Holidays to Santorini
Black volcanic beaches, tiny whitewashed villages and the most amazing sunsets in Greece, that’s what you can expect from Santorini holidays. The island of Santorini is actually a caldera - the remains of a volcanic cone which literally blew its top off. We at Coop Travel have cheap Santorini holidays in several prime resorts.
If you’re booking last minute Santorini holidays expecting the golden beaches of Corfu or Crete, you’re going to be disappointed. Santorini beach sand is formed from volcanic lava and is mostly grey. However, families booking late deals in Santorini don’t see this as too much of a problem, on an island where the sun is almost permanently shining, and the waters are calm enough to float a pedalo in.
Boasting a typical Mediterranean climate of mild winters and warm dry summers, last minute Santorini holidays can be booked throughout the year. Long rainy periods are uncommon even in the winter months, and this is when you can snap up some great late deals. Santorini resorts are located on both sides of the caldera, with those on the inner perimeter having a steeper approach and darker sands, but safe waters for children. Oia, in the far north of the island, is much favoured by romantic couples, and the best place to view the famous Santorini sunsets. The steep descent to the beaches will reward you with pumice stone souvenirs.
The most popular resorts for cheap Santorini holidays, however, are on the lightly sloping outer perimeter. At Monolithos, a Santorini holiday offers great windsurfing conditions, with strong southerly winds. Santorini package holidays at vibrant Perissa reward you with a 7km beach packed with watersports. Families booking bargain holidays to Santorini’s liveliest resort, Kamari enjoy a Blue Flag beach, diving centre and wide range of clubs, bars and tavernas.
For all-round atmosphere, we at Coop Travel recommend Santorini package holidays to Fira, the capital. Accessible only by cable car, donkey or foot, this lively little town has a wide selection of shops, restaurants and tavernas, as well as fascinating ancient ruins.