Recognition as one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea and a reputation as one of the most romantic places on Earth inspires many honeymooning couples to get flights to Santorini. The island is actually a caldera, the remnant of a volcanic eruption 400 years ago which resulted in high peaks and cliffs in a semicircle around stunning blue waters. Towns like Oia and Fira face this stunning bay, with white clay houses interspersed with blue church domes and small windmills all separated by charming cobbled roads, everything going in steps down towards the waters. Unsurprisingly, everywhere you stand gives you a phenomenal view.
While there are mainly cliffs around the island, there are still plenty of great beaches to relax on when you get cheap flights to Santorini. Perivolas is large and popular, with lots of bars and restaurants alongside it buzzing with activity, while those looking for more exotic bathing should go to Kamari or Perissa which both boast hot black sand. Romantic adventurers should head to Red Beach; although it’s only reachable by boat or via craggy rock trails, it will reward you with spectacular terracotta cliffs surrounding an intimate red sand beach.
At night, Santorini has many lively bars and nightclubs to entertain partygoers, although others may want to remain in their comfy hotels. Either way, everybody makes sure they catch the sunset every evening. Whether you are in Oia, Firostefani or a secret nook hidden among the caldera cliffs, the sunsets here are absolutely spellbinding.