Santorini, officially known as Thira, is one of the most known and loved the Cycladic archipelago, but not only in Greece, because the intense blue of the sky, the black of the long cliff overlooking the sea and the dazzling white buildings clinging to the rocks make up the unforgettable scenarios
The “volcanic” Santorini is the southernmost of the Cyclades islands and is made up of half the edge of a volcanic crater. The other half is sunk in the sea in the sixteenth century BC with the violent eruption that put an end to the Minoan civilization comparable to that. The crater itself, said Caldera, has been submerged and is a true natural wonder of it there are two islands: Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, ie the old and new island burned.
Excursion to Santorini
On the whole, on top of the cliffs, stretches the village of Fira, the picturesque town with narrow streets and traditional buildings, where in high season runs the equally volcanic life encounters, friendships and loves.
The beaches of Santorini
In the eastern part of the island is different, vineyards covered with low, sloping gently down to the sea towards the black sand beaches of Kamari and Perissa. These are the greatest seaside resorts of the island, with numerous restaurants, taverns, nightclubs and hotels.