Travel in­for­ma­tion

Food and Travel (UK) - - Gourmet Traveller -

San­torini is a Cy­cladic is­land in the Aegean Sea. Flights from the UK take around 4 hours and the time is 2 hours ahead of GMT. Cur­rency is the euro. Sum­mers are hot, with an av­er­age high tem­per­a­ture of 27C and an av­er­age low of 22C.

GET­TING THERE

Bri­tish Air­ways flies to San­torini In­ter­na­tional from Lon­don City and Heathrow sev­eral times a week, from £332 re­turn. britishair­ways.com

easy­Jet op­er­ates a daily direct flight from Lon­don Gatwick to San­torini from late March to early Novem­ber, from £280 re­turn. easy­jet.com

GET­TING AROUND

Pyr­gos Rent A Car will have a car wait­ing for you at the air­port, mak­ing it easy to ex­plore the is­land’s back roads, winer­ies, tav­er­nas and beaches. 00 30 22 8603 1190, pyr­gos­rent­car.com

RE­SOURCES

The Greek Na­tional Tourism Or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­vides a wealth of use­ful in­for­ma­tion for plan­ning your trip to San­torini. vis­it­greece.gr

FUR­THER READ­ING

Essence of Cy­clades by Nana Darei­oti, Thalia Tsich­laki and A.N An­droul­i­dakis has ex­ten­sive recipes and in­for­ma­tion on lo­cal cui­sine. Buy it in restau­rant Se­lene (see Where to Eat) and good is­land book­shops.

Vol­canic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power by John Sz­abo (Jac­qui Small, £30) is a re­source for the his­tory, unique char­ac­ter­is­tics and styles of wines pro­duced on vol­canic soil, in­clud­ing San­torini.

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