Santorini: Town on a Cliff
Cruise ship heads for Santorini
Santorini: Cruise ship docked
Santorini white deck
Santorini caldera
Santorini Past and Present
Santorini brown volcanic cliffs
Santorini black gates

Santorini, Greece, is quite simply the most photogenic island in the Aegean, a whitewashed collection of buildings perched on the rocky cliffs of an ancient caldera. The southern most island in the Aegean Sea, it is the result of a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago and volcanic activity continues into the present, the last eruption being in 1950, building up two small islands in the caldera: Palea and Nea Kameni. The name of the island dates from the thirteenth century when the Crusaders named it after the small chapel of Agia Irini (Santa Irene).
It is no wonder that it is such a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. People try to find the cheapest airline tickets here, so once they have flights they can splash out on some exquisite accommodation. There is nothing like staying in one of the beautiful white washed buildings, soaking up the sun while over looking the sea. It is truly the nearest you will come to paradise in Europe.

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