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Santorini Travel Guide

by our Greece expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul Baderman‘Santorini’ is actually an island group at the tip of the Aegean Cyclades - further south than Mykonos and Naxos. Originally a single volcanic island, an immense eruption caused the bowl (‘caldera’) to collapse to create one large and a number of smaller islands, like a Pacific or Indian Ocean atoll. Dramatic sea- and land-scapes everywhere can cause camera-enthusiast burn-out, especially at dawn and sunset. All round the coast are gorgeous beaches; inland are walk-enticing hillsides, rising to challenging mountains; near-guaranteed sea/sun relaxation by day, graduating to extremely lively nightlife after dark. Can’t imagine why it’s so popular as a holiday destination. Some of the more sought-out locations include Imerovigli, Kamari, Oia (lovely name!), Perissa and Perivolos. Part of the ancient Minoan civilisation, it is now above all a tourist destination – including both cruise passengers and stay-over visitors. (Be warned - if the two coincide, popular areas can be crowded.) Picture-postcard white and blue buildings tumble down the steep slopes of coastal villages and in Fira the main town. (2nd warning – the hill streets can be extremely steep.) The still-active volcano emits fumes that help create world-famous sunsets across the sea-filled caldera, while the lava has melded into unusual beach sands – many black, one ‘Red Beach’, one ‘White Beach’.
 

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National Flag: Greek Flag
Language(s): Greek
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +30
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Tourism Website:
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Imerovigli Weather Forecast

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