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Act Now and Get Your Dream Santorini Vacation Later

There’s nothing that says “bye-bye pandemic” quite like a seaside vacation for two.

We know vacation is on the mind, so we’re finding you the best deals for your first post-pandemic getaway. We know you’re probably a bit tired of exploring every nook and cranny of your hometown, so why not opt for a stunningly serene (and completely refundable) trip to Greece? And there are few places more serene in Greece than Pyrgos.

In Pyrgos, on the bucketlist island of Santorini, you’ll be able can explore seemingly endless mountains of whitewashed homes with roofs as blue as the nearby water. Perched on the Aegean Sea, Pyrgos is nothing if not breathtaking.

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To help you enjoy island time, our friends at Travelzoo have found a deal you won’t want to miss (but will need to act quickly on). For $145 a night, you and one other guest can enjoy the Hermes House at the renowned Kastro Mansion. This room comes with everything you could want—a luxurious bathroom, a kitchenette for tasting some of Greek’s signature dishes, and a private balcony overlooking Santorini. And if you’re looking to splurge a little more, the Atlantis room at $289 a night comes with a private, outdoor hot tub. Regardless of whether you’re looking to splurge, you’ll still enjoy the luxury of breakfast brought you’re your room each morning in 16th-century, Cycladic-style mansion.

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The only kind of downside? This deal expires March 24, so yes, you will have to act fast. While we know it’s a lot of pressure to decide on and buy a vacation this quickly, but this deal is 100% refundable. Buy now, pick your dates later, and, if you aren’t able to make it out, get your money back. At $145 a night, you’d be remiss not to buy now for a treat-yourself later.

But, if staying local is more your speed, there’s also an opportunity for that too. While you might not get to explore the island of Santorini, you can stay stateside and explore Southern California’s Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

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Just north of San Diego is this sprawling estate, complete with an infinity pool and Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, and near a number of local hiking trails. And for $349 a night, this stay is yours (that’s a 43% saving at a five-star resort).  This retreat comes with $50 a day in resort credit and, with an in-hotel spa, a pool-side bar, and a number of restaurants (including the Richard Blais-helmed Ember & Rye), we don’t think you’ll struggle to spend it.

Like the Santorini deal, your stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is 100% refundable. If you’re unable to make the trip before the end of June, Travelzoo will give you a complete refund–though, with the year we’ve all had, hopefully, you’ll be able to squeeze in a weekend of relaxation for yourself.

As a heads up, although Fodor’s fully endorses this deal, we receive a small commission on this transaction.