Getting off the cruiser in Santorini will feel like stepping into a Mediterranean dream.
A sprawl of pastel houses and blue-tinted details almost as striking as the Aegean sea, Santorini is the restless gem of the Greek islands. Beneath its daily briskness, a volcano lies dormant. It erupted 3,000 years ago and gave rise to a series of caldera islands that make up Santorini. Today, volcanic activity manifests itself above the surface with delightful hot springs. They add to the island’s spirited atmosphere. Among red and black sand beaches, lovely hilltop villages, and luxury lodgings, you will find several natural sites.
As youthful as it is, Santorini is studded with mythical tales and rich history. Most are located in Fira, the island’s center brimming with white-washed houses and sapphire roofs. Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral marks the postcard views of the town, inviting visitors into an impressive display of vibrant frescoes. Around the cathedral are the admirable beaches stretching out on the shores of the caldera. There, you can spare yourself some leisure time and enjoy the unique geology of the landscape. To experience the jolly culture, head to a traditional taverna or alfresco cafe. The laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle is a delight when combined with the famous white wine of the region.
The darker side of the island unravels in a volcano tour around the main island. You will see the natural forces in full motion and catch exhilarating sights of smoldering rocks. And, don’t forget to listen to the legendary tales about this eccentric archipelago from your guide.
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