SantoCaves are located above Akrotiri s Castle and are based in a very quiet and traditional neigborhood. We are in only 5 minutes walk from the Center of the Village where shops and restaurants are. Bus and taxis stop also there and there is a public area around the Caves to park the rental vehicles. The Ancient Akrotiri Excavations is in only 1.2 km from the property and the famous Red Beach in about 1.7 km. Guests will be generally informed for all the activities and excursions on the island when they arrive for check in.
Why Choose Us
The archaeological site of Akrotiri is located in the homonymous village and is one of the most important findings of the pre-historic age. The town was covered in ash after a volcanic eruption in the 17th century BC and is perfectly preserved. You can walk around the debris of this town with the multi-storey buildings, admire the signs of a prosperous past and travel back in time, imagining how the locals used to live there thousands of years ago.
Ancient Thera is an antique city on a ridge of the steep, 360 m high Messavouno mountain on the Greek island of Santorini. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras, and was inhabited from the 9th century BC until 726 AD.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Santorini is the Red Beach. The scenery is spectacular with red rocks all around. The beach is very close to Akrotiri and you will have to walk a few meters to reach it. You can either approach it by boat. Because of its unique landscape is one of the most popular beaches on the island. The red sand and the black pebbles combine perfectly with the crystal clear waters giving them a dark blue colour.
Vlychada is an easily accessible beach by car or bus, located on the south coast of Santorini, 13 kilometers from Fira. It stands out for the overwhelming carved cliffs that resemble a sculptor’s work but is, in fact, a natural process owed to the volcano, the wind and the sea. It is a lengthy beach with relatively shallow waters and dark volcanic sand and pebbles, like most beaches in Santorini. Not that crowded but organized with multiple sunbeds, straw umbrellas and a canteen, you can spend many relaxing hours here and cherish the spectacular sight all around. Merely this natural wonder makes it worthwhile.