Whether you’re hoping for a last-minute getaway, a summer retreat or you’re planning a special holiday next year, that old adage – variety is the spice of life – has never been so apt. While it’s true that the most popular holiday locations such as Spain, Portugal and Greece can also be the most affordable, sometimes we all need to try something a little different.

Sunbeds on SantoriniSantorini offers one of the most beautiful places to see a sunrise in this world.

How different depends on you and those you are travelling with. Perhaps you’ve decided to ditch the summer beach break in favour of a winter holiday on the slopes. Maybe you’re vying for your first every city break. Or perhaps you’re going al fresco this year, stopping in a sunny French campsite or hiring a motor home to really get out and explore.

One option that certainly comes under the ‘seriously special’ banner is a Santorini vacation. Home to steep rugged cliffs, blue-domed churches, sugar-cube houses and dramatic coastal scenery, Santorini will delight even the most seasoned of travellers.

Some towns are only accessible on foot, bike or by donkey, so a trip here is like taking a step back in time. Others are a little more acquainted to modern living with contemporary hotels, chic wine bars and cosy cafés.

Greek woman on the streets of Oia, Santorini, Greece Streets of Oia, the oldest settlement of Santorini.

You’re unlikely to find cheap family holidays here, and you certainly won’t find 18-30s clubs or lively nightlife. But that’s all part of its appeal. It’s a fantastic destination with a slightly exclusive edge yet one that’s warm and welcoming. It will charm your socks off and stay with you long after you leave – which is exactly the type of reaction you want when you’re looking for somewhere that little bit different, that little bit special. (Check Hotels.com for some Santorini Hotel Deals.)

Whether you choose Santorini or any one of the other many, many different destinations and holiday options available, there’s certainly somewhere special out there with your name on it.

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  1. Every time I read about Greece, I find something that I like about it. And this is the second blog that say that Santorini is a beautiful place to stay in Greece. I just hope that I can visit this island next year. 🙂

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