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Review of Santorini

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Aussie in London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
“Favourite holiday destination”
Reviewed 28 June 2009

This place is totally awesome and is definitely a must see. Def one of the most beautiful places in Europe with cool White caldera views, amazing sunsets, great beaches and awesome food. Stay in or near Fira and rent a moto to get you round the island (try alex moto www.rentmotoalex.gr who were really friendly with reliable motos and you can get a good deal if you rent a few days). Best swimming is at the amazing red beach or little known rock beach at the bottom of the cliff from Oia (some good cliff jumping here too). Parissa beach has loads of good bars and restaurants and watersports. We stayed in Fira at the aressana hotel and spa which is perfectly located next to the main church, has awesome breakfast buffet and extremely friendly and helpful staff. You can't go wrong (and wicked cocktails)

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5 Thank Sexyonthebeach
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USA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
“Save money in Santorini”
Reviewed 25 June 2009

This island is everything you imagine and more. Wanted to give people a heads up. I f you catch a ferry to the island don't spend the 15-20 euros on a cab to get up the hill take the local bus. It's only 2E and they are beautifully clean and cofortable coaches. not at all what you would expect for the local bus.

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2 Thank ladymapplethorpe
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Alameda, CA
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Serene Sunsets in Santorini”
Reviewed 25 June 2009

Just a great place to get away from it all.

Stayed here 5 days, and 4 were absolutely perfect weather. The one day that was a little iffy was because it was ridiculously windy. This made for an interesting boat cruise to the volcano (Caldera) and the Hot Springs.

Things to do on the island
Rent an ATV (for as little as 8 Euros a day);
Take a Boat Cruise (at least to the volcano and Hot Springs, if you are staying there more than 4 days, splurge and watch a sunset from the boat);
Take a Donkey Ride
If you stay in Thira, spend a day in Oia
If you stay in Oia, and aren't on a honeymooon, spend a couple of nights (and one afterooon) in Thira
If you are beach bum, try Red Beach, which is South. I know everyone talks up the black sand beaches, but thought Red Beach was a better beach to take in.

I stayed at the Majestic, which was pricey but it was nice to be pampered after being completely jet lagged in Athens.

Seafood was very good, and you can find lots of bargain meals in Thira. I actually had sushi at one restaurant, and it was really nicely prepared!

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Thank Creasemonkey
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New Delhi, India
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
1 helpful vote
“My fav place in Greece”
Reviewed 2 June 2009

Its one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Have never seen something like this before. Its a mix of eerie and gorgeous.

Its a beautiful lil island, where people seem to be living on the edge. Its funny how a place like this where almost every 50 years the town is wiped out is special because of its history.

a trip to the caldera, the red sand beache and the archaeological sites are a must. Make sure you take up a place not close to the main city center but with a view.

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Thank Chanpreet A
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Mesilla, New Mexico
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
“If you like to ride a donkey!”
Reviewed 31 May 2009

If your cruise takes you to Santorini, stay on the ship. Hills, hills and more hills, and to get to the top you ride a tour bus or a donkey.

Enjoy the pool aboard ship, use plenty of sunscreen, and you won't be sorry.

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Thank BeeRose417
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