CAVO VENTUS is built on the caldera of Akrotiri, just before entering the village. CAVO VENTUS is located just 6 km from the port of Athinios, 10 km from the airport and 9 km from the island's capital, Fira. CAVO VENTUS can be your base for a range of activities and visits to famous places on the island of Santorini that will remain unforgettable.
In the village of Akrotiri was created one of the most important prehistoric cultures of the world. According to archaeologists, Akrotiri was inhabited from 4500 BC. In the 18th century BC Akrotiri was an organized city destroyed by the volcanic eruption in the 17th century BC. The volcanic lava that covered the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri left untouched the architecture and a series of murals that give us information for the everyday life in the prehistoric city.
The archaeological site of Akrotiri, located very close to CAVO VENTUS reopened its doors in the spring of 2012 after the reconstruction of the roof. Today awaits visitors to bring them in contact with one of the oldest civilizations of the Mediterranean Sea as they walk through the streets of the city of Akrotiri.
Apart from the archaeological site, the current village of Akrotiri is a quiet seaside village with many taverns and a beautiful Goula (castle-observatory) at the top that deserve a visit during your stay in CAVO VENTUS.
The island of beauty and magic
Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Recognized today as one of the top tourist destinations in the world welcomes thousands of visitors and is always ready to introduce them to the secrets and its magic.
Santorini is actually a group of islands including four other smaller islands, Thirassia, Aspronisi and Palea and Nea Kameni, the two volcanoes that have created the unique setting of the Santorini caldera. The only habitable caldera in the world.
Today Santorini is a unique island in the world. Apart from its natural beauty offers visitors a range of experiences that make their stay in Santorini unforgettable. Apart from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, that is located just 2 km from CAVO VENTUS it is worthwhile to visit Ancient Thira in Kamari and the museums of Prehistoric Thera, with finds from Akrotiri and the Archaeological Museum, located in the capital of the island, Fira. Fira is also built on the edge of the caldera, and you can go shopping, enjoy a coffee or meal at the many cafes and restaurants.
From the villages of Santorini worth visiting are Firostefani and Imerovigli with unique view in the archipelago of Santorini. From the inland villages Pyrgos with the medieval aura, Megalochori, and the village of Akrotiri are worth visiting as well.
For swimming, visit the unique volcanic beach of Vlychada where at Theros Wave Bar customers of CAVO VENTUS enjoy unique privileges such as free sunbeds. Also, do not miss the sandy beaches of Perivolos, Perissa and Kamari.
In Santorini, you also have the opportunity to visit the wineries and see up and close the production of the famous Santorini wine and taste the unique "dynamic" wines of Santorini. Also, sailing with a catamaran or a traditional boat on the waters of the caldera will amaze you with its power and beauty.
Ask people of CAVO VENTUS for information on tours to wineries and for organizing a sailing excursion.