MORE THAN A SUNSET
Size: 76 km2
Accessibility: By plane and ferry from Piraeus or Rafina port
The surreal landscape of Santorini is the result of a huge volcanic eruption that took place 3.500 years ago and created what later became the island’s showpiece, the caldera. Even the beaches are part of the fairytale scenery, taking their names from the colors of the cliffs that hang above them. Still watched over by the smoldering volcano, the amphitheatrically built houses attract thousands of visitors every year. Despite its rapid touristic development, the island has maintained its character. Candlelit cafés and a vibrant nightlife compliment the dreamlike setting at Fira, the town of Santorini. Picturesque villages such as Perissa, Imerovigli and Perivolos are scattered all over the island, while visitors gather at Oia to enjoy the famous sunset.