Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Greece (with Map & Photos)

The romantic island of Santorini, a tourist gem and archaeological pride of Greece, is located in the southern Aegean Sea - the cradle of ancient civilization. It is part of the group of the Cyclades islands covered with ancient myths, and is often marked as Thira, Fira or Santorini on sea charts and guidebooks.

Santorini Greece
Santorini Greece

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The name "Santorini" also bears a miniature archipelago, which, in addition to Santorini itself, includes 4 more small islands. This group of islets, formed as a result of a powerful volcanic explosion, is a miracle of nature, and Santorini itself has been one of the most popular and prestigious resorts in the Mediterranean for more than half a century.

Santorini Greece
Santorini Greece

Settling here in the summer months is not easy - the hotels are overcrowded, but tourists vacationing in Greece consider it a matter of honor to at least visit the legendary island with a tour. Those who settled here for a week or two slowly travel around the ancient island, the area of ​​\u200b\u200bwhich is quite small - only 76 km². But on this small territory there is a huge number of incredibly beautiful corners: ancient villages spread out in terraces on picturesque mountain slopes, magnificent beaches with black, red, white volcanic sand hiding in cozy bays, rocks soaring into the sky, to whose peaks steep paths lead. The stunning sunsets of Santorini, captured countless times by masters of cinematography and eminent photographers, are a symbol not only of the island itself, but of all of Greece.

Santorini Greece
Santorini Greece

In Santorini, everyone will find something to their liking. Fans of history and archeology can visit the excavations and find out how people lived here 4 millennia ago. Curious tourists will be interested in seeing ancient churches, visiting museums, and divers will find excellent places for diving along the local coast. Newlyweds from different countries often choose the island of Santorini for their wedding tour, and some couples come here to get married in one of the snow-white Orthodox churches. Cheerful and colorful wedding processions in the narrow streets of Santorini can be seen quite often.

Santorini Greece
Santorini Greece

Families with children like to relax on the island. Suitable beaches for them are on its east coast. Many restaurants have a special children's menu, and some have playgrounds where animators take care of the kids, giving parents, without looking back at the little naughty, the opportunity to enjoy the excellent dishes of Santorini cuisine.

Santorini Map