Thera or Thira is a small,
circular archipelago of
volcanic islands located in
southern Aegean Sea ,
about 200 km southeast
of mainland Greek, is one
of the most known and
famous Greek islands with
an area of approximately
73 km ² and a population
of 13,402 inhabitants in
The island of Santorini was
formed by the eruption of a
volcano about 3500 years ago,
which plunged much of the island
leaving what is today
It is also the place that inspired
the legend of Atlantis, the
In Santorini we can find
two most visited villages,
Fira and Oia and luxury
hotels visited by famous
and rich people.
There are several museums in Santorini. Each one shows some elements of
ancient Greek culture as well as pottery, old constructions or gastronomy.
In Greece the most famous food is the cheese, that has a very intense flavor.
It is also well known for the gastronomy of Santorini olive oil, that is used
for many meals.
Santorini is famous, among other
things, for its white houses with
Another tourist attraction are the
donkeys to go up or down to the
town of Fira
PARTIES AND FESTIVITIES
Santorini parties are mainly concentrated during the summer months and
almost all have a religious character.
There is also a great festive atmosphere during day and night, especially in
some of the most popular beaches for youth.
In Santorini won`t find monuments, but elements of the ancient Minoan
There are also several orthodox religious shrines that are curious to visit.