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Santorini island news and views

The romantic Greek island of Santorini lies in the central Cyclades group of Greek islands. Santorini panders to up-market Greek island holidays with many luxury Santorini hotels to be found. Cruise ships bring holiday visitors to gasp at the romantic sunset skies and turn on to the island's hot nightclubs. Sunset views over the caldera make this a favourite Island for honeymooners.

Santorini cruise ships
Santorini sinks under cruise ships

Santorini may be a favourite island for holidaymakers but it's also a must-see port of call for cruise ships and looks set to pose problems for yet another year as thousand arrive on Mediterranean cruises.

The caldera of Santorini Greece
Santorini suffers tourism boom

Santorini may be pulling in the holiday visitors; the problem is where to put them all. International arrivals at the island airport are up more than a third year on year.

Santorini tempts winter visitors

Santorini wants more winter visitors to the island and hoteliers are to launch a major initiative to tempt off-peak travellers. Hotel owners been persuaded to stay open throughout the winter months.

Visitor guide to Santorini

In the sea just north of Crete, over three thousand years ago during the Minoan Era, sat a volcanic island. Known as Stronghyle to the Minoans of Crete, it became home to a bustling trade port. However, the volcano erupted violently to create the island of Santorini

Santorini holidays all year round

The popular holiday island of Santorini hopes to pave the way in making the Greek Islands a year-round holiday destination. Island authorities have agreed to promote Santorini as a winter holiday break and cash in on the increased number of flights and ferries.

View over Santorini caldera
Speak Greek on Santorini

Holiday visitors to the Greek island of Santorini can pick up the language at a speak Greek school this summer. The Hellenic Culture Centre is organising some two-week intensive courses.

santorini panorama 3d
Panoramas of Santorini

A team of Russian photographers has captured some startling panoramic photos of the most spectacular sights on the island of Santorini and placed them online at an interactive website.

santorini monolithos church
Santorini plans new marina

One of the best tourist seasons ever for the island of Santorini has prompted island leaders to consider building a new yacht marina at the Santorini resort of Monolithos.

The caldera of Santorini Greece
Couples in love with Santorini

Romance is in the air on the Greek holiday island of Santorini. So far this year, more than 1,000 couples have exchanged vows on the Aegean island of Santorini this year

Santorini Firostefani
Santorini running

The holiday island of Santorini is playing host to some of the world's best free running athletes. Organisers say houses that spill down the side of the Santorini caldera are a perfect location

Santorini festival fireworks
Santorini erupts

Holiday visitors travelling to Santorini can expect the volcano island to erupt tonight. The island's Ifestia Festival is its annual tribute to the active island volcano with a spectacular display of thousands of fireworks.

The caldera of Santorini Greece
Santorini power

Holiday tourists on the Greek island of Santorini have been plunged into darkness following a blaze in the island's only power station. Around 150,000 visitors are on Santorini at the moment as the holiday season reaches its peak.

Profitis Ilias radar
Santorini monks

The NATO towers surrounding that top Profitis Ilias mountain on the tourist island of Santorini have long been an ugly eyesore. Now the monks of the neighbouring monastery say they have had enough as the towers get a modern upgrade.

Santorini cherry tomato
Taste of Santorini

Santorini aims to cash in on its unique foods as Greece promotes its cuisine abroad. Santorini island is known for its delicious food products thanks to its volcanic soil and dry climate.

Across the Santorini caldera
Santorini tops poll

Greek Islands have taken four places in a top ten list of European holiday island destinations. And the Greek island of Santorini took top place in the Europe top ten with Kefalonia, Naxos and Zante close behind.

Santorini Nea Kameni
Santorini volcano watch

The sunsets of Santorini are one of the island's biggest assets with holiday tourists flocking to see the splendid summer evening sights. Most visitors on a beach holiday and enjoying the Santorini attractions will know of the splendid sunsets.

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