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Santorini Island, Greece – Popular and Romantic Destination

Updated on June 15, 2013


It’s June 2013 and I am in a Summer mood. I am guessing you are too.

Some people might go for a two week vacation on a beautiful Island, while some might not have the time or expenses to afford that, which is where Greece comes in. You can spend just a weekend or a few days on the beautiful Santorini Island in Greece and still have a holiday of a life time.


★ツ So, where is Santorini Island?

Santorini greece is an an immensely popular island and is Greece's ultimate romantic destination. It is in the southern Aegean Sea, near Greece’s mainland. Santorini is pronounced [sadoˈrini] The island is at the site of one of the largest volcano eruptions that has been recorded history, but don’t let that put you off because it happened 3600 years ago.


What can you do there?

There is so much to do and see. There are lots of beaches and museums to visit. That also includes Sea Excursions. You can also visit different Churches or just go on escorted Coach tours which is an easy affordable way to see Santorini. For all information on what to do, Go to: the website also has a Gallery of over 70 photo’s and has so much information on the places you can visit.

Imagine staying here...

How about Shopping and Places to Stay?

There are many places to shop in Santorini and the shops are open til late – about 10pm. Thira and Oia are popular shopping destinations. However, do bear in mind that Santorini is a bit more expensive than the other islands. It has a Night Life too. The currency used is Euros.

After all the shopping and Touring – you want to head back to a beautiful hotel to relax. Well, you will be spoilt for choice because there are at least 600 hotels to choose from. To have a look at the hotels, click Here

Shopping in Santorini


Santorini specials include: White aubergine, fava caper - a variety of tomato keftedes, with slices of tomatoes which are fried in batter. You could also try fresh fish grilled in tavernas, especially those near to the sea..

The people who live in Santorini, are friendly and hospitable. What else could you ask for in a holiday? Hope you enjoy it. (◕‿◕)

For a Virtual Tour of the Island - Watch the Video


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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Ahmed for sharing such useful info.

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      Ahmed 4 years ago

      June is probably the best semumr month to be on Santorini. You can buy anything you will need while you're here. This year may not be as busy as it normally is however so far there is little signs of the crisis having a major negative impact on tourism. You can shop in Fira or Kamari plenty of choices. Boardshorts will cost you anywhere from 20 to 35 euro depending on quality .but you can probably finds cheaper if you look around. Enjoy your stay on this magical island Was this answer helpful?

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @MsDora - Thanks. I'm glad you stopped by and enjoyed the Hub. Hope it still looks the same beautiful place when you visit in person.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Deborrah K Ogans - Aaaawh... thanks so much for sharing your experience. A holiday of a lifetime it must have been. Seems like the sky is always blue there. I'm glad you have visited and also stopped by.

      Best Wishes

      @BK Creative - Wow... you've been too. That's sweet. I like that word "Stress free." I'm glad the lovely memories returned and hope you visit there again some day.


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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @Ruchira - Thanks. I hope you have time to visit there someday.

      @Eiddwen - Thanks Eddy, Lovely of you to stop by.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for this introduction to Santorini Island. I've actually enjoyed it without making the actual trip. Good job!

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      BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I've had the pleasure of visiting the island. And what a lovely stress free place. Thank you for this article - it brought back lovely memories and made me feel so good this morning.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Lady E, Excellent illustrative and informative hub! Santorini is indeed a marvelous place to visit! Visiting was like a memorable dream that came true.

      What an amazing presentation you have here; You have perked my interest to return. It is a beautiful classic scenic place to experience. Great food, churches, and other quaint exquiste places to see... We took the tour while we were there and it was lovely. Greece is one of my most favorite places in the world to visit!

      Thank You! In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! VOTED UP!!!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful a hub created by interesting words and amazing photos. Voting up and shared.


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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States sure is hidden in many places.

      greece looks a beautiful country...thanks for an insightful hub :)

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @teaches - Thanks Diane. Sometimes, I think the same. There are so many beautiful places in every Continent to explore. Nice of you to stop by.

      @Mhatter - It certainly is. Hope you visit someday. I can just imagine you writing your Haiku's on the Beach. Thanks

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      @James Wolve - Thanks for your kind comments James. Hope you get to visit Santorini sometime. Have a lovely weekend too.

      @Ignugent - Thanks. I am glad you stopped by. Best Wishes.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. So dream-like.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Just looking out that window in that photo is enough for me to enjoy a vacation in Greece. Your share has made me realize the world has to much beauty and the chance to visit other countries is priceless.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Wow what a beautiful place! Thanks for the information. :-)

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Very beautiful place to visit.This hub is well-written and well-documented

      Have a wonderful weekend Elena! voted up