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Holidays To Santorini For Off The Beat Track Adventures   by Jessica Nielson

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If you are looking for things to do on your holiday to Santorini that are off the beaten track, you can visit the black sand beaches. What most people do not realize about the black sand beaches is that the areas around them are full of beautiful scenery and unusual things to see. 

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The beaches are not highly populated during the day or at night, which makes them so easy to tour. Walk around the area and see the beautiful vegetation, the usual formations and the incredible wildlife that visit the beaches from time to time. You can spend days walking around the beaches and always see something new and different.

You can plan a day to the volcano where you will see the beauty of the area. The domes are spectacular to see. The Smith, Reck and Fouque domes are something that everyone should see, but most people never even know they exist. If you climb to the top of the domes, you are going to be in for an incredible view of the crater and see the old lava streams that were once a threat to the town below. This experience is one that you cannot experience anywhere else.

One thing that is even more usual to so in Santorini is to go looking for the smiling donkey. The donkey is usually found on the path down from Fira. If you pull out a camera or a piece of apple, this donkey is going to smile at you. Yes, the smiling donkey is famous in Santorini. After you take a picture of him, just give the owner a little token of appreciation such as a euro. The smiling donkey is so cute that you will want to get a picture of him when he is showing his teeth and smiling for the camera.

Church Belltower Tower and Yacht at Sea Below, Oia, Santorini Island, Southern Aegean, Greece
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There are many wineries in Santorini where you can enjoy a visit and sample some of the fine tasting wines. The vineyards and orchards are just amazing to see. They are so large that one can only imagine how much wine is produced from these fields. 

When you take a tour of the winery, you will see how they process the fruits and how the fine wine is made. Samples usually follow after the tour has been completed. This is a good tour for the entire family, but the wine tasting is only for adults.

Take a sunset cruise for your holiday to Santorini. The sunset is spectacular. You can see many sunsets and still never see one as beautiful as the sunsets in Santorini. You can take a cruise with a small group of people or a larger cruise with more people. If you do not want to take a cruise, there are many places to watch the sunset. The cafés and taverns have outdoor seating so everyone can see this beautiful sight. With everything to do that is off the beaten track in Santorini, you will have more than enough to do when you visit.

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Atlantis Hotel, Thira, Santorini Island
Hotel Atlantis is located in Thira, the capital of the island. The hotel has 25 rooms most of them with balcony and breathtaking view to Santorini's caldera, volcanoes and the Aegean sea.  High above the Aegean sea, Santorini's world famous Hotel Atlantis surveys Fira, the capital of Thira, where lost Atlantis may once have existed. The warm atmosphere of the bar, the terrace at breakfast, the swimming pool, and the kind and smiling staff, are all part of Atlantis.
Heliotopos Hotel, Imerovigli, Santorini
In a breathtaking setting, high above the sea, facing the famous volcano and the evening sun which sets behind the sea, the Heliotopos Hotel awaits you. Enjoy Santorini in an environment of exceptional aesthetic appeal and warm and friendly atmosphere.  Heliotopos is a unique boutique hotel complex in the traditional dome style, with one or two storey suites and studio apartments. Built on the foundations of old island structures it has been constructed to reflect the beauty of Santorini's architecture.  Located at the highest point of the crater-top (the rim of the Caldera) it offers an extraordinary, breathtaking view of the volcano, the sea and the surrounding islets from every point of the hotel.
La Mer Deluxe Hotel Spa, Kamari, Santorini
A newly Constructed Deluxe Hotel Situated in Kamari Village on the legendary island of Santorini and only 50m away from the most cosmopolitan beach on the island. The Hotel was built in 2009, with its luxurious chic aesthetic, traditional and unique Cycladic architecture, versatile services and respect for traditional elements. Exquisitely furnished and elegantly equipped to meet all your needs. La Mer Deluxe Hotel & Spa is a Resort of Exceptional Quality and Style Combining Deluxe Accommodation, Mediterranean Cuisine and a World Class SPA. Our professionalism and attention to detail makes our hotel the ideal place for the leisure travelers or business to experience the best Santorini has to offer. 
Mystique Santorini, Oia
Eighteen suites and villas in a landscape of more than 2000 square meters provide a sensorial experience of Santorini in surroundings of understated elegance. Guests may experience an outdoor infinity-edge pool, the “Aura” Pool Bar, the “Charisma” Gourmet Restaurant and the “Secret” Wine Cave. All accommodation is lovingly handcrafted from wood, local stone and glass. Cushions of antique textiles. Plump luxurious towels. Enticing patterns carved into the walls. Slatted wooden decks that lead to the plunge pool surrounded by sun beds for the utmost relaxation.
Sun Rocks Villas - Couples Only Santorini
This hotel is located in Thira, and Wall Paintings of Thira Exhibition, Petros M. Nomikos Conference Centre, and Archaeological Museum are area attractions. Additional attractions include Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Dining options at Sun Rocks Villas - Couples Only include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, facials, body treatments, and beauty services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. For a surcharge, shuttle services include an airport shuttle (available on request), a cruise ship terminal shuttle, and a ferry terminal shuttle. Additional property amenities include a poolside bar, multilingual staff, and express check-in. 
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