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SANTORINI

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece. It is a small group of volcanic islands and its name refers to Saint Irene. Called also Strongili and Kalisti, the island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remain today are a submerged volcano and a caldera.

The island of Santorini is related to the myth of Atlantis, the amazing views from the villages of Fira, Oia perched on cliffs, santorinian sunset, the black and red beaches, and the wine It is also considered one of the most spectacular and stunning landscapes in the whole world. This incredible scenery attracts thousands of visitors every year to Santorini for vacation, honeymoon and wedding ceremonies. The island faces the Caldera, the famous submerged volcano crater situated in the middle of basin of water.

The island of Santorini was called Strogili in the Ancient times, which means "rounded" in Greek and a myth says that it was created in a miraculous way. After a terrible eruption, the centre of the island sank in the sea, leaving only the crater and the imposing cliffs of 150m to 300m in height. From these cliffs, one can admire the most stunning little villages that seem suspended in the sky and the unique nature of the island. The villages are made of white typical Cycladic houses with blue painted windows facing the black volcanic rock of the Caldera: a sight that has inspired more than one artist, especially when meddled with a horizon tainted by the amazing colors of the sunset, one of the most striking in the world. These villages are Fira (with Gialos port below), Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia. The name "Santorini" comes from "Santa Irini", although it is officially called Thera. It is situated at the south of the Cyclades islands, between Ios and Anafi.