The modern island of Santorini (Thera) is located in the Cycladic archipelago in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. Santorini has been formed by nearly two million years of volcanic activity that have created the unique layers of natural beauty. The island has a rich archaeological and geological history that is evident throughout the landscape as well as in the different intriguing archaeological sites and museums.
Whether you prefer a relaxing trip to the Cyclades or a more adventurous trip in the Aegean, you will not be disappointed while in Santorini. You can do a lot of shopping while strolling through the different villages enjoying the unique characteristics that define each one. There is always a place to rest, enjoy the view and sip a refreshing frappe or ouzo. The island begs for photos and even the amateur can capture the breathtaking sunsets or the whimsical bright pink flowers set against the white washed walls.
For those seeking a more active vacation- you can bike, hike or drive to explore the island at your own pace. Numerous excursions visit the volcano’s hot springs as well as the many beaches or traditional villages. Santorini’s natural terrain provides many steps if you wish to forego the donkeys or cable car.
The volcanic beaches offer a relaxing day in the sun or you can partake in the many beach activities such as volleyball, rackets, jet-skiing, parasailing or diving.