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Welcome to Santorini

Welcome to Santorini famous for the wonderful sea

 

Santorini is a volcanic island of Cyclades surfaced in the prehistoric age in Aegean sea. Nowadays it is only a little part of an ancient crater and it happen after an eruption of the Volcano. Someone link the Santorini history to Atlantis myte, the lost empire. Excavations in the Akrotiri area have demonstrated that this island was the cradle of an advanced civilization, since 4000 years b.c, destroyed by the explosion. In the antiquity, the first that inhabited the island were Minoans. Later, during the Dorian time, in the seventh century b.c., was found the famous Cyrene. The island first name was Thera, was occupied by the Phoenicians in the ninth century and became an important place of refreshment along the routes of travel along Mediterranean sea. Santorini is now a wonderful place to be visited thanks to his history and his fantastic sea.

 

Informations and facts

 

Night-life

For the night there is a wide range of choices. In the village centers, you can find everything. Some disco-bars have to be mentioned: the Taboo, the Trip in the Music, the Mylos cafe the Tropical. Among the discos you can make a choice from ones on the seaside like the Chilli Bar and the Wet Stories or other in the centre: the main and most popular are: Koo and the Enigma Club. The night is wonderful for entertainment for young people even if Santorini isn't so noise and people can walk along streets and find some peaceful places.

Shopping

Shopping in Santorini can be seen like an amazing moment.The island is not so cahotic and you can chose what do you prefer from jewellerries to leather products but there are also a lot of souvenir shops. Like products also prices are very different from really expensive to truly cheap. Santorini is famous for his wine and wide range of grapes that you can find and buy. Wine is really good and it happen probabily for the vulcanic origin.

Sight-seeing

There are some places that you can't miss if you want to visit Santorini, one of them is the Oai Sunset. It is really striking and recommended, a lot of beaches are wonderful with white or red sand, what you can do is visit the island to capture different views. For the ones that are interested in the culture there is also a prehistoric museum, the Akrotiri archeological site and ancient Thera that can be visited with Dorian settlement that includes remains from Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. You can get some places with donkeys, or discover some oxbows and can be fun to dive from those. You can organize the trips that you prefer for the variety of possibilities that Santorini offers.

Time
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hour

Climate

Santorini has a wonderful Mediterranean climate, it has cool summers and mild winters. During the winter the average of temperature is about 55 F (13 C). In the summer the weather is wonderful and it is a perfect moment to visit the island and take a bath in the sea.

Public transport

The Santorini island is well served by local buses. During the high season there is the timetable posted on Fira terminous to inform people about routes. During the summer the buses are more frequent and the prices of the tickets depends on the destination but they are generally cheap. A good alternative is to rent a car or scooter that is a very common choice especially among the youngers.

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