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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

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

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

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

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.

Emporio

Emporio, 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.

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.

Akrotiri

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.

Skala Maries

Skala Maries, also known as Skala Marion is a relatively small and compact harbour and beach resort on the west coast of Thassos. It's a beach lovers paradise as it’s actually based around 3 good sandy bays. giving you a choice of beaches whilst staying here.

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