Santorini, Greece is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It’s white-washed cubiform architecture is characteristic to the island. Santorini is well-known for its amazing landscape and archaeological sites. It is also popular with couples on their honeymoon and celebrities.
Fira is the capital of Santorini. It is home to the typical white-washed, blue-capped cubiform houses. As a town that generates most of its income from tourism it is dotted with many hotels and restaurants.
Oia is much like Fira but caters to a more up-market clientele. Infinity pools are more common in Oia and waterside restaurants.
Caldera is the water-filled crater that was left behind after a violent volcanic explosion about 3,600 years ago. One day excursions are popular with tourists as the excursions also affords them the time to swim in the hot springs.
AKROTIRI ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE AND RED BEACH
Akrotiri was an ancient settlement buried during the volcanic explosion 3,600 years ago. The Red Beach overlooked by a red cliff is also a popular site to behold.
Mt. Profitis is the highest point in Santorini at 584 meters and affords a stunning view of the region. Santorini also has several museums and other archaeological sites such as Ancient Thira.