Details: Santorini, Greece

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GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

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Delta offers connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Athens. Take Aegean Airlines from Athens to Santorini. One-way flights start at about $95.

WHERE TO STAY

San Giorgio Villas

Main Street, Fira

011-30-22860-23516

www.sangiorgiovilla.gr

A basic, quiet hotel a few minutes’ walk from the center of town. Amenities include a small fridge and electric kettle. Singles or doubles in August about $104, triples from about $130.

Aroma Suites

Just off Agiou Mina, Fira

011-30-22860-24112

aromasuites.gr

A few blocks from the bustle of downtown Fira. Book a few months ahead online to ensure a reservation. Double rooms in high season (July-September) about $215, two-person apartments about $225.

WHERE TO EAT

Mama’s House

Main square, Fira

011-30-22860-21577

A popular, casual restaurant with classic Greek dishes along with American selections. Indoor dining and outdoor patio seating available. Breakfast entrees from $7, lunch and dinner from $9.

Naoussa

Lagoudera Shopping Center, Fira

011-30-22860-24869

www.naoussarestaurant.gr

Bustling restaurant featuring modern takes on Greek dishes. Lines for dinner can reach from the door of this second-story establishment all the way down the street, but free glasses of local wine make the wait easier. Entrees from about $10.

WHAT TO DO

Walking tour of Pyrgos

This town of 500 is a 15-minute bus ride from Fira. Buses leave every 20 to 60 minutes. About $2.60 each way.

Day trip to Thirassia Island

The island takes about an hour to reach through a combination of bus, cab and water taxi. Water taxi is $1.30 each way.

Akrotiri excavation site

www.santorini.com/archaeology/
akrotiri.htm

Summer hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission $6.50. Guided tour $13.

INFORMATION

www.santorini.gr

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