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Santorini - Oia Oia
"Oia is considered by most to be on the best spot of all Santorini, the northwest part. The local architecture is abso..." read more »
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Santorini - Santorini's sunset Santorini's sunset
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Santorini - Nea Kameni Nea Kameni
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Santorini - Ancient Thira Ancient Thira
"It’s the ancient settlement of Santorini and it was founded in the 9th century BC. It is located in Mesa Vouno, 385 m..." read more »
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Santorini - Fira Fira
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Santorini - Local dishes Local dishes
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Santorini - Palaia Kameni Palaia Kameni
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Santorini - Local wines Local wines
"An undeniable legacy of the land of Santorini is the vines. The tradition of making wine and the knowledge how passes..." read more »
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Santorini - Representation of the exlosion Representation of the exlosion
Ifaisteia
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Santorini - Easter traditions Easter traditions
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Population: 13.670
Airport(s): Santorini National (JTR)
Description: This world famous Aegean sea isle belongs to the island cluster of Cyclades. Located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea south west of Ios and Anafi. The distance from Piraeus is 128 nautical miles and from Crete 63 nautical miles. Santorini is famous for its volcano which is still active although the last volcanic activity was recorded in 1950 and is part of the wider arc of volcanic Santorini which includes the Methanon of Milos and Nisyros all marked as active. Volcanoes of the broader area of Santorini's are, "Nea Kameni" and the last period of increased activity between 1707-1711 AD, the "Palea Kameni" (46-47AD) and the underwater volcano Columbo (1650 AD). Historically, the strongest recorded eruption placed in 1613 BC when a large part of the island sank, creating the current caldera, while noting the destructive consequences for the Minoan civilization thrived on the island of Crete. The name Thera derived from the name of the Spartan according to tradition, who was first man that populated the island. On the other hand, the name Santorini is a paraphrase of "Santa Irina" and came from the Frankish crusaders who based their supply docks near the ancient church of Agia Irini. It is worth noting that even as a prehistoric island's name refers to the "Stroggili" which means "round" which refers to the shape of the island before the huge explosion. Nowadays Santorini is one of the most famous tourist destinations worldwide. Throughout the year the island's airport and port is used by thousands of guests. Santorini is destination included in many bucket lists and one thing is certain, you will be enchanted by the beauty and you will not be left untouched by its romance. This is also topped by the unmatched top service by the locals for which there are especially proud.

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