Santorini is a volcanic island located in the Southern Aegean Sea. It is the largest island of the small circular archipelago. It is one of the largest volcanic eruption site recorded in history. It is a must-see island as it has all from hypnotic sunset views of volcanoes rising out of blue seas to islands that are larger than life.
According to various research and excavation done at the Santorini archaeological sites it has been found that the first human presence on the island was during the Neolithic period. It also has hosted an important civilization in during 3600 BC. Discoveries have been made and it shows the existence of an ancient Minoan colony. In ancient times Santorini Island was well known as Stongili which means round in Greek. The island has also been the victim of many volcano eruptions in 1500 BC and it is also considered that it was the main reason for the destruction of the city. According to the history there have been many settlers from 1300 BC to 825 BC and during the 6th and 7th century the island became one the important land for trade affairs.
|Population Statistics (as of 2001)|
|- Area:||90.69 km2 (35 sq mi)|
|- Density:||151 /km2 (390 /sq mi)|
|Time Zone:||EET / EEST (UTC+2/3)|
|Postal:||847 00, 847 02|
Some interesting facts about Santorini for the travellers that may help them in making their travel plan. It gives some pleasurable and amazing sightseeing through the lovely beaches and various landscapes. The place is made up of the Thira and Oia community. It also includes the inhabitants of Nea Kameni, Palaia kameni. Santorini currently looks like a crescent shaped island and it forms a long inner bay called Caldera which is considered and known to be the largest one in the entire north east.
The best part about a vacation in Santorini is that it has a perfect weather round the year but the peak season is considered to be in August when the city is over-filled with tourists.
Besides the historic background of Santorini there are some other interesting things to see and also some adventures things to do in the city. For example:
Santorini is considered to be one of the most beautiful & amazing island of Greece. So do not forget to take a ride into it.