The volcanic island of Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands of
the Cyclades island group and one of the most popular islands of Greece.
Santorini is the fabled 'the legendary Atlantis' - The major eruption of the
volcano in about 1450 BC caused the volcano to sink into the sea sending giant
tidal waves and earthquakes, which wiped out the Minoan civilization of the
island and of Crete. What now remains is an island cluster forming a ring around
the volcano in its centre. The dramatic cliffs on the inner part of the main
island of Thira (Santorini) are totally awesome. The archaeological site of
Acrotiri is a testament to this dramatic event in its history.
The island is well-known for its natural beauty and spectacular sunsets over
the Aegean Sea and the little white houses perched on the edge of the cliffs
make it a popular choice for Honeymoons and romantic holidays.