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Mesa Gonia

Mesa Gonia is a small and quiet village, It was largely abandoned after the 1956 earthquake but has seen people move back in recent years. Since then the houses have been restored and repainted and it's now a beautiful place for a walk round.


Megalochori is another traditional village set on the hillside, it has a central square with restaurants and tavernas. Cobbled streets winding off from the square lead to houses with high walls and hidden courtyards. It's a charming village that you'll love exploring.


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 it's only 2km from the buzzing nightlife of Fira.


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 from traditional Greek to barbecue, Italian and even Sushi.


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 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 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.


Akrotiri is a small village located at the southwestern end of Thira in Santorini. Akrotiri is not a developed tourist destination so don’t expect the sort of facilities you’d have in Fira or Oia. What it does have is a Cycladic charm about it, with the usual narrow streets.

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.


Giola is a natural swimming pool cut into the rock close to Astrida on the south coast of Thassos. Once there you’ll see a 15m wide section which has been eroded out of the rock face over the years by the tide, with perfectly clear water.

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