Santorini is an enchanting island, which lies at the center of the Cyclades Islands. Santorini has years of experience in accommodating and welcoming visitors which enabled it to surface as one of the finest island holiday destinations in Europe. Santorini is a stunning and charming Island of Greece with its own unique style and characters. It has the reputation for stunning views, extraordinary beauty, and unforgettable landscapes. This island is an amazing colorful place with white houses, blue domes, red cliffs and dark brown beaches.
The Island requires no introduction to describe its phenomenal beauty, and it is likewise called Thira. The dramatic Santorini has actually been an amazing as well as renowned vacation location for decades. The economy of the island greatly depends on Tourism, nut exports, tomato, wine, and delivery of soil to the cement company discharged from the volcano.
Santorini is estimated to be 200km from mainland Greece. This makes the island much reverse of the picture of hustle as well as bustle of the country’s modern city. From a quiet small island, Santorini emerged among the fast growing tourism center in all of Europe. Fortunately, there is a growing number of rooms offered at the luxurious Santorini resorts, enabling the island to accommodate a steady stream of visitors any time of the year.
Sophisticated lifestyle, glorious sunshine, beautiful beaches, cheap air tickets, restaurants, luxury hotels and villages, make it a wonderful location for family vacations. The villages with alluring white buildings, the snow clad mountains, narrow streets, the breathtaking sunsets, unique villages, the gorgeous landscapes, beautiful beaches and museums of the Santorini Island are just enough to surprise the visitors as well as attract them to enjoy their holidays.
What to Visit
Fira is the capital of Santorini and possibly the most popular area in the Island. It’s located 275m above the water built on the cliff edge of the volcano’s crater. Below the cliff, you will certainly find several cruise ships and ferries making the Fira trip more enjoyable. Visitors have a choice to ride 300m top either by the assistance of cable car or walking with a donkey carrying their luggage. More individuals prefer to travel by cable cab, which that takes around 2 minutes and provide memorable views. Fira is the crowded and busiest town in the island and, it is filled with tourist and also all type of shops, Villas, restaurants, resorts, cafes, jewelries, night club and bars. But you have to visit Oia, breathtaking town with its fascinating beauty will make you want to stay there forever. This is the place you see on most Santorini postcards. Small narrow streets, white houses, blue domes, and dark cliffs, not to mentions one of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet. There are so many amazing things that you can do, from relaxing on one of the amazing beaches, walking by the sea, taking a ride on a donkey, drinking a cocktail in one of the bars along the seaside, walking around the narrow streets and fascinating houses and you can practice all kinds of water sports. Let’s say this is a perfect place for families and people who want to stay relaxed on their vacation. Santorini is the best location to view romantic and breathtaking sunset on the planet. One can view this sunset from several villages from the top of the high rock, particularly from the village of Oia. The enchanting Santorini sunset is so lovely that it compel the couples to spend the let mid-day with the company of each other. Couples comes from various countries all over the world to view the amazing sunset of Santorini. To draw in targeted couples from various corner of the world, the restaurants and hotels have made necessary arrangements for people to view the spectacular sunset.
Santorini beaches are one of the main attractions for most visitors in the island. The island is gifted with lots of attractive beaches, such as Kamari, Perissa, Monolithos, Red beach, Capecolumbo, Vourvoulos, Perivolos, and more. Red beach is the most renowned beach in the Island, situated near Akrotiri. To allure visitors, the beaches offer sun umbrella, hotels, water sports, night clubs and bars.
Food & Drink
And when it comes to eating out in Santorini here is an idea of what to expect: Of course the best thing you can do is to try some Greek specialties and there are so many. We recommend you to try the Greek salad, Taramosalata which is a fish roe with breadcrumbs, lemon juice and olive oil, Tiropita which is a typical Greek pastry pie with feta cheese filling. Don’t forget about Gyros, sliced and roasted meat served with different types of sauces in pita bread. Try also different recipes with lamb, like Kreatopita. The restaurants are not limited to just Greek food: there’s Italian food, Mexican, Pizzerias, American Steakhouses and even Chinese foods and a lot more.
If you want something particular to take home with you from Santorini you can buy a stuffed donkey or various souvenirs with a donkey print. Also, there are numerous locally produced souvenirs that you can buy like extra-virgin olive oil, jewelry like earrings and bracelets made of lava stone is also a perfect souvenir of gift for your family and friends.