Destination Islands: Santorini, Greece

Destination Islands: Santorini, Greece


Santorini, also referred to as Thira, is one of the top traveling destination spots in Greece, largely because of its romantic setting and serene ambiance. Situated in the Aegean Sea and among the Cyclades islands, this wonderful vacationing area serves as the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world. Today, what remain of this historic event are a submerged volcano and a caldera.

The area also consists of amazing villages constructed on the edge of the caldera, showcasing some of the best Cycladic architecture and breathtaking sea views. Aside from these unique caldera villages, Santorini is also well-known for its romantic sunsets, amazing volcanic features, and some of the most luxurious resorts. With the right information and guide, you can rest assured that your trip to Santorini will be one-of-a-kind.

Guests visiting the area can also expect to see beautiful multi-colored cliffs soaring atop of a sea-drowned caldera, which make Santorini seem like a slab of delicious cake. Simply put, this island will take your breath away, especially when you consider just how marvelous its snow drift of white Cycladic houses uniquely line the cliff tops. Also, in certain places, when the sun sets, the reflection on the various buildings and soothing glow of the red and orange rays coming from the cliffs can be something quite magical.

As most people will tell you, it is no secret that Santorini draws in huge crowd’s year in, year out. The islands intriguing nature stems from its deep cultural and geographical history, with good examples being the amazing site of Akrotiri and the one-of-a-kind traditional village named Oia.

Santorini is also highly acclaimed for its wide range of accomplished artists, an exquisite microbrewery, exceptional wineries, and some of the finest dining and accommodation facilities the Cyclades has to offer. Furthermore, its multi-colored beaches are something else guests can look forward to.

For those who are looking for a mind-exhilarating experience during their trip to Santorini, there is some wonderful poetry reading that you can try out that takes place on the beautiful terrace of Atlantis Books, which is an independently owned shop that is run by a group of highly literate expatriates. Another good thing is that they host events throughout the year, so you won’t miss out on anything.

Another thing you can enjoy while on Santorini is a chartered crewed catamaran that sails to the still active volcano situated on Nea Kameni, which is about 2 miles away from Oia. Guest can also go on hikes, float in the caldera, or snorkel.

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