The Cycladic Islands of Greece
consist of 39 islands. The town of Firostefani
lies to the north of Fira, on the Island of Santorini
. Upon your arrival, you see that this picture-postcard island has come to life, with its whitewashed homes, simply beautiful churches, and beaches that capture your senses. Stay in vacation rentals for your Island of Santorini accommodation - one of the favoured holiday destinations of the Cycladic Islands
. Imagine yourself inside a white-sculpted home, with sea view vistas. On your first evening here, relax outdoors as the glorious sunset
spreads its colours over the village of Firostefani and finds its resting place on the horizon of the sea. The following day, visit the historically female Agios Nikolas Monastery
- founded in 1651 - which lies between the village of Firostefani and Imerovigli. After a day of exploring, return to your accommodations and enjoy an apartment vacation rental within one of the privately-owned villas. Villa rentals are a popular choice as a Greek holiday home.
Perched on cliffs - and offering stunning views – the towns on the Island of Santorini will be forever etched into your memory
. Choosing Santorini for your Cycladic Islands holiday destination has brought you to the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea
. The four-mile-in-diameter Caldera
– derived from the Spanish word cauldron
- of Santorini is the result of a volcanic explosion that occurred about 1600 years ago, and is linked to the myth of Atlantis
. You will find the picture-perfect town of Oia
at the northernmost part of the Caldera, a road trip for the adventurous
, and not the faint-hearted. The capital city of Fira is located on the eastern elevation of the Caldera. Spreading itself over several cliffs, and up to 1200 feet above sea level in some spots, Fira commands your attention
. To reach the heights with their offer of panoramic views, you can experience a ride on a donkey
– or take a cable car ride
– from the harbour below. Visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera located at Fira.
Take advantage of the recently reopened site of the ancient Minoan Town of Akrotiri which was found to be almost intact under layers of ashes
from a volcanic eruption in 1650 BC. Be transported on a small fishing boat, caïque
, into a memorable experience. Sail towards Red Beach
, with its red-and-black volcanic pebbles - a contrast to White Beach
nearby. Stop at Red Beach and be mesmerized by the sea as you relax under the protective umbrella of your rented lounger. The remains of Ancient Thera
are close by to the black-sand beach of Perissa
. The enormous Mesa Vouno rock rises up from the sea and anchors the beach at Kamari
.,There are many restaurants, cafes or bars to choose from. Enjoy a laid-back evening or be energized by the atmosphere of a night club.
Perhaps you will also want to spend part of your holidays in lodging accommodation on one of the other popular islands: Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos
, Delos, Ios, Kea
, Folegandros, Milos, Mykonos
, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos
and Tinos. Vacation rental accommodations for one or more people - or a private villa rental for a group of friends - are a superb choice for lodging from which you can begin your adventure to absorb the beauty and rich history of the Cycladic Islands. Whether you want to experience a religious pilgrimage, a time of tranquility or taste the nightlife, there is an island that will inspire you.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers vacation rental accommodations: villa rentals with breathtaking views, a secluded villa rental with private gardens, apartments in historic buildings, condo rentals in the city or a lake-side condo rental, cabins or cottages, and country holiday homes.