Santorini is one of the most popular European destinations for honeymooners and couples. The Greek Island in the Aegean Sea is just a short hop from Athens. With its picture book whitewashed villages, volcanic beaches and remote escapes, a holiday to Santorini makes for a wonderfully romantic break.
Here are the five best spots on Santorini to seal your holiday selfie with a kiss.
In the lap of the love gods – Eros Beach
What finer place is there to sunbathe than in solitude than Eros Beach. Stroll hand in hand by the clear, cool waters of the Aegean set against a backdrop of sheer white cliffs framing the dark volcanic sands on Santorini’s south coast. Eros is the Greek god of sensual love and desire, and the secluded sandy stretch is also known as Lovers Beach, thanks to its isolated and quiet location.
The Santorini Caldera
Santorini’s Caldera is a wondrous sight. Created by a giant volcanic eruption in the 17th Century, this 16km diameter basin takes in the areas of Oia, Fira, Firostefani and Imerovigli, creating a landscape of astonishing beauty.
Take a caldera cruise and bathe in the warm spring waters created by volcanic vents.
The Red Beach
If red is the colour of love and passion, then Santorini’s Red Beach offers sensual sands for any sweethearts.
The enormous rust-red cliffs and Martian-Esque sands are lapped by turquoise waters making for a jaw-dropping location. The Red Beach is located near Akrotiri village.
The Heart of Santorini
Yet another Instagram opportunity that needs no filter added in, the Heart of Santorini is an enormous rock with a heart-shaped hole, framing delightful views of the Caldera. You can find the romantic escarpment a little west of the village of Megalochori.
Complete your day on the southern peninsula
Wander hand in hand to watch the sunset on the island’s southern peninsula. The Akrotiri Lighthouse sits atop a rocky outcrop that tumbles into the vastness of the Mediterranean Sea beyond.
This peaceful spot is bathed in fading warm light on an evening and is a magical place to end the day.
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