The capital of the island is Fira. Built in the Caldera, 260m above the sea, with a wonderful view of the clear blue waters of the Aegean and the island of Nea Kameni, it seems to be just a breath away from the sky… Fira as well as Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia stretch along the Caldera enchanting the visitor, each in its own unique way.
The settlement of Oia is the first in Greece to be considered protected. Not by chance since it looks like a work of art carved into the rocks created by volcanic lava!
Equally beautiful villages of the island that are worth visiting are Akrotiri and Mesa Vouno with the Archaeological site of Akrotiri and the Archaeological site of Thira respectively, Pyrgos, Karterades, Emporio, Ammoudi, Finikia, Perissa, Perivolos , Megalochori, Kamari, Messaria and Monolithos. Some are more cosmopolitan, some quieter, others surrounded by huge vineyards, others dominate tall castles with endless view of the Aegean, but all have a special personality that will surely fascinate you.
Santorini is considered the pre-eminently romantic destination in Greece. After all, one does not often come across white majestic states built on the edge of the cliff, with picturesque villages, cobbled alleys and impressive churches bathed in light! Couples in love flock to the volcanic island every year, looking to enjoy the famous sunset of Santorini, embracing on a balcony of the Caldera. Besides, the island is a world-famous destination for wedding ceremonies or honeymoon.
Let us not forget to mention the wonderful beaches of the island that could not but harmonize with its special volcanic character. Dive into beaches with black, red and white sand or colorful pebbles and rocks carved by salt and wind. A unique setting that you will not find anywhere else in Greece…
So Santorini is waiting for you! It is certain that its intoxicating atmosphere where the blue of the Aegean mixes with the reddish of the rocks and the white of the houses will enchant you, making you look forward to returning to your “lost Atlantis”! Let the energy released by the volcanic landscape penetrate you and discover a special magic that really no image can immortalize.