SANTORINI, also called Thera or Thira, lies to the south of the central Cyclades group of Greek islands. It is considered the hottest holiday spot in the Cyclades in more ways than one. Born in a massive volcanic eruption, fumes still rise offshore. Santorini satisfies the up-market end of the Greek island holidays market with manyluxury Santorini hotels to be found. Cruise ships bring holiday visitors ready to gasp at the romantic sunset skies, and turn on to the island's hot nightclubs.
Santorini also attracts large numbers of independent travellers who snap up good budget accommodation at Santorini hostels. Whichever way you arrive it's a good idea to compare the best deals for cheap travel insurance before you go. Santorini holidays are in huge demand and local prices can reflect the fact. Expect to burn a sizeable hole in your wallet to get the best highly charged views from the top clifftop tavernas and bars. Hotels in Santorini are an ideal choice if you are looking for a lively buzz and exciting crowds. The capital town of Fira perches precariously on top of vertical cliffs. The view over the caldera and the romantic pull of those sunsets make this a favourite for honeymooners.