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Perissa

Perissa is an attractive village with whitewashed houses and volcanic scenery. It was mostly built in the sixties and some say it lacks the authentic Greek charm of other villages but it makes up for that with its relaxed sea side nightlife.

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.

Kamari

Kamari is a beach resort on the east coast of Santorini and it's arguably the best beach on the island. The village itself has loads of restaurants and a large portion of those are down by the sea front so you’ll get to soak in the views whilst enjoying your meal.

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.

Emporio

Emporio which is also known as Nimborios is a traditional Cycladic village that's inland towards the south of Thira island just west of Perissa. It lies at the base of Mount Prophet Elias and is the largest settlement in Santorini with close to 2000 permanent residents.

Skala Panagia

Skala Panagia, also known as Chrysi Ammoudia is a gorgeous beach resort on the east coast and surrounds the northern end of Golden beach. As you head south it blends into Skala Potamia so visiting both at the same time is definitely possible.

Skala Potamia

Skala Potamia, sometimes also known as Chrisi Akti is based at the southern end of Golden beach on the east coast of Thassos, it's ideal for a family beach holiday and there’s no shortage of hotels and a wealth of tavernas and restaurants to choose from too.
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