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My honeymoon at Santorini in Greece.... So Romantic

Updated on September 25, 2008

MY DREAM HONEYMOON AT SANTORINI GREECE

Santorini Greece is one of the most popular destinations of Greece and is known as the home of one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.

Every year, thousands of tourists visit Santorini to discover the famous submerged caldera, the volcano's crater, which is situated today in the middle of a 32 square miles basin of water. Around the basin, hanging on cliffs of 150m to 300m height, one can admire some of the most beautiful traditional villages of the Cyclades. The lively colours of the white Cycladic houses and blue painted windows contrast stunningly against the black volcanic rocks rising from sea. This scenery keeps inspiring artists and visitors...These villages are named Fira, Firostefani, Immerovigli and Oia.

The island name comes from ‘Santa Irini' and it is officially called Thera. Santorini is located in the south of the Cycladic islands, just between Ios and Anafi, 130 nautical miles from Piraeus and 70 nautical miles from Crete. The island covers an area of 96 km2, has a coastline of 69 kilometres and its length reaches 18 km. Santorini has a population of about 6500-7000 inhabitants during winter, a number that rises up to 11.000 during the summer.

During the ancient times, the shape of Santorini was circular and that was the reason it was also called Strongili, which means circular in Greek. The volcano's eruption destroyed the centre of the island, causing it to sink and to create today's caldera.The first eruption of the Volcano took place around 1500 BC, and is said to be responsible for the destruction of the great Minoan civilisation of Crete. The last eruption took place in 1956 but the volcano remains active until today. Some believe that the destruction of Santorini could be related to that of the mythical Atlantis.

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MY DREAM HONEYMOON AT SANTORINI GREECE

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Santorini Pictures: The red Beach, the most famous beach of the island of Santorini Greece.An incredible sunset from the village of Firostefani on Santorini Greece.Santorini Pictures: Amazing sunset of Santorini Greece.The view of the caldera from the village of Firostefani.Photos of Santorini: View of the village of Fira, the main town of Santorini, by night.The view of the caldera from the village of Firostefani.The beautiful architecture of a house located in the village of Imerovigli.The famous beach of Perissa and the enormous rock of Mesa Vouno on Santorini Greece.The rock of Skaros in front of the village of Imerovigli.One of the most famous churches of the island of Santorini Greece.One of the most famous churches of the island of Santorini Greece.Santorini Pictures: View of the cliffs from a hotel in Firostefani.Pictures of Santorini : A sunset behind the famous submeged volcano of the island of Santorini Greece. Santorini Photos : A sample of the harmony between the architecture of the island of Sanorini Greece and the landscape.Santorini Photos : View of the village of Oia and the sunset on Santorini Greece.Photos of Santorini: The ruins of the Venetian castle, Kastro, in Oia is used as a spot to view the sunset of Santorini Greece.Santorini Pictures: The sea near the traditional village of Oia on Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: The red Beach, the most famous beach of the island of Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: The red Beach, the most famous beach of the island of Santorini Greece.
An incredible sunset from the village of Firostefani on Santorini Greece.
An incredible sunset from the village of Firostefani on Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: Amazing sunset of Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: Amazing sunset of Santorini Greece.
The view of the caldera from the village of Firostefani.
The view of the caldera from the village of Firostefani.
Photos of Santorini: View of the village of Fira, the main town of Santorini, by night.
Photos of Santorini: View of the village of Fira, the main town of Santorini, by night.
The view of the caldera from the village of Firostefani.
The view of the caldera from the village of Firostefani.
The beautiful architecture of a house located in the village of Imerovigli.
The beautiful architecture of a house located in the village of Imerovigli.
The famous beach of Perissa and the enormous rock of Mesa Vouno on Santorini Greece.
The famous beach of Perissa and the enormous rock of Mesa Vouno on Santorini Greece.
The rock of Skaros in front of the village of Imerovigli.
The rock of Skaros in front of the village of Imerovigli.
One of the most famous churches of the island of Santorini Greece.
One of the most famous churches of the island of Santorini Greece.
One of the most famous churches of the island of Santorini Greece.
One of the most famous churches of the island of Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: View of the cliffs from a hotel in Firostefani.
Santorini Pictures: View of the cliffs from a hotel in Firostefani.
Pictures of Santorini : A sunset behind the famous submeged volcano of the island of Santorini Greece.
Pictures of Santorini : A sunset behind the famous submeged volcano of the island of Santorini Greece.
Santorini Photos : A sample of the harmony between the architecture of the island of Sanorini Greece and the landscape.
Santorini Photos : A sample of the harmony between the architecture of the island of Sanorini Greece and the landscape.
Santorini Photos : View of the village of Oia and the sunset on Santorini Greece.
Santorini Photos : View of the village of Oia and the sunset on Santorini Greece.
Photos of Santorini: The ruins of the Venetian castle, Kastro, in Oia is used as a spot to view the sunset of Santorini Greece.
Photos of Santorini: The ruins of the Venetian castle, Kastro, in Oia is used as a spot to view the sunset of Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: The sea near the traditional village of Oia on Santorini Greece.
Santorini Pictures: The sea near the traditional village of Oia on Santorini Greece.

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