* Santorini has its own international airport and is also a regular stop point for the many boats that travel the Aegean.
*The official language is Greek while English is widely spoken throughout.
Time zone is 2 hours ahead of GMT. As in most mediterranean countries, much of the day to day activities start very early in the morning, then stop at lunch time and reconvene in the early evening, continuing late into the night.
* To call Greece from outside the country, the code is 0030 and the area prefix for Santorini is 22860.
* Water conservation is a high priority and considered an important aspect of island life.
* There is a public hospital and private health center located on the island.
* Electricity is 220v/50Hz
* Airport 5 km * Port 8 km * Oia (ia) Town: 12 km
* Kamari: 8 km
Fira, the capital of Santorini, is located at the center of the island and in very close distance to Imerovigli.
The town has many bars, restaurants and cafés with amazing views of the Caldera and the Volcano. The atmosphere is very vivid and full of tourists and locals of all ages during the day and night.
If you enjoy shopping or eating or drinking or hanging out and watching the view then Fira is the perfect choice. The port of Fira below is where the cruise ships dock and light up the sea and the night sky.
Without a doubt, the breathtaking views to the caldera, overlooking the deep blue of a calm sea, the relaxing breeze, the bright sun and the unique cultures developed in the island makes it a destination like no other.
* Airport 8 km * Port 11km * Fira Town: 2.5 km
* Oia (Ia) Town: 9 km * Gialos beach: 3 km
Imerovigli is famous for its beautiful sunset, that it is called “balcony to the Aegean”. The houses are built amphitheatrically around the caldera and it is crossed by narrow, paved paths.
Most of the villas, room or suites were actually… caves. These caves were turned to modern elegant suites and apartments. Some of them as an outdoor Jacuzzi or a pool that will may your stay event more relaxing.
Skaros, «the rock», is in the middle of the sea, but it is easy to approach by walking through the pathways between the hotels. The land is connected to the rock.
Skaros was actually a fortress to protect from pirates, which are the remains of a Venetian Castle built in 1207 by Marco Sanudo, the ruler of all Cyclades islands that time.
Imerovigli has many lovely churches, all made in the Cycladic architectural style.
You will find few very nice restaurants, artisanal shops and you will enjoy walking in the small paths that will lead you to the village next door Firostefani.
* Airport 8 km * Port 11km * Fira Town: 2.5 km
* Oia (Ia) Town: 9 km * Gialos beach: 3 kmOia Santorini is Greece’s first preserved settlement (since 1976) and certainly Santorini’s most photographed place. Its sunsets have been a source of inspiration for countless artists. The main street divides it into two regions, the one that overlooks the caldera with the impressive cave buildings and the one filled with majestic captain houses. Oia has more than 60 churches. At its edge you will see the Castle, part of which has been preserved and offers spectacular views. The main street of Oia has plenty of tourist shops and some pretty nice galleries.
* Airport 5 km * Port 6 km * Fira Town: 6 km
* Kamari: 5 km *Perissa: 9 kmPyrgos is the highest village of the whole island, providing great panoramic views of both sides of the island. The village is a typical example of traditional houses built all around the Venetian castle, and narrow paths leading up the hillside, small white houses, galleries, vineyards, churches, breathtaking sunsets … Pyrgos is truly magical. There are restaurants, taverns, cafes and traditional “kafeneia” as well as mini markets and shops in Pyrgos.The main attraction is the Venetian Castle (one of the five castles you will find on the island). There are 48 churches in Pyrgos Village. Most of these churches are privately owned which means they are not open to the public and they do not have service every Sunday. Pyrgos has kept its natural beauty without any alterations.
Leaving the Caldera and moving towards the other side of the island you can find some beautiful beaches to relax and enjoy the summer sun.
* Kamari beach
Located at the east side of the island, Kamari is more family oriented, with plenty of beach bars and taverns by the beach for you to stop by.
* Perissa/Perivolos beach (Black beach)
If you are looking for a more lively and noisy atmosphere, then Perissa and Perivolos are worth visiting. The southeast coast of Santorini is quite popular among young people during the day and night.
* Vlychada beach
A not that organized beach with relatively shallow waters. It is also the start point for most of the cruises around the island.
Either you are visiting Santorini with family or friends there are options for everyone, from noisy beach bars to more relaxed ones.
Lipari is the largest, most famous and lively island among the Eolians.
The irregular-shaped island contains numerous small stratovolcanoes, craters, and lava domes on a basement of submarine volcanic deposits.
The town of Lipari, set within the picturesque Marina Lunga and Marina Corta inlets, is divided into a high and a low part, with the powerful castle guarding it from its panoramic position.
On the Lipari island, there are many placesclose to each other, which deserve a sightseeing: Canneto, Spiaggia Bianca, Porticello and Campobianco are marvellous places, with crystalline sea.
It’s a good idea to have dinner outside, since restaurants are excellent: of course, the most beloved dishes are based on fish – absolutely fresh.
The Architect’s Villas
Fira, Santorini P.O. Box 45
84 700 Greece