Fortunately, some of the best hotels in Santorini can be found on these eastern beaches, and they all provide easy access to the Santorini airport and dozens of world-famous Greek hamlets and tourist shops.
If you're planning a second honeymoon on this picture-perfect Greek isle, romantic hotels on Santorini are ready and waiting to make your vacation a memorable one. Imagine quiet seafood dinners overlooking the dramatic landscape of the volcano caldera mixed with long afternoons spent watching the Aegean breeze fluttering through your curtains, and you'll understand why Santorini is a must-visit destination for couples of every age.
When it comes to Santorini accommodation, the locals take their business seriously. Nearly the entire island is dedicated to supporting the tourist trade, and everywhere you look, you'll find another quiet cobbled street lined with quaint shops and cozy restaurants. While you're here, make sure you sample a dish featuring Santorini's iconic fava beans and white eggplant, and don't forget to peruse the island's famous jewelry shops!
To make the most of your Aegean getaway, Travelocity can help you choose from dozens of Santorini hotels to make a memory you'll treasure for life!