With its white-washed houses, blue-domed buildings and vivid sunsets, Santorini has earned its reputation as the island of romance. The added draw of volcanic, black sand beaches, lively nightlife and turquoise waters has proved a fail-safe combination that continues to lure visitors to its shores.
One of the famed Cyclades islands, in the Aegean Sea southeast of the Greek mainland, Santorini has been forever shaped by its volcanic past. An eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaped this rugged island’s landscape with a portion of island collapsing into a caldera which is now under the sea. With beaches made of lava pebbles and a makes Santorini a destination quite unlike any other.
Santorini isn’t just all natural scenery though, with traditional whitewashed buildings, vineyards and fields you can also get a piece of traditional Greece during your holiday. The arid climate is also great for sun worshipers who flock to Perissa and Kamari beach, the latter of which has a Blue Flag status.