THE AEGEAN JEWEL
” One of the top destinations in Greece is Santorini or Thira, known as well as one of the most romantic destinations among the Greek islands and also in the world. Located in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades islands. Santorini island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the world and what remains today is a submerged volcano and a caldera. Amazing and fantastic villages has been constructed on the edge of this caldera, with Cycladic architecture and breathtaking view to the sea and the sunset. Apart from the fabulous caldera villages, Santorini is also famous for the volcano, the romantic sunset and the luxurious hotel and spa resorts. “
Oia. It is the first village that the traveler observes from the ship as it reaches the port. The sight of Oia laid out on the rocks above Armeni bay and the picturesque harbor of Amoudi, is breathtaking and welcomes the traveler to Santorini.
Fira. It is the capital of the island and arguably one of the most beautiful villages in Greece along with Oia. It is built in a very impressive location on the cliffs of the caldera to a height of 260 m. Despite the picturesque neighborhoods, its whitewashed houses and churches with blue domes, a walk to the busy streets of the city, where shops, cafes and restaurants dominate, makes you realize that you are in one of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands.
Imerovigli. It is built in a privileged position at the highest point of the island, at an altitude of 300 m. and between Fira and Oia. The picturesque village has been listed as preserved and is ideal for romantic walks.
Akrotiri. Your visit here will be unforgettable because Akrotiri is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, it is about a prehistoric village that has been discovered buried under the ashes of the volcano.
The volcano. The boats departs daily from Skala, the old port of the island with destination Nea Kameni, the island of the volcano. This is a unique experience. Walk among the black volcanic rocks and see the crater. The smell of sulfur is strong. Recommended light clothing, sunscreen cream, water and soft shoes for this walk! You can swim in the healing waters of Hot Springs and in the back of Palea Kameni.
Kamari Beach. It stands out thanks to the endless black sand beach, which is one of the largest on the island, with crystal clear waters.
Perissa Beach. Is one of the most cosmopolitan beaches, with black sand, creation of volcanic eruptions. It is a well-organized beach, where there is the opportunity for water sports.
Perivolos Beach. Organized beach with possibility of water sports.
Red Beach. It is a unique landscape in the world with huge red rocks and reddish pebbles compose a unique setting.
Saint George Beach. Located at the end of the beach of Perivolos, for those who prefer more privacy. It is a clean beach with black sand, without umbrellas and sunbeds. If you continue south on foot you will find yourself in Vlychada beach.
Vlychada Beach. At this beach you think you are in scene of a science fiction movie. Moonscape, volcanic rocks, exotic atmosphere. A beach suitable for those who prefer something more secluded.