Situated in the Aegean Sea about 120 miles from the Greek mainland, the tiny island of Santorini boasts some of the finest scenery in all of Greece. The island is the largest of the Cyclades group, which were split asunder and were partially destroyed after a truly enormous volcanic explosion several thousand years ago. There is now a rectangular lagoon between the islands, flanked by a vast wall of spectacular multi-coloured cliffs.
The sunsets of Santorini
Amongst this impressive, dramatic scenery, there are a number of gleaming white houses standing proudly on the sloping hillsides of the main port of Athinios. There are also a number of historic remains on the island of Santorini.
Additionally, Santorini - also known as Thira - is famous for its spectacular sunsets. At certain places there are hugely popular viewing sites that offer uninterrupted views of the sun as it sinks below the horizon. Nowadays, with so many beautiful landscapes and so much to see, the island of Santorini is a true delight to explore.