Discover Santorini, the Island of Contradictions
Quaint atmosphere, excellent views and authentic lifestyle in Pyrgos village
Santorini, Aegean’s precious gem, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni in the southern part of the Cyclades. Recognized as one of the top romantic destinations worldwide, the island attracts thousands of visitors every year for vacations, wedding ceremonies and honeymoon trips. Famous for its romantic sunsets and breathtaking views, Santorini has definitely something different to show. The unique wild beauty, the enchanting caldera, the mysterious volcano and the warm and vibrant colors make Santorini one of the most visited islands of the Cyclades.
The complex of Santorini is still an active volcano and probably the only volcano in the world whose crater is in the sea. The islands that form Santorini came into existence as a result of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world. What remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing villages have been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the volcano and the Aegean sea.
Apart from its geological interest, Santorini offers many beautiful sights, picturesque villages, archeological findings, volcanic beaches, wineries, scenic churches and museums. Visitors interested in the Santorini nightlife can choose from bars, live music, traditional Greek dancing and modern disco clubs. The island is also indicated for a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, sailing and scuba diving – snorkeling.
Overall, Santorini is an island of contradictions; with captivating landscapes, rich history and interesting culture.