Welcome to Santorini of the volcano, to the island of breathtaking views of the Caldera, of the best Aegean sunsets; of the houses built atop one another, of Fira, Oia, and Imerovigli facing the volcanic islands of Mikri and Megali Kammeni, with beautiful hotels and places to stay that overlook the archipelago, with some breathtaking views, where all of the other Cycladic Islands are proudly scattered. Santorini, the romantic, the coveted destination of honeymooners, with its precipitous heights placing them between God and their future lives. Santorini of the archaelogical site of Akrotiri, with wall frescos in this prehistoric city buried under tons of volcanic ash, and of the multicolored sand beaches of white, red, and black.
Santorini hotels are of the highest quality. Villas on Santorini are very luxurious, and there are also a number of self-catering apartments at bargain prices. Most of them are ideally located to face the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, and almost all of them have swimming pools and romantic settlements.
Santorini restaurants and tavernas offer both International and Greek cuisine, with local sun-dried tomatoes used frequently as a basic ingredient. Please, don’ t fail to order the local Santorini wine, produced by fermentation of the “must” pressed out of grapes that have been exposed to the heat of the sun, producing a denser juice and a unique taste.
Life on Santorini (also officially known as “Thira”) is truly a feat of accomplishment where man has challenged nature and has succeeded. Along the side of the cliffs lie villages where the buildings have been built right into the rock of the cliffs. They are absolutely amazing with “infinity” swimming pools, rooms literally built into the rock that are called “cave” rooms with gorgeous terraces and private balconies that jut out over the edge and offer panoramic views that your cameras will never capture. No photo of Santorini can ever do it justice; you need to be there to see it in person in order to truly appreciate its magnificence.