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Thira, the island's capital, is a popular place to stay, and as picture-perfect as Greek island resorts come. If you're feeling energetic, you can hike from Thira to another popular island spot, Oia, and be treated to breathtaking views across to the crater on your way, jutting from the shimmering sea.
Time spent in Thira will mean discovering the ancient archaeological site of Akrotiri, a town that was buried by volcanic ash and which was only re-discovered 50 years ago. With just a tiny percentage of the town's ruins excavated, the potential for future discoveries of important artefacts is huge!
Close to the excavation site of Akrotíri is the island’s most famous beach, the Red Beach. With its red rock formations creating a unique volcanic landscape, it’s just a 10-minute walk from the harbour of Akrotíri. Nearby, White Beach blends black sand, grey and white pebbles and huge white rocks for a landscape you have to see to believe.
Over in Oia, you’ll find Byzantine castle ruins to explore. The Mnemossyne Artists House is also worth a visit for those with an interest in fine art, photography and antique jewellery, or visit the Maritime Museum to see items from the maritime life of Santorini, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress.
While Santorini isn't renowned for soft golden sands, beach lovers won't be disappointed with the dark, volcanic stretches of coastline - just remember those flip-flops! Kamari Beach is one of the most popular with holidaymakers, with plenty of sunloungers and beach umbrellas for you to make your own.
You'll also find the site of 11th century ancient ruins as well as, for light relief, the Escape Land entertainment complex and the fantastic open air cinema. The beaches of Akrotiri, including White Beach and Red Beach, are also key attractions on the island, and this area is the perfect place to indulge in a little coastal exploration. Forget all night parties and raucous 'bar streets'. Holidays to Santorini offer a slice of the quieter Greek island lifestyle, where picture-postcard sugar cube houses line the hillsides and a wealth of ancient sites await discovery. Book your flights to Santorini with Thomas Cook Airlines for a relaxing break crammed with culture and stunning coastlines that won't break the bank.