Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century B.C.E., forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. The whitewashed, cubist houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the clear Aegean and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.
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By plane

Santorini can be reached from most international airports via Athens with Aegean airways and Ryanair. The flying time from ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT to Santorini is approximately 40 minutes.Nearly all international scheduled flights arriving in Athens allow adequate time for making the connecting flight to Santorini.

CHARTER FLIGHTS: From May till October many charter airlines fly directly to Santorini airport from many European cities. During the same period Santorini is also connected with flights to and from Thessaloniki and Herakleion.

By ferry boat

Another way to reach the island is by a regular ferry boat service from the port of Piraeus and almost all the Cycladic islands (during summer). The boat trip takes approximately 5 – 9 hours depending on the ferry and the ports of call.

Daily high speed boats are also available only during the summer period leaving from the port of Piraeus (the trip lasts about 4 – 5 hours) and from numerous other Cycladic islands and Crete.


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