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The Romantic Greek Island of Santorini

If you’re looking for a romantic destination, look no further than the Greek island of Santorini! This tiny island is also called the “Honeymoon Island,” and for good reason—beautiful beaches, luxury resorts and fantastic cuisine ensure that your stay will be everything you’ve dreamed about and more.

Santorini is located about 120 miles southeast of Greece’s mainland. At 28 square miles, you can travel around the entire island by car in less than a day, giving you plenty of time to explore all the ‘must see’ sights. At the top of this list includes archeological sites including the Minoan settlement of Akrotiri or Ancient Thira. There are a number of wineries in Santorini that are open to visitors, allowing you a chance to sample excellent local red and white wines. And of course, there are many gorgeous beaches, all offering something different for the visitor in terms of scenery, and activities.

For those looking to be pampered, Santorini boasts numerous luxury hotels with spa facilities on site. Because of its romantic reputation, many offer wedding and honeymoon packages, although the prime weather months of April to October tend to book quickly.

If you love food, Santorini will not disappoint! There are many dining options, most of which of feature traditional Greek dishes made with fresh local produce. Popular restaurants are located along the paved streets of Santorini’s tiny villages, and most offering amazing sea or volcano views. For a more laid-back meal, visitors can stop in at one of the many fish taverns on the beaches.

Santorini has two shipping ports, and is one of the few Greek islands with an international airport. This accessibility makes it an easy vacation choice, whether you visit is long-term or a quick stop on an island hopping tour. But be prepared! The romantic charms and breathtaking beauty of Santorini may convince you never to leave.