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Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thíra), the precious pearl of the Aegean, in the southern part of Cyclade. The last big eruption occurred 3,600 years ago during the Minoan. This eruption destroyed the thriving local prehistoric civilization, evidence of which was found during the excavations of a settlement at Akrotíri causing the collapse of the central part and the creation of today’s Caldera with a size of 8 x 4 km and a depth of up to 400m below sea level.
Santorini is considered to be the most romatic getaway in Greece. Whitewashed cliff-top towns affording amazing views out over the Aegean Blue. Santorin is a very rewarding experience! There are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely panoramic sea views while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! The island has a growing reputation as a “wedding destination” for couples not only from Greece but from all over the world.
A trip to Santorini is for couples the ultimate romantic experience!
The capital of Santorini is Fira perched high up on the edge of the Caldera. Firá, together with Oia, Imerovígli ( UNESCO)and Firostefáni located high above on cliffs. They make up the so called "balcony of Santorini", which offers an amazing view of the volcano and the aegean sea.
Other famous smaller villages are Akrotíri and Méssa Vounó, with their famous archaeological sites, Pýrgos, Karterádes, Emporió, Ammoúdi, Finikiá, Períssa, Perívolos, Megalohóri, Kamári, Messariá and Monólithos, surrounded by vast vineyards. The most famous wine of Santorin is the "Assyrtiko". Santorini’s volcanic beaches with red or black sand or volcanic pebbles have a spectacular rock formations and impressive lunar landscapes. Santorini is worth to see!
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