Santorini is among the best-known Greek islands, mainly for its natural beauty. Santorini is all clear ocean, white-walled buildings and blue-domed churches. In addition, it claims to have some of the best sunsets in the world.

Santorini is an extinct volcano, a caldera where the middle has fallen into the sea creating a ring of crater islands, collectively called Santorini. Hence it has a deep-port lagoon in the middle, arid steep cliffs and dark-sand beaches. The eruption of Santorini 3,600 years ago probably caused the end of the Minoan civilization by swamping nearby Crete with a tsunami. Perhaps it was also this eruption that lost us the legendary city of Atlantis.

Practical Info

Santorini is 120 miles (200 km) southeast of the Greek mainland and well-served by ferries. To get around the island you can catch a bus, or hire a motorcycle and explore all the islands' hidden secrets.

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Santorini Island Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 12 hours

From USD $177.92
From USD $772.67
From USD $75.84

3-Night Santorini Tour from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 4 days

From USD $533.26

Private Tour: Santorini Sightseeing with Fira to Oia Hike

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 5 hours

From USD $85.32
From USD $26.86

Santorini Sunset Dinner Cruise Including Nea Kameni Visit

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Location: Santorini, Greece
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $100.11
From USD $26.86

2-Day Santorini Experience from Athens

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 44 Reviews

Location: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2 days

From USD $301.47
From USD $14.22

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