Santorini, whitewashed buildings cling to cliffs that plunge to a turquoise sea. Part of the Cyclades Archipelago, the three-island group of Santorini, Thirasia and uninhabited Aspronisi present the traveller with unforgettable vistas.
POINTS OF INTEREST
The Mountain of Prophet Elijah
2,000 feet above the sea the island's highest point towers and offers panoramic views of Santorini.
This charming Greek village lies at the northern tip of Santorini, known for its picturesque architecture, cobblestone lanes, pristine whitewashed buildings and a host of welcoming cafes, shops and blue-domed churches.
This museum contains an excellent collection of artefacts found in excavations throughout the area, including the archaeological site of Akotiri, known as Santorini's "Pompeii."
A volcanic eruption around 1650 B.C. caused the centre of the island to implode into the sea, which legend proclaims to be the lost city of Atlantis.
The island's capital perched on the edge of a dramatic cliff boasts a stunning combination of Cycladic and Venetian architecture, outstanding views of the submerged volcano.
Visit some of the world's oldest vineyards and learn how the micro-climate and rich volcanic soil produces such a full-bodied bouquet.
Black Sand Beach
This seaside village of Santorini, is famous for its expansive and dramatic black sand beach. Created by volcanic activity, this area is teeming with watersports, cafes and tavernas.
Palaia & Nea Kameni
Located in the centre basin of Santorini these uninhabited islands, were created by a series of volcanic eruptions 3,500 years ago.