Thira

Thira holidays

You’ll recognise it from nearly every postcard you’ll see of Santorini – Thira, the island’s capital, is breathtaking. With its whitewashed houses topped with bright blue domes and a hidden caldera, it’s a dreamy destination that needs to be ticked off your Greek bucket list. Don’t even get us started on the sunsets – they’re out of this world!

Belvedere Suites
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  • London Stansted, Tue 04 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Belvedere Suites

Thira, Santorini

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0.4 Km to Thira cable car

  • Stunning caldera views
  • Great for couples
  • Boutique style
El Greco Resort & Spa
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  • London Stansted, Tue 04 May 2021
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
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El Greco Resort & Spa

Thira, Santorini

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1.1 Km to Thira cable car

  • Traditional Cycladic style
  • Chilled pool scene
  • Great for couples
  • Gym and Wellness spa
  • Relaxed atmosphere
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A view like no other 

If you’re a sucker for sea views, then you’ve struck gold on a holiday in Thira. This hilltop town gives you the perfect vantage point for glancing out over the Aegean and down across the caldera – a dormant volcano that hides beneath the water. As day turns to night, you’ll see pinks and oranges flood the sky.

Island-hop until your heart’s content

From Thira’s port, you can head out on a boat trip to many of the surrounding islands. Thirassia, Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni all sit within Santorini’s crescent shape, so you can be there in no time. Fancy checking out some of the other gorgeous Greek islands? Take your pick from regular ferries to Mykonos, Paxos and Paros.

Ancient Akrotiri

Ancient Akrotiri

Thira, Santorini

Thousands of years ago, in 1613 BC, a volcanic eruption buried the ancient Minoan city of Akrotiri underneath a layer of volcanic ash. This Bronze Age settlement was hidden from the world until 1967, when...
Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral

Thira, Santorini

Overlooking the caldera edge, sits this beautiful whitewashed cathedral. Alongside its impressive archways and bell tower, it boasts a peaceful courtyard filled with flowers. Inside, you’ll see magical frescoes...
Thira cable car

Thira cable car

Thira, Santorini

From the Old Port, you can jump on the cable car as it travels 220 metres up, passing whitewashed houses that cling to the cliffside. Within an impressive three minutes, you’ll have reached Thira. It costs six...
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