The island of Santorini is located in the Cyclades islands, of the Aegean Sea. Sublime Santorini deserves all the superlatives. Even the most jaded traveller succumbs to the surreal landscape, relic of what was probably the biggest volcanic eruption in recorded history. The caldera and its vast curtain wall of multicoloured cliffs is spectacular.
Santorini is famous for its magical sunsets. The village of Oia, on the northern tip of the island, is a hugely popular sunset viewing site due to the uninterrupted view of the sun as it finally sinks below the horizon. From further south down at the caldera edge, the last of the setting sun can be obscured by the islands of Nea Kameni and Thirasia.
The beaches are unique: the most famous are Perissa, Kamari and the Red Beach. Perissa and Kamari have a large and endless black sandy beach while the famous Red beach of Greece is composed of black and red volcanic rocks.
In addition to Oia, Santorini has other captivating clifftop villages that are worth exploring: Fira, Messaria and Imerovigli.
Pretty white box houses clinging to the Cliffside
Sunset whilst dining on fresh fish in the village of Fira