Santorini is the most popular amongst other known Greek landmarks. It is one of the most well-known islands in Greece as well as in the entire world. Crescent-shaped Santorini, the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a part of the Cyclades island group consisting of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
The entire complex of Santorini islands is still an active volcano (like Méthana, Mílos and Nísiros) and most likely the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea.
The islands that form Santorini came into existence as a result of intensive volcanic activity; twelve tremendous eruptions occurred, one at regular intervals of 20,000 years approximately, and each violent eruption caused the breakdown of the volcano’s central part creating an enormous crater. However, the volcano managed to recreate itself over and over again. These place along the east side is now a famous tourist destination.
Santorini is a combination of beautiful beaches, ancient historical urban areas, and spectacular nature. This magnificent Greek island inspires every visitor because of its fabulous landscapes with blue-domed chapels and whitewashed houses perched on black volcanic cliffs, all set against the scenery of the excellent shimmering Aegean waters.
Santorini is also famous for its Cycladic architecture –beautiful Oia is the best example!
Neoclassical mansions together small churches, narrow cobbled streets and white houses make a perfect blend of the classic and the modern beauty. Oia offers the best sunsets, romantic view and serene atmosphere!