Santorini Island, Cyclades, Greece
Santorini is located in the southern Aegean, south of Ios and west of Anafi.
The successive eruptions of the volcano formed the group of islands of Santorini that consists of Thira, Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palea and Nea Kammeni. The volcano, the Caldera as it is known, is still active and has left its traces on the island’s splendid beaches with the volcanic ashes and the reddish-brown rocks.
The island today is called Thera (or Thira) or Santorini. Throughout the centuries it has changed its name from Strogili, Kallisti, Thera, Santorini and again Thera. Thera was named after the Spartan Thera who first colonized the island. Santorini was the name given by the Venetians, and means Santa Irene.
Fira, Firostefani, Oia are famous for the stunning views over the Caldera. Especially Oia is known for the most magical sunset.
The island is adorned with beautiful scattered little villages with their lovely white houses in Cycladic architecture and cobbled streets.
Santorini’s nightlife offers many entertainment options for having a great time in its many bars and clubs.
Santorini is accessible by ferry daily from Piraeus and other Aegean islands, as well as, from Athens airport in the summer.