Author Archives: Eleni

Covid-19, Santorini: Empty April (in pictures)

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The coronavirus pandemic has, undoubtedly, affected the whole world. We have seen pictures of huge world capitals going empty, streets with no cars and underground stations with no people. In Santorini, where the summer season officially starts in the beginning of April, the locals can’t grasp how empty the island still is. The past years, […]

The 2019 annual Ifestia (Volcanoes) Festival is almost here!

Fireworks in Santorini

With the 2019 Volcanoes Festival (Ifestia Festival) approaching, visitors and locals are making their final plans for the main fireworks event this Saturday, the 21st of September. The previous years the show lasted for about 40 minutes, with spectators gathering in the cliff-side of Fira, Firostefani, and Imerovigli to enjoy the rare show. If you […]

Cruise the Caldera in the winter season 2018-19

The winter season in Santorini is providing more and more options for off-season tourists. Activities like hiking, visiting archaeological sites and wineries are always there, but who wouldn’t want to take advantage of the many sunny days of the Greek winter. With much lower rates, the visitors or Santorini that have decided to enjoy an […]

Final countdown for the Volcanoes Festival 2018!

We are just one day before the volcanoes festival (Ifestia Festival) of 2018, with the main fireworks event expected to start tomorrow, the 15th of September 2018, at 20:30. The previous years the show lasted for about 40 minutes, with visitors from all over the world gathered in the cliff-side of Fira to enjoy the […]

The Santorini Volcano is “erupting” on September 15th, 2018

One more year has already passed and a new, spectacular show is in the making! It’s been decades since this yearly tradition began, when Santorini island remembers the eruptions that contributed to what it is today. The “Ifestia Festival” (or “Volcanoes Festival”) will be held during the third weekend of September, with cultural events and […]

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 […]