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Hotels, Villas and Travel Agents

Santorini ferry If you use my Create-an-itinerary form you can put together a custom program which includes Santorini and any other islands you like, get it tweaked with the help of a reliable travel agency and get a price for it. It's free and it is really helpful in putting together a trip. Working with a good Greek travel agency will save you a lot of worry because they will take care of EVERYTHING.

For Hotels in Santorini and Island combinations see Fantasy Travel, Dolphin Hellas Travel or Aegean Thesaurus Travel (all excellent agencies, reliable and English-speaking Staff). These agencies can organize your ferries, flights, transportation from the ports and airports and answer all your questions. They can also organize car-rentals on Santorini.

For a listing and descriptions of hotels in Santorini recommended by me and the agencies on my website see or to search for hotels by category, price, location and book without using a travel agency see Matt's Santorini Hotels Search

Volcano View Hotel, SantoriniThe Volcano View Villas are on the rim of Santorini's famous volcano, with three large swimming pools, restaurant, bar, AC in all rooms and a view so amazing you may never leave the premises. Great rates for a hotel of this quality and highly recommended by everyone who has stayed there.

For Honeymooners or people looking for something a little more special the Celestial Grande VIP Villas are five stylish, individually designed luxury villas, each with its private swimming pool and a balcony with a breath-taking view of the Aegean.

New Economical Packages: Fantasy Travel has put together a number of packages that offer quality accomodation for economical prices. Most packages that seem too good to be true are actually not as good as they seem, often using hotels that are in areas you really don't want to stay in, to keep the price down. But Fantasy's economy packages feature hotels in and around the Plaka in Athens and are all good quality hotels. I recommend Fantasy Travel's program The Pursuit of Pleasure 2  which is 9 Days and 8 nights in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini including hotels, ferries, transfers, tours, admission to archaeological sites and breakfast. Or their Best Price/Most Wanted Places which is 10 days. Also have a look at Fantasy Travel's Budget Greece Program which features Santorini and Mykonos. For these and more visit Fantasy Travel's Vacation Packages Page and for special low prices deals see Fantasy Travel's Special Offers Page which changes frequently.

Honeymooners! Before you commit to anything (besides each other of course) take a peak at Fantasy's Honeymoon Packages which includes Santorini and Mykonos and/or a 4 day cruise.

If you want to stay in a beautiful traditional Cave Villa in Oia check out the Alexander Boutique Hotel.

For budget travelers looking for quality in a caldera view hotel try contacting the guys at Aegean Thesaurus Travel and ask them about the Delfini Villas in Oia. Probably the best deal for a budget hotel with a view is the Hotel Ether which is in Oia. For an economical beach hotel check out the Boathouse Hotel on Kamari Beach. Dolphin Hellas has a special at the Villa Kalimera, in quiet Akrotiri. If you are looking for an affordable house to rent on a weekly basis check out Matt's Santorini Villas page which has houses, apartments and self-catering accommodation as well as the kind of stuff you find on Air BnB.

For those who complain that travel in Greece is getting expensive and don't think a trip that includes Santorini and Mykonos, all ferries, transfers and hotels, including Athens is within your means see Budget-Travel

For hotels, villas, apartments and holiday homes look at Matt's Suggested Santorini Hotels 

For villas, houses and self-catering see

For Ferry Schedules and tickets see Ferryhopper. They have a great booking system and you can buy the tickets on line and pick them up at any ticket agency in Athens, on the islands, and even at the ticket booths in the ports.

Cruises that Stop in Santorini

cruise ship, santoriniA cruise and spend a few days on Santorini and Mykonos? You can have it both ways. Fantasy Travel's Smart Program #7 allows you to board a cruise ship in Mykonos, sail the islands for 5 days and get off in Santorini and stay there for 3 nights.

For Cruises that include Santorini see Fantasy Travel at and Dolphin Hellas at and click on cruises.

Fantasy Travel has designed several vacation programs with a combination of different hotel categories in order to create the best value-for-money itinerary, without compromising on the quality, comfort and all with exquisite views! You can increase or reduce the nights of your stay at some of the destinations. See Fantasy Travel's Special Offers page.

Sailboat Cruises and Tours around Santorini

There are several companies doing charters around the caldera of Santorini on catamarans. Most of them  include gourmet meals, swimming in isolated coves, and a spectacular view of the island. You can take half-day cruise with Fantasy Travel's Santorini Sailing Cruise

Many cruise ship travelers opt for private tours with taxis and buses like Ocean Wave Tours who have received many raving reviews from cruise travelers to Santorini instead of taking the tours which are offered by the cruise companies because they can share the cost rather than pay per person. You can also find tours through any Greek travel agency.  

You can visit archaeological sites and museums with Eugenia Tours, Insight Tours and Ocean Wave Tours and also don't forget Santorini Food Tours and Santorini Fishing Tours

Santorini Today: This monthly info-magazine is free and can be found in many hotels in Santorini. It contains a color map of the island, tourist information, museums, art galleries, important phone numbers (like hospitals, police, emergency road service, port authority, etc), embassies and consulates, transportation, shopping, dining and nightlife. If they don't have it at your hotel ask for it. There is another one available in Athens called Athens Today.

Taxi from Pireaus to your Athens hotel or the Airport

If you arrive from abroad and you need to get to Pireaus to catch the ferry to Santorini I recommend George the Famous Taxi Driver. Plus if you have some time to spare, as some of you will, you can do a little tour of the city. For your return to Athens from Santorini I also recommend using him to get to your hotel or the airport. See his website at

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