Santorini, officially known as “Thera” is one of the most eminent and beautiful Cycladic Island located in the Aegean Sea about 200 km south-east from Athens, Greece. Santorini is a small island with an area of 76 square kilometers and population about 8500-10000 inhabitants. Its shore is approximately 70 km long. The length of Santorini reaches 18 km. Its width varies from 2 to 6 km. There are many things to visit and experience in Santorini. Among all the other tourist destinations Santorini Villages are more remarkable and give you an unforgettable experience for your entire life.
Santorini Villages are spectacularly beautiful as well as most popular due to their unique characteristics and differentiable appearance. Whitewash houses with blue colored windows and doors, blue dome churches, amazing landscape, extravagant sunset and the cliffs of volcanoes, historical monuments, deep blue sea, beautiful beaches and pleasant climatic condition are the some of the reasons those renown Santorini as the most popular holiday and vacation destination in all over the world.
The villages of Santorini Island are considered as the most beautiful villages in Greece. There are approximately eighteen well-communicated villages developed for tourists. Among all of them Fira, Oia and Kamari are three most popular villages which are always crowded by tourists.
Fira – The Capital of Santorini
Fira town is the capital of Santorini Island, which clings to the edge of a cliff at a height of 260 meters and offers the most pictorial representation of the submerged volcano. Fira is centrally situated at 10 km away from port of Athinios. It is considered as one of the most beautiful and developed among all villages with approximately 2000 permanent inhabitants.
The village Fira is extended due to the tourism explosion. Along with Firostefani and Imerovigli, Fira form a large village on top of the cliff, offering lots of places to stay, drink, eat and enjoy the view. The streets of Fira are filled and live with staggering jewellery shops, Boutiques, souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and night-clubs. You may get calm and quite feeling at the small churches and the Archaeological Museums. Fira is a wonderful vacation destination for tourists and a port for the majority of cruise ships.
Oia Village of Santorini
Oia is the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini, which situated about 11 km away from Fira. As it is hanging from the top of an exciting cliff on the north side of island, it enables to offer a magnificent view of sunset, where the sun falls in the sea.
Oia is a quite and traditional village outfitted with charming houses, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its narrow streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafés, and many more. It has been attracting visitors and artists for sitting in art galleries, taking breathtaking sceneries with delicious diners and elegant shopping. One can visit the Maritime Museum with its small library and exhibits from the marine life of this area. By coming down 300 steps from Oia to the port to Ammoudi and the beach of Armenis you can also take the boat to Thirasia.
Kamari Village of Santorini
Kamari is one of the best organized beach resorts of Santorini Islands. It is located 10 km away in south eastern side of Fira. It is always packed with tourists for accommodation in huge range of hotels, restaurants, cinemas, café bars and nightclubs present here. In August and September many festivals observed here.
It has a beautiful and popular beach to the east with black sandy beach and crystal clear blue water, protected on its south side by the vertical rocky volume of Mesa Vouno. It is well organized with all kind of facilities including sun umbrellas, chairs and various types of sea sports. Kamari is well communicated with Fira and other islands through public buses and rental cars. Emver Car Rentals also provides rental car service at Kamari, Santorini.