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Santorini: Experience the Magic This Summer

Santorini, the magical Greek island enveloped in charm and mystery is often referred to as the “crown jewel of Greece”. And now it's the best time to prepare for travel to Santorini this year, because peak season starts in June.

One of the most popular destinations in the country, Santorini also boasts the status as one of the top honeymoon locations in the world.

Santorini - Geography

Santorini also features some of the most unique geography in an island, having been formed from a series of volcanic explosions that took place over thousands of years. The end result is a wonderland of ebony volcanic rocks, steep cliffs and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Experiences in Santorini

There are certain experiences that you can live only in Santorini. Below are some of them.

  • Explore Oia When most people think of Santorini, the first thing that comes to mind is picturesque white washed houses with blue shutters. And this is because the island is famous for its beautiful village of Oia, which is one of the most photographed settings on the island. Perched on the edge of the caldera, Oia is a maze of renovated cave houses, small squares and narrow streets. You must view the spectacular sunset at the Oia castle, which just happens to be the most famous on the island. Oia lets you enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and take pictures of one of Greece’s most iconic landscapes.
  • Tour Akrotiri There really isn’t anything quite like Akrotiri. A visit here is like taking a journey in time. Visitors can enjoy wandering around the squares and streets of the pre-historic city of tens of thousands of inhabitants, as well as admire the elegant mansions and finesse of the 17th century BC.
  • Visit the Museums in Santorini While at Santorini, be sure to also visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, as well as the Archaeological Museum, to take you into the rich, long history of the Island. At the Museum of Prehistoric Thera you can browse through the important artifacts discovered during the excavations at Akrotiri. These include impressive bronze pottery items, plaster furniture moldings and the unique golden wild goat statuette. The Archaeological Museum on the other hand exhibits collections of inscriptions and sculpture from the archaic period to the Roman times.
  • Explore Emporio Village Located in the heart of the island is the village of Emporio, where you can stroll through the streets of one of the best-preserved castle cities in Santorini. Here you can admire the tall church steeples and take amazing photographs. Also visit the Panagia Mesiani church, which is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. This is the island’s second most important church which also houses a beautiful wooden temple.
  • Taste Santorini Cuisine Arguably the most gastronomic island in the Aegean, Santorini has a wide range of exceptional food products and restaurants that add another dimension to Greek cuisine. For a true taste of Santorini, be sure to sample some of the dishes prepared by the island’s chefs who cook with passion and add soul to island produce. And don’t forget to accompany your sumptuous Greek feast with a bottle of “Santorini” the local island wine.