Santorini is one of the most spectacular islands in the Aegean sea, one of a set of 5 islands created and recreated by its countless volcanic eruptions through the ages. Positioned in the southern Cyclades, closer to Crete than to the mainland of Greece, Santorini attracted people from ancient times to its shores.

During medieval times many of Santorini's inhabitants were sea farers who built grand mansions and "captain" houses" when they returned to their home land. Some of these houses, reflecting the wealth of those times are still standing in Oia, many now restored and given new life as restaurants and cafes.

Oia today has kept its historic colour and feel, a picturesque village set on the cliffs, attracting people from all over the world to experience a little of its life. Here in the village is the Pelekanos restaurant, a restored building, overlooking the volacnic islands and sunsets.

Visit our company’s Explorer1 Yachting blog, to find out about the Top 10 things to do in Santorini, or follow our 3 Night Stay in Oia Guide so you do not miss out on anything on your precious vacation time.