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Santorini’s charms are found wherever the eye happens to rest. The Aegean island is a haven of rustic honey farms, whitewashed tavernas, creaking windmills and mysterious Orthodox churches. And then there are the rugged inland mountain peaks and enchanting cubist villages, each shimmering and glowing in wisps of white above the deep blue of the Aegean Sea below. For most travellers to this fabled isle in the Med, the views alone are enough. These days it's possible to bag holiday villas in Santorini that soar on craggy precipices above the great bays and sweeping vistas. You'll see boats bobbing in the shadow of volcanic cones, and gaze at great ferries drifting between the ancient rocks. You'll also enjoy sunsets that crank up the romance level to irresistible heights.
Santorini holiday rentals offer a sure way to avoid having to compete with the thousands of other annual visitors who jostle for the best rooms and panoramic private doubles each season. With so many options on the menu with ebookers, you should easily be able to bag yourself a pad with sweeping views of the volcanic caldera, or even a more off-beat bolthole on the less-trodden eastern side of the island. What's more, holiday rentals in Santorini tend to come with plenty more space than traditional hotels, adding in luxurious extras like panoramic terraces, shaded gardens, private kitchens and more.
You'll want to bring a pair of hardy hiking boots with you to Santorini, because there's really no better way to enjoy the legendary views of the caldera than by hitting the trails between the island's 2 main towns: Fira and Oia. And talking of those towns, Santorini holiday rentals in both offer a chance to explore a traditional whitewashed village loaded with Greek tavernas and hidden wine cellars. Fira is the place to go for cultural attractions, too, with the acclaimed Archaeological Museum of Fira coming packed with ancient sculptures and geometric pottery. Snorkelling amid the multicoloured fish schools around the shoals of Red Beach, tasting in the local wineries, and yachting out to Nea Kameni are also top things to do during the hot days on Santorini.
Santorini is small, which means it's a great island to explore by bicycle or foot – the walk between the main town of Fira and nearby Oia is said to be one of the most dramatic in the Med. There are oodles of options to speed things up though. Local buses depart from the stations in the main towns very frequently throughout the day, connecting all the major hotspots. Car rental providers are ubiquitous, too, while many travellers opt to hit the roads and backcountry in an ATV vehicle. Boat trips and ferry links are also an option for getting around on the water.