Santorini: When Fire meets the Sea

Santorini is the last of the Cyclades islands to the South and though we refer to it as one, actually it’s a complex of five islands. The island was born roughly three thousand years ago, when a volcanic eruption led to its formation of the dark and mysterious looking.

It’s one of the more beautiful and well known islands in Greece and it’s perfect for romantic gateways and relaxing escapes. Add to that the breathtaking landscapes and the totally friendly and relaxing behavior of residences towards visitors and you will surly place Santorini on the top of your “must go” destinations.

When to Visit

The warmest weather in Santorini is between June and September when it’s sunny and hot. But if you are going to visit Santorini more for the sights, views, wineries and food then you don’t need hot temperatures just warm pleasant weather, so you could try the spring time.

Plan your trip

Don’t underestimate the island. You will need at least 3 days to get to feel it and see some of the top attractions and beaches.

When it comes to towns of Santorini there is an obvious winner, Oia, in terms of architectural beauty, the white walls and blue domes of churches is the iconic image with which many people associate the island.

However, on the other side of the caldera, sits the town of Fira, the capital of the island, with similar architecturally and beauty.

During your stay you should try one of the planed tours, given by tourist offices and agencies across the island. We would suggest the Catamaran Sunset Cruise or the Volcano adventure

Don’t miss to eat

As it’s applicable to any Greek destination is Santorini the food is godlike. But it has its own specialties.

We gathered for you some of our favorites. Enjoy!

Greek salad with kapari. Photo: www.davidsbeenhere.com

Fava Salad. Photo: www.unknowngreece.com

Tomato Balls (tomatokeftedes). Photo: www.santorinisecrets.com

Testing Greek Wine at Santorini's Wineries. Photo: www.handluggageonly.co.uk