Why Santorini is a top destination?

Santorini’s caldera has posed on countless covers, while its caves are recommended as dream homes. Find Santorinitours.org at Emporio 847 03, call us on 694 457 7918 and take a Santorini private tour. Its beaches have conquered the lines of millions of texts. Its alleys, its chapels, the white of the houses and the blue of its domes, have left speechless whoever has seen them. How can one not have high expectations before arriving in Santorini when he knows that he is going to visit the most beautiful part of the planet?

Its world-class distinctions set the bar high, but Santorini does not seem to rest on its laurels and it will certainly not disappoint you. It is a thrilling destination, one of the most charming places in the world and definitely our most famous island! A trip to the enchanting Santorini, then, is able to convince even the most reluctant that it definitely deserves its “fame”.

Ammoudi, the picturesque port

Looking under the castle of Oia, Ammoudi shows the small picturesque port with fish taverns. During the 19th and 20th c. was the main port of Oia and all trade in the area took place from there. There are two ways to reach it: go down the 214 steps that start near the castle or go by car. If you prefer the stairs, let me prepare for you that the climb will be difficult, while if you go by car, maybe in the summer with a lot of people you will have a hard time overtaking.

For your orientation, Santorini is located in the southern Aegean Sea and belongs to the archipelago of the Cyclades. In fact, together with Anafi, it is their southernmost island! Together with Thirasia and Aspronisi they form a circle, in the middle of which is the famous caldera.

The relationship between Santorini and the Volcano is a relationship of life, after all, it owes its “birth” to this. Few know that the caldera was caused by subsidence during the great volcanic eruption of 1650 BC. Inside, submarine eruptions of the volcano created the islands of Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, a fact that is a unique phenomenon worldwide!

Specifically, the volcanoes of Santorini today are: Nea Kameni (1707-1711 AD), Palea Kameni (46-47 AD), the underwater volcano Columbus (1650 AD) and the Christian Islands . Santorini belongs to the volcanic arc of the Aegean and is characterized as an active volcano along with Methana, Milos and Nisyros.

What motivates the visitor, however, is the energy and the “vibrations” that he feels coming here. Believe it or not, here you will reconsider your every rational thought: Santorini or Thira knows how to “touch” deeply whoever looks at it

Did you know?

If you are wondering how her name came about, then the following information will be very interesting to you:

It was 80,000 years ago, when a terrible eruption of the volcano “gave birth” to Santorini … In the Bronze Age (1900 – 1600 BC) it was called Strongyli (because of its shape) and in fact according to historical sources it had an impressive culture. Sometime in 1300 BC. -After a period of its desolation- the Phoenicians came to the island, gave it the name Kallisti, while around 1100 BC. the Lacedaemonians, led by Thira, came and gave the area the name it maintains to this day.

The origin of its name derives from the Latin name of the church of Santa Irini located in Thirasia. However, there is information that wants its name to come from the ancient Spartan Thiran who first settled here.

They say that it is enough to visit Santorini once to love it forever. Dazzling white, volcanic landscapes and this enchanting Cycladic blue “marry” and create landscape images that words seem few to describe.

If you travel by boat, the first image you will encounter is the port. The view that the visitor faces as the ship approaches the land is simply unrepeatable! A steep red and black rock of 300 meters, starring taking your breath away, while high on the edge of the cliff white houses and blue domes compose an image unique to the planet Earth!

Your next stop is Fira, the country of island, which you will reach either by car or by cable car. Fira is a masterpiece of architectural perfection, combined with a wonderful view of the Caldera. Here, you will see the orthodox and catholic metropolis, the Venetian building Gizi that houses the spiritual center of Thira, the famous church of Agios Minas, the Dominican Convent, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Prehistoric Thera with the unique exhibition of masterpieces of prehistoric art of the Aegean etc.

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