Santorini is a volcano island just 200 km away from the mainland Greece. The place was formed after a large volcanic eruption that created a caldera. Santorini is famous for its amazing views, beautiful sunsets, destination weddings, and an active volcano. The white beach, red beach, and black pebble beach in Kamari are some places which should not be missed.
Santorini island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in the history of mankind: the Minoan eruption which is believed to have led to the downfall of the Minoan civilization. The small island offers a rich variety of landscapes - including beaches, sunsets, and villages. Visit traditional architecture in Mesa Gonia containing the ruins from the 1956 earthquake. Pyrgos is another notable village with its grand old houses, remains of a Venetian castle and several Byzantine churches. The major settlements on the island include Fira (Phira), Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos, and Therasia. Akrotiri is a major archaeological site, with ruins from the Minoan era. Santorini was ranked as the world's best island by many magazines and travel sites, including the Travel+Leisure Magazine, the BBC, US News, andTripAdvisor.
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