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Oia

Oia is the second most popular resort on the island behind Fira. It’s a beautiful village perched on top of the caldera with amazing views. It’s a romantic little village and very popular with couples and honeymooners, it also hosts many weddings every year.

Messaria

There's almost two sections to Messaria, there's a selection of hotels a gym and a supermarket out on the cliff edge and the village centre is a few hundred metres to the east. Messaria is just beginning to become touristy with the hotels popping up by the coast.

Imerovigli

Imerovigli is a small traditional village that lies at the highest point of the caldera, it has amazing views and traditional narrow cobbled streets, there's plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to keep you busy, plus you are only 2km from the buzzing nightlife of Fira.

Firostefani

Firostefani is located just north of the capital Fira and offers similar spectacular views out over the Caldera. Nightlife in Firostefani is good, there's a load of restaurants with several types of food available from traditional Greek to barbecue, Italian and even Sushi.

Fira

Fira is the capital of Santorini, it's a beautiful town that looks like it’s grown out of the hillside with whitewashed and pastel coloured houses, upmarket hotels and restaurants offering stunning views out across the caldera and loads of nightlife options.

Finikia

Finikia is set among vineyards on the hills just west of Oia. It has typical Cycladic houses with whitewash walls and blue windows as well as some houses painted in other pastel shades making it a lovely place for a wander through the narrow cobbled streets.

Ammoudi

Ammoudi is a very small but charming port on the caldera below Oia, 214 steps below Oia to be exact, at the northern end of the main island of Santorini. There's a handful of restaurants, a couple of places to stay and some bars, all set in spectacular scenery.

Saint Archangel Michael Monastery

Saint Archangel Michael Monastery is a huge religious site on the south coast, it's beautifully decorated and maintained with flowers, shrubs and trees and offers stunning views out over the Aegean sea and the Thassos coastline.

Mount Ipsarion

Mount Ipsarion or Mount Ypsario is the tallest peak on the island at 1204 meters. It's perfect for a hike, you can set off from Panagia or Potamia and the walk will take you around 2 to 3 hours, along the way you’ll get to take in the lush green vegetation of Thassos.

Kastro

Kastro lies 500m above sea level in the mountains in the centre of Thassos island. The word Kastro means castle in Greek and the walled village and the castle that used to stand here were used for protection against piracy for many years.
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