Visit the Beautiful Island of Santorini, Greece

By on March 14, 2017

Santorini, Greece

The time of the year is coming when people are taking vacations to the beach. People usually head to the coast, or take a cruise to the Bahamas. A place with a nice beach and just a nice scenery all around that you might want to check out is the beautiful island of Santorini, Greece.

A Little bit About Santorini

Santorini is an island in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, and about 120 miles from the mainland of Greece.  This island is actually crescent-shaped and made up of a group of islands, Thira, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea, and Nea Kaméni. The island is basically the remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the early settlements on Santorini. The whole compound of the islands are still an active volcano. Each time the volcano has erupted, the central part of the volcano collapsed, but the volcano has managed to recreate itself multiple times.

The Towns of Santorini

The towns of Santorini are a scene from your dreams, or from a painting you saw at an art museum. The towns of Firá, Oia, Imerovígli and Firostefáni are located on a high above cliff called the “Caldera’s eyebrow,” or the balcony of Santorini, which is where you will be able to see a great view of the volcano. Akrotíri and Méssa Vounó are smaller towns that are famous for there archeological sites. There are some villages that are surrounded by vineyards that will make your taste buds say thank you. There are also some whitewashed cliff-top towns with castles with a more traditional atmosphere.

What to Do

There are plenty of things for you to do in Santorini. To name a few, you can hike the Caldera path, which leads you to Fira and is an amazing view of the island. Photographers will love this route! Santorini also has some amazing beer and wine tastings. There is the Boutari Winery, which has beautiful sights and is very educational. For beer tastings, you can hop on over to the Santorini Brewing Company. The sunset is also something you will want to watch here in Santorini. It is known as one of the most amazing places to actually watch the sunset. Make sure you grab a glass of wine with some good food and watch the sunset with your loved ones.

If you have an interest in going to Santorini, Greece, check out there website.

 

 

Amanda is a current student at UTDallas, studying Emerging Media and Communications. She got her Associates in Journalism at Palo Alto College in San Antonio and decided to finish her degree in Dallas. She likes to read, blog, and eating at new places. She enjoys traveling and learning about history and culture.

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