Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Kamari - Santorini Travel Guide

From sunrise to sunset, this typically Greek sundrenched island has got it going on.

Deep blue waters perfect for leisurely boat trips, super snorkelling and top diving.

•Kamari. For sun drenched beaches, bright blue cloudless skies, ancient ruins, volcanoes, pretty towns and incredible sunsets; book your holiday to Kamari on the idyllic Greek island of Santorini.

•It is a wonderful destination for holidays in Greece. And our holidaymakers who have returned from sunshine holidays in Kamari are well impressed. They love it. But you'd better get there soon while it is still relatively undiscovered and typically Greek.

•The local land mark is the huge rock, Mesa Vouna which rises out of the sea and is lit up at night.

•Holidays in Kamari are ideal for families, couples, silver surfers, singles and culture vultures.

•The beaches in KamariThe 2km long beach at Kamari has black volcanic sands and shingle, sunloungers, parasols and watersports.

•Diving in Kamari?Yes, there is a dive school here with a good choice of recreational diving options. And you can explore the underwater volcanic formations here .

•When is the best time to visit Kamari? May - October.

•Sightseeing in Kamari - Visit the capital city of Thira on foot, by donkey or by cable car. Once you arrive at its clifftop setting, you can experience Greece as it has been lived for thousands of years. Wind your way down narrow streets where you will discover small churches, cafes and traditional craft shops and countryside liberally sprinkled with white sugar cubed houses and olive groves.

•Visit the pretty port at Oia and explore the incredible scenery around the still active volcano and the ruins of the Venetian castle. Wander down cobbled streets and find a friendly taverna for a fresh fish lunch or supper with incredible sunset views. But don't forget your camera as it is picture postcard perfect.

•Boat trips round the island including a stop off at Perissa make for a great day out; and is good value at about 4 Euros.

•Take a traditional fishing boat (a caique) to the wild island of Analfi.

•There are even boat trips to the volcano. But bring your sunblock, camera and walking shoes as you can walk all the way up to the rim of the crater. And some trips stop for swimming at the beach of Palea Kameni where the hot waters reach a temperature of 35o C.

•Sunsets at Fira and Oia are highly recommended.

•Hire a quad bike, it's a great way to see the whole island.

•What else can I do in Kamari? - Visit the local wineries - Although the 'hot' springs are not really hot, more lukewarm, they are still very enjoyable.

•Eating out in Kamari: Traditional tavernas, chicken kebabs, gyros and amazing fish dishes. You will be spoilt for choice and you will eat well, with great service at good prices.

•The best restaurant in Kamari?Although all the restaurants were highly rated by our happy holidaymakers, Tavern Andreas got a massive thumbs up for tasty food, great service and value. Check it our when you go on holiday in Kamari, and then let u know what you think.

•Nightlife in Kamari The beachfront lights up at night and there is the usual choice of bars, clubs and restaurants. There is an open air cinema and an annual jazz festival.

•Holidays to Kamari: Choose your cheap flights and hotels with us and plan your holidays in Kamari.

•Hotels in Kamari: We have an excellent choice of 2* hotels, 3* and 4* hotels in Kamari; all with our lowest prices guarantee.

•Car hire in Kamari: If you want to explore the island and take find the best spot for sunsets at nearby Oira and Fira, you would be wise to hire a car.

•Cheap Flights to Santorini: We have cheap flights to Kamari, Santorini with all your favourite airlines and operators. The flight takes just under 4 hours from UK airports.

•Transfers to Kamari: We can book your transfers to your hotel in Kamari by either shuttle or private taxi. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

Did you know? Kamari was completely re-built following the earthquake of 1956.

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