Santorini – also known as Thera – is one of those places that you feel privileged to visit, located in the southern Aegean Sea, when standing overwhelmed at the edge of the caldera cliff tops and witness the magnificent volcanic wreck. The jaw-dropping views and the ever-changing colours made the island a luxury real estate place. This unique sublime and flashy island consist a photogenic phenomenon affected by a significant volcanic past visible all over extremely famous sought-after locations, beaches to chose the color that suits you and dramatic views especially as the sun sets. Santorini is the "super model" island of Greece connected with the myth of the lost Atlantis, the volcanic activity and the inspiring minimalist earthen forms, while its immaculate backdrop lives up to its popular reputation as a perfect wedding location and honeymoon getaway. The settlements Fira, Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia perched all along the volcanic rim of the caldera are the pinnacle of luxury that meet life at its simplest to fulfill the Greek island dream.
Santorini The travel insider
As soon as you see Santorini's caldera, you’ll know you’re in for something special.
Ever wonder what it would be like to step on an island that its entire existence is defined by a sleeping volcano? As soon as you see Santorini's caldera, you’ll know you’re in for something special. The fact that the island is a remnant of repeated sequences of volcanic eruptions, creates a powerful 'lunar' environment combined harmoniously with the whitewashed cave houses, the blue-domed churches, the ancient vineyards and the unique colorful beaches made of solidified lava-like the Red the White and the Black Beach at Perissa. Fira, the island’s busy capital, perched on the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon, all the facilities expected for a bustling resort town. It is lined with the neighbor Imerovigli and Firostefani villages through several walking paths to enjoy iconic photo locations.
Endless strolls through the picturesque streets are opportunities to witness how gorgeous the island really is.
Endless strolls through the picturesque streets are opportunities to witness how gorgeous the island really is, amongst internationally renowned restaurants serving local-inspired cuisine until midnight and sleek accommodation offer a wide range of personalized treatments. Similarly, Oia (pronounced "Ia") is an inspiring romantic highly elevated backdrop, boasting tranquil life with the right amount of heavenly cave boutiques and mesmerizing infinity pools that magnetize honeymooners and ever-lasting architecture lovers.
Santorini's famous volcano is embraced by the azure blue Aegean Sea, as hundred thousand years ago an enormous eruption blew out the middle of the island, created the current stunning geological caldera (the flooded crater). Here, one can realize the nature’s catastrophic power, as well as its inexhaustible capacity for beauty, as magnificent stretches of white, red and black lava have resulted surreal beaches. Immaculate Cycladic villages are comfortably sited alongside the dizzying heights, to admire the volcanic remnants. Justifiably Nea Kameni's crater, the site of the last eruptions is a pole of attraction offered for explorations and baths in its healing hot springs.
Long before Pompeii, another vast eruption buried in volcanic ash Akrotiri, a Minoan settlement of the Bronze Era to admire its stunning preserved frescoes on the site and many objects and artworks on the Museum of Fira. Megalochori and Pyrgos is the island’s best-preserved village to taste the fine wine of Santorini. Wine tasting tours is a fascinating activity to learn all about the ancient volcanic wine variety, while exploring the island’s countryside and visiting legendary wineries.