Santorini

 
Due to its fascinating combination of natural beauty, traditional architecture, ancient traces and breathtaking views of the volcano and the sunsets, Santorini is one of the most famous destinations worldwide. Thousands of years ago a dramatic eruption of the volcano destroyed the Minoan civilization and shaped the island in today’s form. Legend has it that Santorini hides the secret of the lost Atlantis...and this is another mystic characteristic that profounds this island with the uniqueness of being the absolute destination for all those who wish to experience a dream while awake… Visiting Santorini is in fact like visiting two different islands:
There is the south beach zone, where one may enjoy the Greek summer, choosing between black, white or red sandy beaches all providing the necessary ingredients for unforgettable summer memories: sun beds and umbrellas, beach bars, restaurants and numerous souvenir shops.
In this zone one may also visit the excavations of Akrotiri, a well preserved ancient city which was abonded by its inhabitants right before the volcano eruption and the ruins of the Ancient Thera, right above Kamari beach.
And then there is the caldera zone up north, where one will live the absolute dream: Walk the caldera path that joins Imerovigli with Fira for an imperative experience..gaze at the white houses and have the strangest views of the volcano through elaborated old doors and windows…choose one of the numerous cozy cafes and restaurants to combine the joy of watching with the joy of fine dining and drinking..or simply get lost at Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia and discover a hidden world of shops and bars that keep up the crazy summer mood up to the dawn!
Another fascinating part of Santorini is Gastronomy.
The anhydrous volcanic soil results an incomparable perpetual harvest of anhydrous fruits and volcanic flavored wines. These fruits led to the establishment of innovative high-class restaurants, cozy tavernas with traditional cuisine, wineries, special corners of local products all over the island that compose a creative backdrop culinary enjoyment.
The choices of specially designed menus and great wine tasting are inexhaustible.

Every season gives Santorini a different face and each one of them has its own beauty; still, the ideal periods to visit Santorini would be March to June and September to late November in order to avoid big crowds and enjoy a perfectly balanced temperature according to the season you will choose.