This tiny Greek island is famous for one of the most beautiful views on earth.
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.
Food and drink
Santorini has a reputation for expensive eateries, but in most cases, you're paying a premium for the view. Explore the island's nooks and alleyways and you'll find plenty of places to eat to suit every budget.
The traditional Greek taverna rules on this island, with lots of fresh fish and Greek dishes featuring on every menu. Try Parea in Fira for a delicious moussaka accompanied by a glass of local white wine. In touristy Oia, you'll have to look a little harder for a bargain. Avoid anywhere with a caldera view if you're on a budget. Hole-in-the-wall eatery Pita Gyros is one hidden gem that serves brilliant Greek kebabs and ice-cold Mythos beer. The only snag is that it overlooks a car park.
If you fancy pushing the boat out, it's easy to spend money eating out in Santorini – just do a little research first to make sure you're going to get a great meal for your euros. Kokkalo in Fira serves juicy tomahawk steaks so big they come with a meat cleaver for carving. Or, for an inventive chef's tasting menu, try La Maison in quiet Imerovigli.