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Karterados

Karterados is a traditional village, slightly inland to the east of Fira, it's made up of one main street that runs through the centre of the village and other narrow streets with traditional Cycladic buildings as well as cave houses built into the rocks.

Pyrgos

Pyrgos is a fairly compact and traditional Cycladic village with small winding streets and the usual white and blue houses. There's a good selection of hotels as well as restaurants and tavernas both on the main street and dotted around the town too.

Perivolos

Perivolos isn't a working Greek town or an old settlement that's turned into a tourist resort, it's more simply a collection of hotels and tavernas around Perivolos beach. There's loads of tavernas, some of which stay open late and turn into bars with cocktails and music.

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.

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.

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.
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