Venture into Santorini’s seaside treasures and enjoy impressive lunar landscapes and spectacular rock formation. Relish deep blue waters and beaches with red, white or black sand and volcanic pebbles. To adore the mesmerizing beauty of Santorini Island you need to possess Greece Schengen visa. So apply for online Greece visa now explore this amazing Supermodel of Greek islands.
Before exploring the uniqueness of this destination let us first learn about the history of this charming Island.
Santorini also known as Thira in Greek is a comprised of group of islands like Therasia which is inhabited and also uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. Santorini is a gem of southern Aegean Sea, an elongated embayment of Mediterranean Sea. The island is spread over an area of 73 square kilometers and is scarcely populated.
The history behind the creation of this island is amazing. The island is formed by the remains of enormous volcanic eruptions that destroyed the earlier settlement of a formerly single island. The eruption destroyed the pre historic civilization, evidence of which was found during the excavations. 12 huge eruptions occurring in every 20,000 years approximately gave birth to this group of islands. The whole complex of Santorini islands is an active volcano and perhaps the only volcano whose crater is in the sea. Last major volcanic eruption is known to have occurred 3600 years ago. Volcanoes now seem to have made peace with the island and its inhabitants as the most recent volcanic activity is known to have occurred in 1950.
The island is crescent shaped surrounded by 300 m high steep cliffs on the three sides of this giant central, rectangular lagoon. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by a smaller island called Therasia.
The whole island can be considered as a huge geological museum hosting wide range of geological structures and forms.
Picturesque towns: Fira, a picturesque capital of the island appears like a marvelous painting. The capital together with Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia offer an amazing view of the volcano. Some villages of the island are renowned for their mesmerizing archaeological sites, some of the villages are cosmopolitan and some more peaceful. These towns are surrounded by whitewashed cliff-top towns offering amazing view out over the Aegean.
Culinary paradise: The mesmerizing beauty of the island is accompanied with ultimate gastronomic experience. Traditional mouth watering products like cherry tomatoes, fava, caper, white egg plants, hloró tyrí”, a special kind of fresh goat cheese are a treat to your taste buds.
Wine lovers will enjoy the taste of exceptional distinctive varieties of wines here produced from grapes grown in volcanic soil of the island.
A spa in the Aegean Sea: Rent a boat and hop on a day cruise at Gialos, Ammoudi or Athinio and take a tour around the Caldera. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa in Aegean Sea and discover the churches built into caves. Take a dive in the thermal waters and experience a one of a kind volcanic spa.