Santorini

This tiny Greek island is famous for one of the most beautiful views on earth.

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Add in jumbled cliffside villages full of traditional blue and white architecture, dramatic black and red sand beaches, craggy cliffs and its own volcano, and it becomes clear that Santorini is an island unlike any other.

Festivals and events

Despite not being huge on nightlife, Santorini hosts two summertime music festivals, as well as the Ifestia Festival (celebrating the island's volcano with music and entertainment) in August.

Megaron Gyzi Festival

A three-week festival held at Fira's Gyzi Cultural Centre in Fira, with events including jazz and classical concerts, and art exhibitions. Usually runs for the first three weeks in August.

International Music Festival of Santorini Island

Artists of all genres from around the world are invited to Fira to perform for the summer crowds. Usually held in the first three weeks in September at the Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre.