Officially known as Thira, Santorini is located in the Aegean sea and represents one of the Cyclades islands. In the 16th century the island was devastated by a colossal volcano eruption and what remains of it is the city of Santorini that we know these days. Its two principal cities are Fira and Oia must be visited once you are in Santorini with their different landcapes and touristic places. If you are looking for a beautiful place to spend your vacation Satorini is your ideal destination,
Fira is the capital of Santorini since the 19th century. It has the biggest choice of entertainment, nightlife including large clubs and cafes. Along with the museums, the galleries and one of the largest shopping center in the island.
Oia’s architecture is unsurpassed, there is two types of houses, cave houses that used to be for the ship crews and captains’ houses belonged to the high class of ship owners. Oia’s sunrise and sunset are magical and it’s said that Oia may be one of the most photographed places in the world.
Imerovigli is a calm and peaceful village and is the perfect destination for a honey moon vacation. It’s home to many romantic and beautiful hotels on the island. The settlements build on the cliff used to offer protection from pirates raiding the village.
Akrotiri is a bronze age civilization who was destroyed in the eruption of the volcano in 1627 BC. The settlement was covered by volcanic ash which kept the tools of the bronze age untouched. The excavation of this site began in 1967 by many archaeological team.
Covered with volcanic sands and surrounded by volcanic mountains, Vlychada is a magical beach that offers you seclusion and privacy. This beach is situated in the south of Santorini and it contains a sailing and yachting center. The place is know for being the most atmospheric beach in Santorini.
Due to its volcanic nature, the cultivation of wine in Santorini goes back to 5000 years ago. The soil created from the volcanic ashes is rich in essential minerals creating wines with low pH level and high acidity.