Articles Mentioning Santorini Hotels

11 Gorgeous Hotels That Were Made for Instagram

Whether you like it or not, social media has transformed the way we travel. Case-in-point: An increasing number of travelers are turning to Instagram — not only to document their trips, but also in search of holiday inspiration, including what to do and where to stay. After all, if you went on vacation and didn’t…

18 European Travel Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

For a Europhile with vacation days, it can be hard to remember that there are actually seven continents. Our rally cry is “Europe or bust!” Thankfully, there’s enough on the continent to keep us exploring for a lifetime — and we’ve got the bucket list to prove it. If you’re constantly drawn across the Atlantic…

12 of the Best Beaches in Greece

Surrounded by the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas, Greece consists of more than 2,000 islands (227 of which are inhabited) and about 8,500 miles of coastline. That equals countless beautiful beaches, breathtaking bays, and lovely coves to explore. Some are white, some are red, some are pink, and some are black. Some have fine sand…

7 Tips for Taking the Beautiful Hike From Fira to Oia

Grounds at Aeolos Studios & Suites, Santorini/Oyster Neither photographs nor words can accurately portray just how beautiful Santorini is. And no trip to the Greek island is complete without making the cliffside trek from Fira to Oia. The whitewashed vertical villages clinging to jagged volcanic cliffs that plunge down to the sparkling Aegean Sea are…

17 of the Most Romantic Clifftop Hotels in Europe

With additional reporting by Leon Beckenham. There’s something inherently romantic about staying at a hotel dramatically perched at the top of a cliff. But some clifftop hotels dial up the romance factor to a ridiculously high level, offering features like luxe rooms, unforgettable pools, and indulgent spa treatments for two. Oyster’s reporters have scoured Europe…

Why You Shouldn’t Choose Santorini for Your Honeymoon

VIP Suites, Oia, Santorini/Oyster Santorini is one of the most popular islands in the world for destination weddings and honeymoons. It’s also a highly prized backdrop for dramatic wedding photo shoots, even for brides who aren’t tying the knot anywhere near the Aegean Sea. And while the gorgeous caldera cliffs, delicious seafood, unique red and…

What to Eat in Santorini and Where to Eat It

VIP Suite/Oyster This might not be breaking news, but it is important: Santorini has an incredible food scene. At first glance, a volcanic rock in the Aegean might not seem like the best place for gourmet goods, but Santorini’s unique volcanic soil and long days of sunshine are ideal for growing fava (yellow split peas),…

Honeymoon Face-Off: Santorini vs. Positano

Beach at the Il San Pietro di Positano, Amalfi Coast/Oyster With engagement season behind us (16 percent of proposals take place in December), it’s time to plan the most important part of any wedding: the honeymoon. Unfortunately, only one in four couples go on their dream honeymoon. And though that’s likely due to budget and…

The Best Itinerary for Santorini

Fira, Santorini/Oyster There’s something truly magical about Santorini. Just mentioning the words “Greek island” conjures up images of dramatic cliffs plunging into the sparkling blue Aegean Sea, and precariously built whitewashed houses with blue-domed roofs. Every year, two million visitors come to Santorini (usually by boat) for the wineries, ancient ruins, boutique shopping, black and…

The Ultimate Guide to Santorini’s Best Beaches (And One Cliff Jump)

Santorini is one of the most visited and arguably the most romanticized Greek island, but it’s more often celebrated for it’s dramatic cliffs, Cycladic architecture, and sunset views than it is for the beach. This is likely because most of the approximately two million tourists who visit every year stick to the picturesque villages of…