Santorini: An Island Break with a Difference | This year, holiday makers with a political conscience are choosing to go to Greece. Not only is tourism one of the major components of the Greek economy, it stands to lose out to some of the bad press that Greece has been suffering throughout the eurozone over the past few months. In order to help Greece get back on its feet, we can help by making our holiday choices count. But beyond from politics, the euro and economic recovery, there are plenty of other reasons to book a break in Santorini this year.
Itâ€™s no surprise that, this summer, there are a great number of bargain deals to be found on Santorini holidays. Whether you are looking for a tailor made holiday to fit your own spec booking through online travel sites such as OnTheBeach.co.uk or whether you would prefer to go for an all-inclusive package deal, there are a host of price cuts and last minute discounts to take advantage of this year. And once youâ€™re arrangements are in order youâ€™re sure to find plenty to do.
A traditional church in Santorini
For those seeking a romantic excursion, it might be useful to learn that Santorini is one of the Greek islands most famed for its spectacular sunsets. Though be careful where you choose to spectate. In some towns the sun will vanish behind the islandâ€™s volcano before you can see it meet the horizon. But in the sweet little town of Fira, perched on the edge of an imposing cliff, you can head down to the beach and indulge in a fresh sea-food dinner before watching the sun sink down among the waves.
One of the great pleasures of Santorini is, undoubtedly, the culture of fine cuisine and hospitality. Order up mixed platters of mezze to try a wide variety of local delicacies and be sure to take your waiterâ€™s recommendations when it comes to choosing wine. Whatâ€™s more, there are plenty of small tavernas on hand where a slap up meal wonâ€™t break the bank. Stopping for sweet greek coffee between historical visits or fueling up at lunch after a morning of water sports is a great way to get a keener sense of the culture of Santorini.