Santorini, a unique volcanic island in the Cyclades located in the middle of the Aegean, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. Its most amazing feature is the volcano that plays an important role throughout the years as it formed the island and offered it its unique geomorphology.
The island of Santorini ,due to the multiple volcanic activities that has been through, has created a unique wild beauty.
There are plenty of things to do and explore in Santorini.
First and most important is to take any opportunity and visit the island’s most amazing towns.
Firá is the capital of the island; located high up on the edge of the Caldera, it looks like a flying city during night time. Firá, together with Oia, Imerovígli and Firostefáni located high above on a cliff, make up the so-called “Caldera’s eyebrow” which offers an amazing view of the volcano.
Other famous smaller villages are Akrotíri and Méssa Vounó, with their famous prehistorical and archaeological sites, Pýrgos, Karterádos, Emporio , Períssa, Perívolos, Megalohóri, Monólithos, Kamári, Messariá and Ammoúdi, Finikiá.
Half of the villages on the island are full of life and one might say in a cosmopolitan way. The rest of the villages are set in a more quiet lifestyle with their main characteristic people living and working in the agriculture surrounded by vast vineyards; whitewashed cliff-top towns with castles and peaceful sunrises
.Another amazing fact about Santorini is that there are 3 different types Beaches. Black, Red and White are the surprising colors of the beaches, all absolutely worth visiting with light pebble and crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
Apart from the uniqueness of the island and its beauty in general from an architectonical and geological aspect, one should definitely taste the local flavors. The Volcanic ground provides all the special ingredients to make any local product from the earth an ultimate gastronomic experience. Treat your taste buds to traditional products like cherry tomatoes, white eggplants, fava from local fava beans, capers, all found on the island. Santorini is above all known for the exceptional wines produced from grapes grown in the volcanic soil of the island. Assyrtiko, Athyri, Aidani, Mantilaria and Mavrotragano are just some of them. Santorini is a perfect destination whether you travel with family, friends or seek a romantic haven.
As Santorini is considered to be one the most romantic destinations of the world it is also worldwide known as a “wedding destination” or a “honeymoon destination”. The famous sunset is the ultimate romantic experience!
The list of things to see and to do in the island of Santorini in endless.
Our only advice to any visitor of Santorini is one: Do not miss out anything on the island! Take your time and with our guidance explore all the hidden picturesque corners of Santorini!
In Marryposa Royal Services we will fulfill all your expectations regarding the island of Santorini and make sure you enjoy every minute of the time you spend here.
Santorini Useful numbers
Here are the most useful telephone numbers that you might need in Santorini.
Telephone Area Code +30 22860
Santorini Hospital +30 2286035300
Medical Doctor Polichronis Mantas T+30 22860 32785 M+30 6944 273 159
Police Station (Fira) +30 22860 22649
Port Authority +30 22860 22239
Tourist Police +30 22860 22239
Municipality of Thira +30 22860 28097
Airport of Santorini +30 22860 28400