Santorini is a group of islands in the south Aegean sea: Thera, Thirassia, Aspronisi, the Christiana Islands, Palia Kameni (Hot Springs) and Nea Kameni (Volcano). The Province of Thera (Thira) is made up of Santorini, Anafi, Thirassia, Ios, Folegandros and Sikinos – the Southern Cyclades group. Santorini is considered to be the most sought after place for a romantic getaway in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! The island has a growing reputation as a “wedding destination” for couples not only from Greece but from all over the world. A trip to Santorini with the other half is a dream for anyone who has seen at least one photo of the island’s famous Caldera and exchanging kisses beneath Santorini’s famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience! A visit to Santorini is the ultimate gastronomic experience, as the island is a true culinary paradise! Treat your taste buds to some famous traditional products like cherry tomatoes, white egg plants, fava, caper and “hloró tyrí”, a special kind of fresh goat cheese found on the island, or why not try some of the exceptional wines produced from grapes grown in the volcanic soil of the island! Assyrtiko, Athyri, Aidani, Mantilaria and Mavrotragano are just some of the distinctive varieties that you can taste at the island’s famous wineries (some of them operate as a museum as well) or at restaurants.
How to get there:
Boats depart from Piraeus all year round. During the summer season high speed hydrofoils also leave from Piraeus. There are also connections from Crete during the summer. Direct flights from Athens International Airport are available all year round.