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4/28/2011

Santorini

Santorini is one of the best places on earth as far as sunset viewing is concerned. In fact few places can match the sheer beauty of Santorini’s sunset views. Visitor to the island fallen in love with bewitchingly beautiful sunsets that can be savored from many vantage positions in the island.

Santorini Sunsets over Caldera are the best in the world!!

 
Santorini is perhaps the most fascinating and most talked about islandof Greece in the Aegean. Only the name of the island is enough to unfold in mind pleasurable connotations, volcanic landscape, gray and red beaches, dazzling white houses, terraces with panoramic sea views, stunning sunsets, wild fun. All this, together with remnants of lost civilizations discovered in the volcanic ash justify the epithets with which visitors identify Santorini and fairly is called, magical, indescribable, astonishing.
The volcano is still active, and the last eruption was in 1950, causing an earthquake that destroyed many villages on the island. The island's official name is Thira and its main town, Fira, is also the capital of the Cyclades islands.

Oia Village

Oia, is one of the most beautiful villages of the island, carved out of the cliffs and clinging to the edge. The architecture is amazing and is highlighted by the stark white of the buildings and the contrasting colorful doors and window shutters. It has often been compared to the eagle's nest! Enjoy the panoramic view of caldera, the volcano, Thirassia Island, and the rest of Santorini looking back toward Fira.

Fira, Imerovigli and Firostefani

Fira is the capital of the island and the most important village. It is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff 260 m high and offers a great panorama over the submerged volcano.The main square of Fira (Platia Theotokopoulou) it is where all the locals meet. During the peak season the small narrow streets are crowed and are filled with all kinds of shops, jewelleries, café, restaurants, bars and night clubs
Immerovigli is a picturesque traditional village situated only 2 km away from the capital, Fira  but is situated on a higher cliff.  "VIGLA" means "day" so it got its name from this word. In front of the village is located an enormous rock called Skaros. Until 1800, Skaros was part of the land and had a castle on it where all the administrative offices of the island were located. The village was almost totally destroyed with the earthquake of 1956, and the cliff-edge houses were abandoned but a tourist trade started up again in the 1970s.  Today Imerovigli is a beautiful and quiet village and very popular.
Between Fira and Imerovigli, one of the spots with the best view on the island. Even if officially considerated as a distinct village, Firostefani is the continuation of Fira.

Kamari and Perissa

  The towns of Perissa and Kamari attract tourists to their black sand beaches
Kamari is well known for its black-sand-and-pebble beach. The car-free waterfront promenade located on
a length of about one kilometers is filled, with cafes and restaurants. The tourists come mainly from Germany and England. Behind the capital, Kamari has the most llively nightlife on Santorini.
The resort is particularly suitable for tanning, bathing and sun bathing. Most tourists are families and couples spending a classic beach holiday