Santorini, Greece
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No other Greek island is more famous for its romantic setting, mythic beauty, and volcanic scenery. Santorini enchants with a deep blue bay, high cliffs, black and red sand beaches, and white-washed towns perched on the crater rim.

Your harbor on this island was created by a volcano in 1500 BC., and the effect is still explosive: steep cliffs rise from sea level, cubist white houses glow in the Aegean sun.

Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape-whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

POINTS OF INTEREST
  • Black Sand Beach (Kamari)
    This seaside village, on the southeast side of Santorini, is famous for its expansive and dramatic black sand beach. Created by volcanic activity, this area is teeming with watersports, cafes and tavernas.
  • Fira
    Perched on the edge of a dramatic cliff, the island’s capital boasts a stunning combination of Cycladic and Venetian architecture, outstanding views of the submerged volcano and an aerial cable car transportation system.
  • Oia
    At the northern tip of Santorini lies this charming Greek village, known for its picturesque architecture, cobblestone lanes, pristine whitewashed buildings and a host of welcoming cafes, shops and blue-domed churches.
  • Palaia & Nea Kameni – Santorini Volcano
    These uninhabited islands, located in the center basin of Santorini, were created by a series of volcanic eruptions 3,500 years ago. Jagged black lava and therapeutic hot springs characterize their extraordinary landscape.
  • Prehistoric Museum
    A treasure trove of history and culture, this museum contains an excellent collection of artifacts found in excavations throughout the area, including the archeological site of Akotiri, known as Santorini’s “Pompeii.”
  • Santorini Crater
    A volcanic eruption around 1650 B.C. caused the center of the island to implode into the sea, forming a huge water-filled crater called the “caldera,” which legend proclaims to be the lost city of Atlantis.
  • The Mountain of Prophet Elijah
    The island’s highest point towers 2,000 feet above the sea and offers panoramic views of Santorini.
  • Winery Tour
    This region is famous for world-class wines and unique vinification methods. Visit some of the world’s oldest vineyards and learn how the micro-climate and rich volcanic soil produces such a full-bodied bouquet.

Shore & Land Excursions