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