Highlights of Santorini
During your stay on Santorini you will certainly discover many small treasures on your own, yet we do offer you some proposals which will make your visit to the island even more interesting:
Pay a visit to one at least of Santorin’s wineries and sense the grandeur of Assyrtiko wine.
Taste the local products: cherry tomatoes, fava (split-peas puree), caper, white aubergine and katsouni (like a type of cucumber).
Enjoy the sunset in Caldera. Akrotiri, Megalochori, Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia offer the same magnificent view! Swim to Perissa, Perivolos and Kamari beach. The black, the white and the red sand compose the magnificent sceneries of the island’s beaches.
Renew your vows with your other half and with magnificent view to the Caldera sunset!
A mini-cruise to the volcano, to the volcanic lands of the Eastern Mediterranean is certainly worthwhile!
According to Herodotus, the island was initially called Strongyle, (The Round One). Later, because of its beauty, it was called Kalliste. After the Phoenicians, the Lacedaemonians arrived and gave to the island the name of their leader, Theras. After the fall of Constantinople to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade (1204) the Duchy of Naxos was founded and the Thera became the seat of one of the four Catholic Bishops of the Duchy. The name Santorini was given at that time by the Crusaders after the church of Aghia Irini, (Santa Irene).
Santorini’s group of islands is consisted of Thera, Thirasia, Aspronisi Palea and Nea Kameni (Volcanoes) islands and is located in the most southern part of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, 63 nautical miles north of Crete. The surface area of Thera is 73 sq. km. and its population, distributed among thirteen villages, is 13.600 people, according to the 2001 census