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Santorini: an island full of myths and beauty
La Santorini island in Greece it is a key piece in the history of Greece, protagonist of some legends of worldwide scope and with an extraordinary beauty. Not in vain is the most visited in Greece by tourists. It has everything: hotels, culture and history, nature, fun and nightlife.
This island of Greece is of volcanic origin, which explains that peculiar form of half moon and a depression of the terrain called 'caldera', which is located under the lagoon. Because of these characteristics, it is related to the myth of Atlantis, the lost continent.
Fira is the capital of Santorini and it is the most important of the towns of the island. It's found on the west side of the island to 10 km from the main port of Santorini, Athinios. It has many cheap hotels.
Luxury villages by the island of Santorini
The island is surrounded by beautiful hotels on the cliffs, it is impressive to reach the limit of the island and see the sea under your feet, more than 300 meters. Also from some points of Santorini (Greece) you can see nearby islands and volcanoes, you can even make an excursion to visit the volcano and its thermal waters.
The streets of the villages of Santorini in Greece They remind us of the oriental lifestyle: narrow and tortuous streets, the appearance of the houses ... it is a very original sight. Most of the houses are whitewashed with lime but decorated in Blue very striking.
Oia is another of the towns that is located on the edge of Santorini caldera, being a city precious where the mixture of buildings makes it spectacular.
Party and nightlife of the island of Santorini
To get out of party at night on this island in Greece there are some 'specially recommended' villages. With the Top Santorini hotels in Fira, he is the king of the party, and Kamari is not bad either. In these towns you will find bars and discos of all kinds. The streets are flooded for fun nights.
There are also some beaches that stand out for the nightlife. Kamari, Perivolos and Perissa have several clubs on the beach that organize the best parties in Greece.
Perissa is located 15 km southeast of Fira, very touristy, with a long black sand beach and offers a great variety of hotels and rooms, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.
The island of Santorini in Greece
Blue domes they dot an ocean of white facades on the edge of volcanic stone cliffs. Santorini and its peculiar architecture seem taken from a postal.
His rare 73 km & sup2; they do not prevent you from treasuring beaches and coves of great beauty, century-old vineyards and one of the best hotel offers in the Mediterranean.
Tourism is its main pillar and practically its reason for being, because every year 1.5 million visitors they stay in their lodgings, a figure that multiplies the population of this Aegean paradise by a hundred.
And is that the Santorini Island hotels They are among the most coveted in Greece and it is not by chance precisely, you will understand it perfectly when you see the hotels stationed in the caldera.
The hotels on the island of Santorini
Katikies, Canaves Oia, Perivolas, Mystique and others five star hotels can be found in the 'top' 100 of prestigious journals such as Travel and Leisure or Condé Nast Traveler, being an absolute reference in this sector.
But Santorini, Greece is not Monte Carlo. This archipelago also has lodgings that will satisfy the needs of the small savers.
In fact, what predominate are cozy hotels, almost always with a family administration, that compensates the limitations of the service with a close, more human and authentic treatment, added value in all the senses.
Since then, feel like home It has no price, and the consummate traveler prefers it to opulence-although in this paradise everything is compatible.
Tourism on the island of Santorini
Santorini in Greece it is much more than this. his abrupt and exotic geography It has nothing to envy to the Bahamas.
Almost 4 a thousand years ago, its volcano (a light version of the Krakatoa) exploded opening into an underwater hole in the very heart of the island, which today is surrounded by countless cliffs and dark substrate beaches.
Hence, its half-moon "physiognomy" constitutes a tourist attraction in itself, which is complemented by many other forms of leisure: excursions to the volcano, Archaeological ruins in Akrotiri, wine tourism tours or dreamy sunsets in Oia.
All this without mentioning the thousand and one activities that we can enjoy (hiking, diving, donkey rides, night pubs, Etc.).