Category Archives: Santorini island news

Hellenic Seaways schedule – summer 2018

According to the route plan recently announced by Hellenic Seaways it will connect Santorini with Piraeus, Rafina and Heraklion. More specifically, starting Spring 2018, Santorini routes are as follows: PIRAEUS-SIFNOS-IOS-SANTORINI with the Hellenic HighSpeed From 30/3 to 30/9 – From Monday to Sunday depart from Piraeus at 07:05 and arrive in Santorini at 12:35 – […]

Winter season for the Museums of Santorini

The museums and archaeological sites of Santorini now operate in their winter time schedule. Those who intend to visit, should bear in mind the following: – Akrotiri Archaeological Site: open daily except Mondays 08:00 – 15:00, admission 6 euro. Tel. 2286081939 – Archaeological Site of Ancient Thera: open daily except Monday 08:00 – 15:00, entrance […]

European Wine Tourism Day on Sunday 12 November

On November 12, Wine Roads wineries of Greece, together with hundreds of other European wineries, join European Wine Tourism Day and invite you to celebrate with them. Visitors of the wineries will have the opportunity to go to wine-growing areas and meet Greek wine producers. They will enjoy the scenery in the beautiful vineyards and […]

Lufthansa connecting Frankfurt-Santorini from spring 2018

The Lufthansa tourist flight program for the coming summer season 2018 is now taking bookings. The new program for Europe has been extended to include five attractive new summer destinations, among which is Santorini, Greece.  Starting on March 31, 2018, there will be flights from Frankfurt to Thira/Santorini (Greece), departing every Saturday. Thira, the capital […]

A Cycladic house from Oia is starring in Google Earth

Google has chosen a beautiful traditional house from Oia village to display a characteristic Cycladic house and it included it in its This Is Home choice in the Voyager section of Google Earth. The new Google Earth was launched by Google last April. It is giving through the Voyager section the option for virtual travelling […]

Alexander Titarenko claims shock Art of Motion win

Unknown Ukrainian qualifier Alexander Titarenko went from zero to hero as he defeated the world’s best freerunners to take a career-defining victory at the Red Bull Art of Motion 2017 final that was held in Oia, Santorini, on Saturday October 7th. Titarenko was simply known as the guy in the blue shorts at the start of the […]

Santorini Experience: Time for action

The top sports tourism event “Santorini Experience” is only a few days away. Between October 6th and 8th 2017, running and swimming races will be held for a 3rd consecutive year at the enchanting island of Cyclades. The established meet & greet event will take place on Friday October 6th at noon (12:00pm) at the Alafouzos […]

Free entrance to Archaeological places this weekend (23-24 September)

The entrance to the Archaeological places and museums of the whole country will be free for everyone on Saturday and Sunday, 23 & 24 September 2017. The event will take place because of the European days of Cultural Heritage which is always celebrated on the last weekend of September. We remind you that throughout the […]

50 years of Akrotiri Excavations – All day event on September 23rd

The excavation at the archaeological site of Akrotiri was begun in 1967 by Spyridon Marinatos. Five decades later, it is today considered to be among the most important in the world. The important finds from the excavation formed a focal point of interest for visitors who came to visit the island shortly after on an […]

The Santorini Volcano is “erupting” on September 16th, 2017

Following the tradition, every year Santorini island remembers the eruptions that made it what it is today. This year’s “Ifestia Festival” (or the “Volcanoes Festival”) will be held during the third weekend of September, with cultural events and concerts leading up to the main event of the festival. On the night of the 16th of […]