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 > Santorini Island
Santorini Island

Santorini offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The villages are situated on cliffs and offer breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. You will discover the Santorini volcano on the two small islands of Palea and Nea Kameni where you can see sulfur steam and frozen lava formations. Don’t miss out on visiting the hot springs of Palea Kameni. The island also has impressive beaches with the sand of your choice: black, white or red.

Throughout the island, you will find Cycladic houses with blue painted windows fighting against black volcanic rocks rising from the sea. The main villages are Fira, Firostefani, Immerovigli and Oia.

The capital of the island is Fira; perched on the edge of a 260 meters cliff, it offers a fantastic panorama on the volcano. The streets are filled with all kinds of shops, especially those selling jewelry and souvenirs and plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Here is where you will also find the much-photographed blue dome and white bell tower of Agiou Mina.

Firostefani is an extension of Fira and is one of the most picturesque and peaceful of the villages, with the best view on the island. It is mostly constituted of hotels, traditional houses, villas, studios and rooms.

Immerovigli is situated on the lip of a cliff. It is the higher of the villages. Its name comes from the word "vigla" which means day. Here, you can enjoy the sunset behind Skaros, an enormous rock jutting into the sea. You can even walk to the top of Skaros, which offers a fantastic view of the cliffs.

Oia is world famous for its quite life and is obviously the most beautiful of the villages, as it literally hangs from the cliffs. Many of the buildings are actually built into niches in the rock. There are also plenty of tourist shops and galleries for your shopping pleasure. Interestingly, there is a set of 300 steps leading down from Oia to the port of Ammoudi and the beach of Armenis. There, you will find some nice taverns and floating pumice stones.

Santorini Island is also famous for its lively nightlife. Fira, Oia, Perisa and Kamari offer numerous cafe bars or clubs are situated along the Caldera (the cliff). Oia is more subdued than the rest as it is world renowned for catering to newlyweds and therefore is full of romantic cafes and bars, which boast of breathtaking views.

For those who love to visit museums, there are the archaeological, naval and folklore museums and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Not to be missed are the Megaron Gyzi and the Bellonio Cultural Centre and Library. There are more than 250 churches of all shapes and sizes to see as well. Included among them are Panagia Episkopi, the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, the Prophet Elias Monastery, the Catholic Cathedral, the Dominican Convert and the Agios Nikolaos Monastery.

The wineries of Santorini produce exceptional wines from the island's famed vineyards. Wine tasting is available in six different wineries.

Perissa, Kamari, Monolithos and the Red Beach are the main beaches. For privacy there are Cape Columbo, Paradise and Vourvoulou. On Perissa you will find an endless black sandy beach with an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno rising from sea. Kamari is one of the more touristy beaches. You will find all kinds of water sports activities here. Monolithos is one of the less crowded of the beaches. Red Beach is unique, as it is composed of black and red sand.

Come, stay and play in Santorini, even making it your ultimate honeymoon destination. Our breathtaking views wait to be part of your dream vacation, where beautiful memories will indelibly remain with you always.

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