Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek island is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km far from mainland. Its lacy coasts and 260 meters height cliff with impressive view of volcano make this Cycladic island very special destination for summer holiday. The capital is Fira and other settlements include Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos and Therasia, all recognizable by white-washed buildings with blue windows.
The island owns wealthy history and spirit of ancient world. Archaeological museum displaying many items from excavations carried out in the old Minoan culture.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.
Santorini enjoys singular weather conditions such as little rainfall and many sunny days with average daily high temperature above 27°C from June to September.
Mediterranean climate and influence of volcanic soil give the products a unique taste such has cherry tomato, fava beans, crocus, capers or white-skinned eggplant. Juicy grapes of Santorini vineyards in combination with wine making tradition that dates back thousands of years produce wines of finest quality. Therefore, this 2013 is declared as Year of Gastronomy in Santorini.
This picturesque place is perfect for your summer holidays, special days such as wedding and honeymoon or any ceremonies. Breathtaking sunsets near old mills and shiny blue sea make it unforgettable romantic. Village of Oia on the northern tip of the island is hugely popular sunset viewing site.