Category Archives: Santorini island news

Global Traveler: Santorini Best Island in Europe

Santorini has been voted “Best Island in Europe” by the readers of US magazine Global Traveler, a travel publication aimed at frequent business and luxury travelers. The awarding took place in the context of the magazine’s annual “Leisure Life Style awards 2019″, which took place last week in New York. “The fact that Santorini retains this title […]

Video tribute to Santorini from Travel+Leisure

Santorini is once again impressively explored by one of the biggest international tourist media. Travel+Leisure magazine has been hosting on its Facebook page a short video dedicated to Santorini, which is referred to as “heaven on Earth”. In just 55’’ the video entitled “Fall in Love with Santorini” portrays beautiful and typical pictures of Santorini: […]

Six Blue Flags for Santorini this year

Six beaches of Santorini were awarded the “Blue Flag” for 2019: Ag. Georgios, Vlychada, Kamari 1, Kamari 2, Perivolos and Perissa. Altogether in the Southern Aegean Sea, 49 blue flags were awarded to the Dodecanese and 32 to the Cyclades. The International Commission of the Blue Flag program awarded this year 3,779 coasts, 695 marinas […]

Bike ride on Sunday May 26th, in Santorini

On Sunday afternoon, May 26th, a bike ride is scheduled in Santorini. The cyclists, young and old, will start from Kamari, cycle up to Monolithos and return to Kamari. The route is easy for everyone to follow. Meeting point: Kamari Rock, at the beggining of the pedestrian street Time: 12:30. A helmet and a water […]

Free admission to museums and archaeological sites on Saturday, May 18th

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will be open to the public for free on Saturday, May 18th, the day the International Museum Day is celebrated. Since 1977, May 18th has been designated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) as International Museum Day. It is celebrated all over the world, where various events are […]

TEXSOM International Wine Awards: Santorini wins the best Greek white wine award

Gavalas Winery won one of the biggest distinctions at the most important international wine competition. Santorini 2018 won  the Gold Medal and also received the Judges’ Selection award for the best Greek white wine at the TEXSOM IWA 2019 competition, one of the most important wine competitions in the USA and one of the most influential worldwide. Among the 81 […]

Naval Maritime Museum of Thira: The maritime history of Santorini in a restored mansion of Oia

The Naval Maritime Museum in Oia The maritime history of Santorini has begun long before the prehistoric volcanic eruption. During the 19th century, the maritime activities took up again, mainly by the inhabitants of Oia, which, for this reason, was known as the “captains’ town”. So an old mansion in Oia was restored and turned […]

The annual “Vedema” wine exhibition on April 21st, at Selene restaurant

The famous Selene restaurant in Pyrgos village will host, for the 8th consecutive year, on Sunday, April 21st, 2019, an exhibition and wine tasting of Santorini’s last harvest (2018). The entrance is free. Professionals, wine friends either living in Santorini or visiting the island (from Greece or abroad) will be able to visit the wine […]

Caldera Yachting among the “excellent, bold and innovative” of the tourism market with Gold Award in Tourism Awards 2019

Caldera Yachting was honored with the Gold Award in the category “Sea Tourism – Sailing” in Tourism Awards 2019, on 9th of April, at the Cultural Centre Hellenic Cosmos, presence of executives and bright personalities of the Greek tourism. The company’s CEO Yiannis Mattheos received the award, quoting “Teamwork is the one that brings you […]

Opening hours of museums and archaeological sites during the summer season

The museums and archaeological sites of Santorini now operate in their summertime schedule. Those who intend to visit should bear in mind the following: – Akrotiri Archaeological Site: open daily from 08:30 to 20:00, admission fee 12 € (reduced admission fee 6 €). Tel. +30 2286081939 – Archaeological Site of Ancient Thera: open daily except Tuesday from […]