Mysterious Island: Santorini

Aside from it’s captivating beauty and history reaching 4000 years back, Santorini is also linked with the mythical Atlantis, and the mysterious island where captain Nemo watch the volcano eruption. This beguiling tourist hotspot offers glorious sunsets, amazing beaches with dark sand and azure blue water of the Aegean sea; views of the volcano and neighboring islands, appealing resorts, and postcard worthy scenery.
This beauty is located in the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea and about 120 miles southeast from Greece’s mainland.

By plane it’s about 40 minutes from Athens, and 8 - 13 hours by ferry boat from the port of Piraeus, Thessaloniki or Crete and almost all the Cycladic islands.

The Mediterranean climate: basically extended periods of sunshine, warm and dry summers and mild winters makes it possible to visit all year round and enjoy the view.

The place was once called Kalliste which means "the most beautiful one". The Latin Empire gave the name Santorini , which is a reference to Saint Irene. To me Santorini is a magical island full of ancient secrets waiting to unfold.
photos by Geaorge Pallas
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