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  • Officially known by its ancient name of Thera, the striking volcanic islands of Santorini

  • is one of the most visited Greek islands.

  • Once a much larger, single island, Santorini as it looks today is the result of a massive

  • volcanic explosion known as the Minoan or Theran explosion which took place around 3,600

  • years ago. The explosion left the steep sided caldera on which the main settlements now

  • perch as well as the deep lagoon that provides the island with its safe harbours. Cruise

  • ships travel to Santorini from all over the Agean and the Mediterranean and sail across

  • the flooded caldera.

  • Santorini is a world famous destination that features some of the most striking Mediterranean

  • architecture. The distinctive white washed houses are the visible portions of houses

  • that include rooms built into cliff side caves.

  • Blue domed churches are scattered through the towns and pathways

  • and steps are traversed by keen eyed tourist on their way to the next stunning view or taverna.

  • Away from the main towns that roost on the cliff-tops, there is plenty to see. Numerous

  • beaches at the base of the cliffs have warm waters to swim in and unusually coloured sands.

  • Elsewhere, small boat harbours with great fish tavernas close by and some amazing roads

  • are great options for when you get tired of gazing at the horizon.

  • Sunset is a special time here and thousands come just to witness the sun sinking into

  • the water from the numerous vantage points around the towns. The views from a thousand

  • feet above the water are simply stunning.

Officially known by its ancient name of Thera, the striking volcanic islands of Santorini

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