One of the most fascinating and well-known destinations in Greece for both relaxation and cultural objectives is Santorini/Thira. Its natural beauty makes it one of the most visited destinations in the world.
Santorini is comprised of Thira, which is the main island, and four small isles, including Thirassia, Aspronisi, Palea and Nea Kameni. Palea and Nea Kameni are volcanoes from which the beautiful scenery of Caldera was formulated. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view from Caldera and the legendary sunset of Oia as it unfolds in extraordinary colours. It is a once-in-a-lifetime feast for the eyes.
Of course, Santorini's villages have many faces. For example, Firostefani and Imerovigli have endless views of the sparkling Aegean Sea, and Pyrgos is a fortress village. If you are a history aficionado, Akrotiri and Megalohori should be on your to-visit list because both occupy archaeological sites of incredible importance. Finally, a landmark that includes a big part of Santorini's history is Ancient Thira in Kamari, where one can find the old history of Santorini at the Museum of Prehistoric Thira and the Archaeological Museum and the newest parts of Santorini's history at the Folklore Museum and contemporary art galleries and centres in Fira.
Santorini is also famous for its beautiful coastline, which has beaches of either red, white or black sand to create rather alternative landscapes.
We highly recommend sailing around this truly diverse island to admire the endless blue of the Aegean Sea and its unparalleled beauty. If one prefers hiking, exploring the powerful scenery of the volcanos is a must.
Finally, for people with more delicate interests, Santorini is rather well-known for its vinsanto wine, which you can try by visiting a wine museum to learn about the secrets behind its volcanic taste, its fava and cherry tomatoes.
Santorini will leave you wondering what other blessings that this island is hiding. We invite you to explore and find out.