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Hotels, Villas and Travel Agents

Santorini ferry If you use my Create-an-itinerary form you can put together a custom program which includes Santorini and any other islands you like, get it tweaked with the help of a reliable travel agency and get a price for it. It's free and it is really helpful in putting together a trip. Working with a good Greek travel agency will save you a lot of worry because they will take care of EVERYTHING.

For Hotels in Santorini and Island combinations see Fantasy Travel, Kiki Zikou at Dolphin Hellas Travel or Aegean Thesaurus Travel (all excellent agencies, reliable and English-speaking Staff). These agencies can organize your ferries, flights, transportation from the ports and airports and answer all your questions. They can also organize car-rentals on Santorini.

For a listing and descriptions of hotels in Santorini recommended by me and the agencies on my website see www.hotelsofgreece.com or to search for hotels by catagory, price, location and book without using a travel agency see Matt's Santorini Hotels Search

Volcano View Hotel, SantoriniThe Volcano View Villas are on the rim of Santorini's famous volcano, with three large swimming pools, restaurant, bar, AC in all rooms and a view so amazing you may never leave the premises. Great rates for a hotel of this quality and highly recommended by everyone who has stayed there. Most caldera view hotels with pools are 300 euros and up. Fantasy Travel's rates for Volcano View are under 200.

For Honeymooners or people looking for something a little more special the Volcano View VIP Villas are five stylish, individually designed luxury villas, each with its private swimming pool and a balcony with a breath-taking view of the Aegean.

New Economical Packages: Fantasy Travel has put together a number of packages that offer quality accomodation for economical prices. Most packages that seem too good to be true are actually not as good as they seem, often using hotels that are in areas you really don't want to stay in, to keep the price down. But Fantasy's economy packages feature hotels in and around the Plaka in Athens and are all good quality hotels. I recommend Fantasy Travel's program The Pursuit of Pleasure which is 12 Days and 11 nights in Athens, Mykonos and Santorini including hotels, ferries, transfers, tours, admission to archaeological sites and breakfast starting at 940 euros per person. You can't beat the price for these hotels and this itinerary. Or their 8 day package that includes a 4-day cruise plus Athens-Delphi-Meteora which starts at 595 euros per person. For these and more visit Fantasy Travel's Special Offers Page

Far from the Maddening Crowd: In response to the travelers who worry that recent demonstrations in Athens may disturb their sleep pattern, at my request Fantasy Travel has put together a 10-Day Athens-Mykonos-Santorini package which includes a tour of Athens and all transfers and ferry tickets. The package starts at 790 euros per person. What makes it unique is for the Athens part of the trip you will be staying by the beach in Faliron, just 20 minutes from downtown by taxi or 30 minutes by bus or coastal tram. For more information see www.fantasytravelofgreece.com/farfromcrowds.html

Honeymooners! Before you commit to anything (besides each other of course) take a peak at Fantasy's Honeymoon Packages which includes Santorini and Mykonos and/or a 4 day cruise.

If you want to stay in a beautiful traditional Cave Villa in Oia check out the Alexander Boutique Hotel.

For budget travelers looking for quality in a caldera view hotel try contacting the guys at Aegean Thesaurus Travel and ask them about the Delfini Rooms in Oia. Probably the best deal for a budget hotel with a view is the Hotel Ether which is in Oia. A double at the Ether will cost you around 115 euros. For an economical beach hotel check out the Boathouse Hotel on Kamari Beach. Dolphin Hellas has a special at the Villa Kalimera, in quiet Akrotiri. If you are looking for an affordable house to rent on a weekly basis check out the Villa Patricia, a restored 17th Century house and the Villa Athina, its newer and smaller cousin next door.

For those who complain that travel in Greece is getting expensive and don't think a trip that includes Santorini and Mykonos, all ferries, transfers and hotels, including Athens is within your means see Budget-Travel

For rooms and very cheap accommodation see  www.hotelsofgreece.com/cyclades I have a new section of inexpensive rooms, self-catering apartments and small hotels. Also check in the C-Catagory (2-Star) hotels. The page is color-coded so you can find what you are looking for quickly. For other budget accommodations I teamed up with Booking.com to make a nifty hotel guide which comes in very handy when you are desperate to find something reasonable and time is getting tight because you can find similar hotels in the neighborhood if the one you want is full. See Matt's Hotels Search

For villas, houses and self-catering see www.greecetravel.com/villas

Cruises that Stop in Santorini

cruise ship, santoriniA cruise and spend a few days on Santorini and Mykonos? You can have it both ways. Fantasy Travel's Smart Program #7 allows you to board a cruise ship in Mykonos, sail the islands for 5 days and get off in Santorini and stay there for 3 nights.

For Cruises that include Santorini see Fantasy Travel at www.fantasytravelofgreece.com and Dolphin Hellas at www.greecetravel.com/dolphinhellas and click on cruises.

Also this from my friends at Fantasy Travel:
Amazing VALUE for Amazing Locations
Athens- Delphi - Mykonos - Kusadasi- Patmos - Rhodes - Crete - Santorini.
7 Nights / 8 Days from 635 euro per person!
(Includes : Athens accommodation with Land Tour & 5-day / 4-nights Cruise)
See www.fantasytravelofgreece.com/specialoffer-athens-delphi-4daycruise.html

Sailboat Cruises and Tours around Santorini

Greek-American Ted Stathis does charters around the island on his luxury Catamaran which includes gourmet meals, swimming in isolated coves, and a spectacular view of the island. You can take half-day, full day and overnight trips. See Santorini Sailing

Many cruise ship travelers opt for private tours with taxis and buses like rather Dimitris of Ocean Wave Tours who has received many raving reviews from cruise travelers to Santorini instead of taking the tours which are offered by the cruise companies because they can share the cost rather than pay per person. You can also find tours through any Greek travel agency.  

Santorini Today: This monthly info-magazine is free and can be found in many hotels in Santorini. It contains a color map of the island, tourist information, museums, art galleries, important phone numbers (like hospitals, police, emergency road service, port authority, etc), embassies and consulates, transportation, shopping, dining and nightlife. If they don't have it at your hotel ask for it. There is another one available in Athens called Athens Today.

Santorini Renal - Nephrology and Dialysis Center

Santorini Renal is a state-of-the art therapy center offering Haemodialysis for the treatment of patients with chronic renal failure. The Unit is located in modern building facilities with easy access to patients. It brings you facilities equipped with the latest technology, personal treatment and the highest possible attention of highly-qualified medical and assistance personnel. With 17 in-center state-of-the art dialysis stations, training and treatment suites, Santorini Renal provides a revolutionary quality of service to patients. See their website at http://www.santorinirenal.gr/

Taxi from Pireaus to your Athens hotel or the Airport

If you arrive from abroad and you need to get to Pireaus to catch the ferry to Santorini I recommend George the Famous Taxi Driver. Plus if you have some time to spare, as some of you will, you can do a little tour of the city. For your return to Athens from Santorini I also recommend using him to get to your hotel or the airport. See his website at www.greecetravel.com/taxi

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