Santorini emerged from the ashes of the enormous volcanic eruption that happened around 1600 BCE. The island is still an active volcano with dark-colored lava shields inside the caldera of Nea and Palea Kameni as well as red and black beaches that resulted from the volcanic sand. An island wonder, a gem of the Aegean, with its dramatic landscape, imposing caldera and gorgeous sugar-cubed villages creating an out of this world setting. Amphitheatrically perched on the cliffs of the Caldera, Santorini is a sight to behold with a sunset so divine that has become known throughout the world. The power of the volcano creates an energy that overwhelms the senses and so are the sights and activities one can experience during his visit. While on the island make sure to visit and explore the bustling town of Fira, the scenic villages of Imerovigli and Oia with a sunset view you can't miss, ancient Thera and the archaeological site of Akrotiri. Swim in the turquoise waters of the Red beach, the beaches of Perissa and Kamari, the volcano and hot springs, savor award-wining flavors, go wine tasting, ride a donkey, enjoy a cocktail in view of the caldera, go hiking, diving and snorkeling. Choices of entertainment and leisure are endless but no matter what you choose to do it will certainly be worth it.
You can reach the island of Santorini by plane from Athens' International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos or by ferry from the port of Piraeus and Rafina in Athens and other ports in the Greek islands. There are also direct flights to Santorini's International airport from most European countries.