The island of Santorini

The island of Santorini

Santorini lies at the south end of the prefecture of Cyclades islands in a distance of 128 miles from the port of Piraues. The area of the island is 75 square Km and its population 7.328 people. Santorini, one of the best-known of the Cyclades, differs from the other islands in the group thanks to its geological morphology, the result of action by a volcano now dormant.
Thousands of tourists visit Santorini every year to witness one of the most majestic sunsets, offered when on top of this wild rock. The most southern of the Cyclades islands has become a meeting place for romantics who wish to admire nature’s wild intervention in the south Aegean.
Santorini is like three islands. One side is the caldera with the villages of Thira, Fira, Firastefani and Oia perched so far above the sea that it may as well be a painting. The towns of Perissa and Kamari attract to their black sand beaches, thousands of people. The third part of Santorini is Akrotiri, known of course for the famous ruins from the Minoan period.


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