Santorini Island is located in the Aegean Sea near Crete. This is one of the most attractive islands in the Cyclades. The island appeared after a volcanic eruption, when the part of the volcanic rock had gone under water and the remaining volcanic rock had formed a great crescent-shaped bay.
Each island of the Santorini archipelago - Thira, Therasia, Aspronisi, Old Kameni and New Kameni – is a true marvel of nature. Landscapes, which can be seen on the islands, rock travellers with their incredible beauty. Here you will see red, white and black beaches; the volcano crater made of black lava, white majestic churches with blue domes, and divine sunsets and sunrises.
There are several small villages including the capital of Santorini, visiting which is truly mandatory. The first village is a small settlement named Oia. Here you will be able to see best and brightest examples of traditional island architecture. Then continue your travel by making a stop in the settlement named Akrotiri, where you will see houses built in 1500 BC that have survived until our days and unspoiled beaches - Monolithos, Kamari, and Perissa. The village named Megalochori attracts connoisseurs of wine products. Finally, the capital of the island - Fira - offers comfortable stay and numerous attractions for tourists.
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