A romantic destination, this small volcanic island is easily recognisable by its scenic villages of Fira, Oia, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Akrotiri which majestically overlook the Aegean Sea, clinging to cliffs over 300m high. From here, the sunset is magnificent with a stunning view of the Caldera, the now submerged crater forming a large bay. On the other side of the island, Kamari, Perissa, Perivolos and Agios Georgios offer an unforgettable gastronomic scene: gyros, souvlaki, tzatziki, salads and baklava, the Greek cuisine is fresh and delicious. In addition, Santorini offers many activities such as cruises, hikes, cultural visits, all in a breathtaking environment!
The history of Santorini is closely linked to the intense volcanic activities that left the island deserted for centuries. The adventurous, ocean-faring Phoenicians in the 13th century BC, gave it the name Kallisti (=the most beautiful) as they were captivated by its stunning beauty. Santorini finally was named by the Latin Empire in the thirteenth century and is a reference to Saint Irene. Every corner of the island reveals a different aspect of the history of the island.