Santorini is the ideal plase to spend your vacation that combines entertaiment, relaxation and adventure. Santorini is unlike any other Greek island. It has a unique mystic aura and characteristices .
Santorini Island considered one of the finest holiday spots in the world, is most famous for its Caldera -which is the opening created by the Santorini volcano- , its breathtaking sunset view and its beaches, which have unique colors due to the volcanic properties of the sand. Santorini rocky cliffs and landscape are almost primitive and wild, adding even more to its mystery. A 4.000 year old history and the eternal rock continues to stand, strong and majestic, rising proudly from the sea and guarding well the secrets of Atlantis
CHARACTERISTICS Rocky steep terrain on the caldera side (west coast), volcanic rock, pumice stone, unusual rock formations. Other areas have a gentler terrain. Climate is moist, warm summers with cool evenings. August has the famous 'Meltemia' winds. Sparse rainfall during the winter months.
ARCHITECTURE Cave Houses (dug into the volcanic rock), neo classical mansions, cobbled streets and winding paths, domed churches (many with a blue dome), and most houses have a dome at some part of the roof structure.
CAPITAL Fira : built on the Caldera cliffs on the west coast of the island
LATITUDE 36 19’ 56” to 36 28’ 40” N.
LONGITUDE 25 19’ 22” to 25 29’ 13” E.
CLIMATE Santorini has a warm Mediterranean climate. In summer, dry hot days are often relieved by stiff breezes, especially in the north and coastal areas. The evenings are cool. Winters are relatively mild. November to March is the rainy (sort-of) season. Light sweaters might be needed for evenings, on cool days.
Santorini also known as Thira, belongs to the Cyclades cluster, is 73 km2 and it's populated by appr. 13.500 permanent inhabitants
Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing can quite describe the unsurpassed magic of it.