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If they seem to offer the same sort of top-end service, is the non provision of breakfast at Homeric Poems the sort of thing you'd consider a deal breaker? If so, problem solved, go with Belvedere.
Hi, thanks for your reply. Do you think that 7 nights are too long for Santorini?
I've spent a fortnight at a time on the island and not been bored, but it could depend on how much time you have in Europe and what other countries you wish to visit.
I would say, however, don't fall into the trap of thinking all Santorini has to offer is a view and a sunset. There is much more, but it would mean less time lounging around the hotel and the pool.
Having said that, the usual favorites are watching the sunset, volcano cruise (varying array of choices out there from budget to how much?), meal at a waterside taverna (Ammoudi Bay is the popular one, although Akrotiri Beach has some nice options, but no sunset view), Red Beach, White Beach (the latter only accessible via water taxi), diggings at Akrotiri (closed Mondays - as are most museums, so check so you're not disappointed), climb up to Ancient Thera at the top of Messa Vouno (the mountain that separates Perissa from Kamari). Quite fun to walk up one side, see the site and walk down the other side and take the water taxi back to where you began. Visit one of the beaches - but keep in mind they're black, volcanic grit that gets hot, not lovely white sand. Buy some cheap neoprene beach shoes (readily available) and you'll be fine. Hiking - loads of options from the caldera walk between Oia and Fira (and vice versa), walk up to Profitis Ilias Monastery for the views, visit Pyrgos village and enjoy the quiet serenity, wander from Imerovigli to Fira via Firastefani, cheap day trip over to Thirassia to see a Greek village that's not been commercialized, visit a winery or a brewery. Outdoor cinema - lots of fun. Visit some of the smaller, off-the-beaten-track villages . . .
Enough choices yet?
Wow! Thanks so much for that informative reply. Sold!
Wow indeed. I would like to hop in on this thread because I will be in Santorini in June but I have limited time. Can you recommend a restaurant with sunset views in Firostefani? Is there a water taxi one can take just to visit Thirasia? I have looked at various tours and each visit places I want to see but not all.Would you recommend a car for a day to see the villages?
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