There are few places more authentic than Santorini for those in search of a true Greek island experience. The island is completely unique as it’s defined by a volcanic crater which was left when the centre collapsed during an eruption thousands of years ago. Along with the white-washed, blue-domed villas, this volcanic history has made Santorini a picturesque destination unlike any other.
A visit to Santorini is as close as you can come to a guarantee of good weather, with reliable blue skies most days of the year and an average temperature of 29°C throughout the summer months. And you can make good use of the climate by exploring the blackened beaches of Kamari and Katharos, dancing through the evening in an open-air nightclub or trying a range of watersports. Whatever you decide to do, you can always end the day with the breath-taking Oia golden sunset, which has long been the inspiration for legends around the island.