Welcome to Santorini
Santorini is a beautiful island located in the Aegean, ideal for Gay holidays. Santorini has gay beaches, gay friendly hotels and great night life! So far, there is no gay night club in Santorini.
Santorini Greece is one of the most popular destinations of Greece and known as the home of one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Every year, thousands of gay and lesbian travelers visit Santorini to discover the famous submerged caldera, the volcano's crater, located in the middle of a 32 square miles basin of water. Around the basin, hanging on the cliff's edge over 1,000 feet high, are the villages of Fira, Firostefani, Immerovigli and Oia; perhaps some of the most beautiful traditional villages of the Cyclades. The pure white Cycladic houses with blue painted windows contrast stunningly against the black volcanic rocks rising from the Aegean Sea.
Santorini is what remains of several savage volcanic eruptions that reconfigured the islands over the last 3,500 years and brought about the destruction of the Minoan civilization on Crete and the mythical city of Atlantis. The last eruption took place in 1956 but the volcano remains active until today. Jules Verne made Santorini famous with its books "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Mysterious Island".
The ferry from Piraerus to Santorini takes about 8 to 9 hours and stop at a couple other islands on the way, usually Paros, Naxos and Ios. There's also a couple high-speed ferries that take half the time and cost twice as much. Making connections to other islands by boats can be tricky but usually there are daily boats to Paros, Naxos, Ios, and sometimes to Mykonos and Sifnos. There is an airport in Santorini with several flights a day to Athens, Mykonos, major European airports, and in the summer connections to Rhodes and Crete.
Ask any gay or lesbian traveler for their memories of Santorini and they will talk about the black sand beaches, the stunning views from the cliff top villages, the spectacular sunsets, the acres of vineyards, an evening cocktail overlooking the Aegean, dancing to the music of a 'live' Bouzouki band, eating al fresco into the early hours and simply relaxing and kicking back.
Though appearing quite small on the map, Santorini offers so much for its size ... unique natural volcanic scenery, a long and rich history, an ancient and splendid Greek culture, marvellous food and Santorini wine, an ideal Mediterranean climate, outstanding accommodation with superb service, moderate prices, and friendly people who offer true Greek hospitality ... all guaranteed to bring you back many times throughout the years to come.
Do not forget to let the professionals plan your wedding or your honeymoon in this unique island. In fact, your Santorini holidays will certainly leave you with the feeling that the more you enjoy the island, the more there is waiting for you on your next visit.
So, for a truly romantic destination, an island to make friends, share common experiences and to take a breath from the rigors of every day living, then the Greek Island of Santorini has it all for the gay and lesbian traveler. And to think that some lucky people live here year round!
Santorini Gay Accommodation
Santorini has some of the most romantic gay and gay friendly hotels, guesthouses and villas on the Greek Islands. Prices and amenities offered range from modest to magnificent so there is plenty of choice for even the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler.
Santorini hotels are of the highest quality. Villas on Santorini are very luxurious, and there are also a number of self-catering apartments at bargain prices. Most of them ideally located to face the Caldera and the Aegean Sea while most of them have swimming pools and romantic settlements. Santorini restaurants and tavernas offer both International and Greek cuisine, with local sun-dried tomatoes used frequently as a basic ingredient. Please, don't fail to order the local Santorini wine, produced by fermentation of the "must" pressed out of grapes that have been exposed to the heat of the sun, producing a denser juice and a unique taste.