Subject: A week in the greek islands
General Information on Santorini: http://www.greekhotel.com/greekislands/santorini/home.htm http://www.hri.org/infoxenios/english/cyclades/sandorini/sandorini.html http://www.santorini.gr/index.html

In Santorini, I propose you to stay in Fira (the capital) or Firostefani. Why? Because you need easy access to the local buses to go everywhere. If you stay in Oia (the sound is Ia), you need to take the bus from Ia to Fira and from Fira to every other place.

I propose Firostefani. It's the continue of Fira in caldera, about 800m from the center of Fira, very easily accessible. I have spent a week there, in the PERFECT hotel Agali House. Unfortunately they have not a WEB page to see it. It's in front of the caldera, small studios, equipped with kitchenette, traditional furnishings and private balcony. EXCELLENT. A second choice is the apartments Manos, just over Agali House. They have a WEB page, have a look at http://www.santorini.com/hotels/manos/ It's also nice, maybe not so good as Agali House (I don't have personal opinion), but my sister (who has stayed there) speaks good for them.

Places of interest - Don't miss: The Ancient site of Acrotiri, the town of Thira and the volcano. The Archaeological Museum and Nomikos Museum. Naval Museum of Oia. The village of Oia in the afternoon The village of Pyrgos. The winery of Bouratis (a must is the wine testing - ask from your hotel a reservation for wine testing + local food + a guided tour to the winery) The bar Franco's in Fira for a drink

Ciao from sunny Athens Joanna