Find Santorinitours.org at Emporio 847 03, call us on 694 457 7918 and book Santorini tours. Santorini’s caldera has posed on countless covers, while its caves (houses carved into the rocks) are recommended as dream homes. Its beaches have conquered the lines of millions of texts.
Its alleys, its chapels, the white of the houses and the blue of its domes, have left speechless whoever has seen them. How can one not have high expectations before arriving in Santorini when he knows that he is going to visit the most beautiful part of the planet?
Its world-class distinctions set the bar high, but Santorini does not seem to rest on its laurels and it will certainly not disappoint you. It is a thrilling destination, one of the most charming places in the world and definitely our most famous island! A trip to the enchanting Santorini, then, is able to convince even the most reluctant that it definitely deserves its “fame”.
“It’s the energy of the island,” say locals, which is responsible for the inconceivability that many give to this destination. This energy, after all, was the inspiration for leading creators, whose works were dedicated to the island, with Odysseus Elytis dedicating to her the homonymous “Ode”, one of his best conceptions.
Like a volcano waking up…
For your (wider) orientation, Santorini is located in the southern Aegean Sea and belongs to the archipelago of the Cyclades. In fact, together with Anafi, it is their southernmost island! Together with Thirasia and Aspronisi they form a circle, in the middle of which is the famous caldera.
The relationship between Santorini and the Volcano is a relationship of life, after all, it owes its “birth” to this. Few know that the caldera was caused by subsidence during the great volcanic eruption of 1650 BC. Inside, submarine eruptions of the volcano created the islands of Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, a fact that is a unique phenomenon worldwide!
Specifically, the volcanoes of Santorini today are: Nea Kameni (1707-1711 AD), Palea Kameni (46-47 AD), the underwater volcano Columbus (1650 AD) and the Christian Islands . Santorini belongs to the volcanic arc of the Aegean and is characterized as an active volcano along with Methana, Milos and Nisyros.
What motivates the visitor, however, is the energy and the “vibrations” that he feels coming here. Believe it or not, here you will reconsider your every rational thought: Santorini or Thira knows how to “touch” deeply whoever looks at it
Did you know that…
If you are wondering how her name came about, then the following information will be very interesting to you:
It was 80,000 years ago, when a terrible eruption of the volcano “gave birth” to Santorini.
In the Bronze Age (1900 – 1600 BC) it was called Strongyli (because of its shape) and according to historical sources it had an impressive culture. Sometime in 1300 BC.
After a period of its desolation- the Phoenicians came to the island, gave it the name Kallisti, while around 1100 BC. the Lacedaemonians, led by Thira, came and gave the area the name it maintains to this day.
The origin of its name derives from the Latin name of the church of Santa Irini located in Thirasia. However, there is information that wants its name to come from the ancient Spartan Thiran who first settled here.
They say that it is enough to visit Santorini once to love it forever. Dazzling white, volcanic landscapes and this enchanting Cycladic blue, “marry” and create landscape images that words seem few to describe.
If you travel by boat, the first image you will encounter is the port. The view that the visitor faces as the ship approaches the land is simply unrepeatable! A steep red and black rock of 300 meters, starring taking your breath away, while high on the edge of the cliff white houses and blue domes compose an image unique to the planet Earth!
Northern extension of Chora is Firostefani. From here and from Imerovigli you will be able to enjoy a wonderful view to the Caldera. In fact, Imerovigli is a traditional settlement built at the highest point of the Caldera.
Apano Meria, in the northern part of the island, includes the settlements of Oia, Tholos, Perivolos and Finikia. Oia is world famous for its sunset, while here is the castle of Agios Nikolaos and the old port, Ammoudi where today are gathered beautiful taverns with fresh fish.