Santorini General Information
Santorini is the place to fall in love! It's an island that has inspired poets and musicians with its breath taking sunsets and crystal waters rippling over the Caldera. With its whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and never-ending vineyards, Santorini is Greece at its traditional best. Some theories state that Santorini was once part of the fables lost continent of Atlantis - a fact which has provided inspiration to a great many artists and writers. The black shining pebbles, the bizarre looking land formations and the black, white and red sands all form to create unforgettable scenery. As evening approaches couples head to the beautiful town of Oia to secure their own romantic candle-lit table and watch the brilliant sun sink beneath the shimmering Aegean Sea... absolutely unforgettable!
The volcanic island differs entirely from the other islands of the Cyclades. It took on its present appearance in the wake of the explosion beneath what had been a circular limestone island. A layer of ejected pumice tuff up to sixty metres in height was deposited on what was left of the island. There are hardly any trees outside the built-up areas. Vineyards dominate the landscape to which roads and trails provide good access.