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What comes out of an enormous volcanic explosion is a flooded crescent caldera and a semicircular island. This is Santorini, also known as Thira. It is a volcanic island found in the Cyclades islands in the middle of Greece and is known to be one of the world’s most romantic island.
Having the best sunsets in the world, it is no surprise that Santorini is a hot spot for wedding and honeymoon get away. It’s thousand years of history and memory splashes colors of red, blue, and almost gold strikes. Most of the beaches have magnificent rock formation, black sand and pebbles as what you would often see on volcanic nature. Perissa is one of the best beaches. Found in the South part of the island, it is the most protect beach from the summer Aegean winds.
Culture and tradition resound around the island visible on its own signature architecture. Church domes are found everywhere and several museums serve as the gatekeeper of its history. There are several archeological sites to fully appreciate the generations that passed by. The Akrotiri excavation displays one of the first settlers of the Aegean and the earliest art forms were recovered from Ancient Thira.
Because it is considered one of the best travel destination in Europe, you can expect comfort and luxury of which you can afford. Shelter is not a problem as there are a variety of hotels and villas that can suit your expectation. Eating is a way of life of the Greeks so restaurants in Santorini are not just a place to have a bite but a venue for entertainment. Grilled meat and seafood are common favorites.
A holiday in Santorini is one that will not only be cherished in photos but definitely an experience that will linger in your heart for a very long time. Definitely, it is one of those fits in your bucket list as one of the places to go to once in a lifetime.