When the pages of Greece tourism unfold, the important name that strikes anyone’s eyes is Santorini. Cool, happening and awesome, Santorini is a wonderful island, which finds its place in the list of must see places of an inveterate traveler.
Imagine a place with lush green trees sprawled across the plains with an awesome picturesque, the thought itself is amazing. There exists amidst the parts of the world the place, which is not just calm and cool, but something which brings into the mind about the picture of the heaven. With royal and majestic buildings, it’s no exaggeration to say Santorini looks like heaven. In fact, it looks like nature’s beauty has made Santorini its home.
|Santorini Coordinates:||36°25.2′N 25°25.9′E|
|Santorini Island Chain:||Cyclades|
|Santorini Area:||73 km² (28 sq.mi.)|
|Santorini Periphery:||South Aegean|
|Santorini Population:||13,402 (as of 2001)|
|Santorini Density:||184 /km² (475 /sq.mi.)|
|Santorini Postal code:||847 00, 847 02|
|Santorini Area code:||22860|
|Santorini License code:||EM|
Santorini is believed to be the base of the volcano, whose top was blown off due to volcano eruption ages ago. The place lies towards the south of Greece.
The climate in Santorini is not pleasant during summer. However, the day temperature in July is around 30 degree Celsius during day time and 22 degree Celsius during nights.
If there is any best destination in Greece for beach lovers, then it has to be Santorini. With many beaches, Santorini is best place to spend a joyful holiday. The beaches in Santorini are completely different compared to other beaches in Greece given the fact the geographical location. The volcanic lumps that lay offshore and the steep clips give a good picturesque pleasure.
The beautiful villages in the Greek islands are in Santorini. Most of the villages, which are situated on the edge of the island, give a beautiful sight of the sun rise. Not to miss in the villages is the traditional architecture. Oia, Fira, Messaria and Emporio are some of the important villages in Santorini. Do not forget to carry a camera with extra charged battery when you visit the villages of Santorini because you cannot just stop yourself from viewing the ancient structures through the camera lens.
By plane: You can reach Santorini in a plane via Athens. The beautiful city Athens is just 40 minutes away from Santorini. Nevertheless, you can hire a chartered flight if you have deep pockets as many European countries operate chartered flights to Santorini.
Road: You can hire a taxi or rent a care and drive to Santorini from Athens.
Sea: There are ferry boats operating between Athens and Santorini.
There are a vast range of hotels in Santorini besides many resorts near the beaches. Not only luxurious hotels, but budget and economy hotels have also opened their doors to the visitors in Santorini. One can also book their accommodation through online.