Santorini is probably one of the most famous islands in the world - and for good reason.
A tiny speck in the Aegean Sea, Santorini's history is disproportionately grand compared to its' size. The Volcano, the sunset, the Caldera with little white houses, the beaches and lifestyle all contribute to what we call "Santorini Magic".
Each year all sorts of special events are happening on the island. One the of highlights is the "Freerunning Santorini Parkour by Red Bull Art of Motion" in September. In 2013 our sister hotel Blue Dolphins assisted Red Bull in the organization and all the athletes stayed at Grand View Hotel. We also assisted in the following year of 2014.
Live open-air concerts are held, clubs and beach bars invite Guest DJs and there are several exhibitions and cultural events organized by the local municipalities. In August a Fireworks display is held to celebrate the magnificent volcano.
Distances are minimal from one village to the other. Our village Megalochori is 5 minutes walk from the hotel and the right place to start.
Fira is the island capital, main shopping area and nightlife mecca. Picturesque Oia is the last village on the northern tip. Pyrgos is a Protected EU Traditional Settlement with a castle, coffee shops and glorious sunsets. Akrotiri is home to Santorini's Lighthouse and the Archaeological Excavations of a Minoan Bronze Age Settlement.
The main beach areas are Kamari Beach, Monolithos Beach, Red & White Beach, and the beaches of Perissa & Perivolos which are the closest to Grand View Hotel. Theros Beach, also close to us and less well known, has a spectacular sandy road approach through a gorge. There is a cafe-bar overlooking the beach. Further north on the east coast and worth a visit is Kolumbo Beach.
The local bus service is fairly regular during the summer months. Car & Bike Rental give, however, greater freedom of movement, especially if you don't want to waste precious moments of your holiday. For your convenience, we can arrange for a rental to be delivered to the port, airport or hotel.
There are so many things to do and places to see. Do ask us for more information and tips when you arrive.