Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It’s no secret. Santorini is stunning. It’s considered by many to be one of (if not) the most beautiful islands in the world, which is why it receives an estimated two million visitors annually.

Santorini, Travel Guide

People come to Santorini mostly for the same reasons. They want to see its breathtaking caldera views. They want to take pictures of its bone white cubic houses and blue-domed churches.

And that sunset…

We’re from a tropical country so we’ve seen our fair share of gorgeous sunsets, but they’re different in Santorini. When viewed from a stage of cycladic houses on a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, every sunset in Santorini feels like an event. Like something people could sell tickets for. Other than Santorini, I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to cross a sunset off my bucket list.

Santorini Travel Guide, Top Attractions & Best Things To Do

“Santorini Travel Guide”

Santorini, or Thira to use its official name, is part of the Cyclades islands. It sits in the Aegean Sea almost halfway between Athens and Crete. Santorini suffered a huge volcanic explosion around 1500 BC. The eruption, probably the largest the Earth has seen in the last few thousand years, completely destroyed the centre of the island which sank into the Aegean.

Santorini we know today is a crescent-shaped island with a huge crater (caldera) on its western side. The island of Thirassia is nearby to Oia and two smaller islands sit within the caldera makes for the most incredible sunset views from Santorini’s steep clifftops opposite.

Santorini is known for its seafood and Ammoudi Bay is one of the best places on the island to find it. If you’re doing the Fira to Oia hike and you love seafood then it’s the perfect spot to stop for lunch. By the time you’ve completed the hike and descended the 280+ steps from Oia to the bay you’ll have earned your meal.

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