Amazing flight and hotel packages to Santorini
Presentation of Santorini
Santorini is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It was formed as the result of ancient volcanic activity, giving it a rugged appearance with impressive cliffs and a massive caldera. Its capital and largest settlement is Fira, and there are many other smaller coastal and inland towns, villages and resorts. Santorini is a popular Greek island for visitors, and tourists having vacations in Santorini provide one of its main sources of income. Its popularity is due to its beautiful beaches, great attractions and stunning clifftop views. It's a dream destination, and at eDreams, our excellent flight and hotel package to Santorini can make your dream vacation a reality. Book a hotel and flight from New York to Santorini or a flight from Los Angeles to Santorini.
Things to know before visiting Santorini
US citizens can enter Greece without a visa for up to 90 days. Before your flight to Santorini, make sure that your passport has at least six months validity remaining and at least a couple of empty pages for entry and exit stamps. The currency of Greece is the euro, and currency restrictions in force mean you can't take more than 10,000 euros or its equivalent in any currency into or out of the country. You can get more out of your vacation in Santorini by driving. If you want to rent a car on the island, you'll need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to your full US driving license. You can easily obtain an IDP from the AAA.
What is the weather in Santorini?
Santorini's prime Aegean Sea location ensures lots of sunshine throughout the year. The coolest month is January with temperatures ranging from around 50°F to 57°F. The hottest months are July and August when temperatures range from 73°F to 84°F. Santorini's annual rainfall is light and occurs mostly in the cooler months. Sunny days, day after day, can be expected no matter when you go, which is why our popular travel packages to Santorini are available at any time of year.
What to do in Santorini?
Beaches are the main attraction and there are some excellent beaches with Santorini's trademark fine, dark volcanic sand. The sea is invitingly warm and you can enjoy a wide range of watersports including wind surfing, kayaking, jet skiing and more at great beaches including Kamari Beach and Perissa Beach. Santorini's flooded volcanic caldera is over seven miles by four miles in area and flanked by steep thousand-foot high cliffs on three sides. Catamaran cruises into the caldera are a popular activity, and there are stops at beaches and hot springs. Away from the beaches, check out some great museums in Fira including the Archaeological Museum of Thera and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. There's much to see and do, and our popular flight and hotel packages to Santorini will enable you to enjoy the island at your leisure.
What to visit around Santorini?
Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands, and you can take boat trips to some of Santorini's neighbors on day trips. Some are too far to visit on a day trip but others are well within reach by ferry and you can have hours to explore the closer islands before returning to Santorini. The nearest island is Therasia, and it can be reached by ferry in around 20 minutes. It's a very peaceful island, and you can enjoy exploring its tranquil setting. Ios provides a different experience. It's popular with younger visitors enjoying its vibrant nightlife and party atmosphere. Take your pick, or discover different islands such as Sikinos or Anafi. Each is accessible and practical for a fantastic day trip, but make sure to take note of the ferry times for your return trip. Don't miss out on visiting this terrific, Aegean Sea region; our travel packages to Santorini make getting there easy and effortless.
What to eat in Santorini?
While typical Western foods are available throughout the island, a vacation in Santorini wouldn't be complete without trying some of the island's many traditional foods. As you'd expect from a Greek island, a lot of fresh and tasty fish and seafood dishes are available. Fava Santorinis is a popular, local dish made from the locally-cultivated Spanish vetchling plant plus olive oil and chopped onions. Tomato fritters are very tasty, too. They're made from Santorini cherry tomatoes, olives and onions and are very popular with locals and visitors alike. Meat dishes include apochti, a salted pork-based food with flavorings of cinnamon. Many local desserts are also delicious. Try Santorini pudding. It's made from Semolina and milk, eggs and a wine sauce. Enjoy the great tastes of the island's cuisine by booking our first-rate travel package to Santorini.