𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐜 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐚𝐧 and a top global tourism spot. It has an active volcano, with the crater in the sea and the multiple volcanic eruptions that have occurred for 1.5 million years, inspired the myth of the lost Atlantis. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬, 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲!
The white houses built on the edge of the cliff, the famous caldera, as well as the colorful houses in Imerovigli and the preserved settlement of Oia, the cobbled alleys, the churches, the impressive black and red stones due to the volcano, the clear blue waters and 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝, overlooking the Aegean Sea, are some of what makes Santorini one of its kind.
𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐚, 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚, 𝐀𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐢, 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐍𝐞𝐚 𝐊𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐢.
You can visit Nea Kameni and have a walk on the volcano. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐚 𝐊𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐢 𝐛𝐲 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐩 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬, in a natural “volcanic” spa or to lie down in the thermal mud. Continue to Thirasia to explore the beaches of the small island and dive in the clear blue crystal waters.
Notable places to visit are the Archaeological sites and Archaeological museums, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the Folklore Museum, the Gizi Palace in Akrotiri, the “Pompeii of the Aegean”, built around the walls of the Venetian Castle, Mesa Vouno, Megalochori, Ammoudi, Perivolos, Monolithos, Pyrgos with its medieval houses and many other villages surrounded by vineyards and tall castles.
𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐲. In Vothonas, is worth visiting the Wine Museum for a journey into the history of wine from the 17th to the 21st century.
𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬! Santorini has a plethora of beaches for casual swimming and water sports. Akrotiri, in Kokkini Paralia with the reddish pebbles and rocks, Balos, Aspri beach, Gialos, Palaas in Ammoudi, Armeni with the picturesque beach, Aspronisi and diving in Taxiarchis