Santorini

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.

History:

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.

Information

Coordinates 36°25′N 25°26′E
Government
Country: Greece
Periphery: South Aegean
Peripheral Unit: Santorini
Population Statistics (as of 2001)
Municipality
 - Population: 13,670
 - Area: 90.69 km2 (35 sq mi)
 - Density: 151 /km2 (390 /sq mi)
Municipal Unit
 - Population: 12,440
Community
 - Population: 2,291
Other
Time Zone: EET / EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal: 847 00, 847 02
Telephone: 22860
Auto: EM

 

Santorini Greece

Facts About Santorini (Greece)

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.  

Santorini Weather & Climate

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.

Santorini Average Temperatures

Month Celsious Fahrenheit
January 12 53
February 13 55
March 12 53
April 17 62
May 19 66
June 25 77
July 27 80
August 27 80
September 24 75
October 21 69
November 17 62
December 13 55

Things to Do & Things to See in Santorini

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:

  1. You can visit the beautiful villages of Santorini as they consist of unique character and style. On and all Santorini consist of 18 villages.
  2. Next you can explore the spectacular and amazing beaches of Santorini . The colorful sandy beaches of the Island are considered to be the prime attraction of the same.
  3. All the beaches of the city are well organized with taverns, beach bars and cafes. Also they provide the facility of taking a ride on the adventurous water sports.
  4. You can watch the breathtaking view of the sunset. The spectacular view of the Sunset of the Santorini Island is not only known in Greece but is well known in the entire world. It is also considered to be the most romantic spot and you will find many couples enjoying the view in the company of each other.
  5. You can explore the buried city of Akrotiri. One of the oldest cities of the Island. It was buried about 3500 years ago due to a series of the volcanic eruption. It is said to be the best archaeological site of the Island.
  6. Santorini is blessed with some the world famous vineyards in the Greece and the visit to the same will be very exciting.
  7. A mule ride in the island will be an amazing experience.
  8. A travel with the Cable car will add another charm to your trip.
  9. Finally lots of jewellery and other artefacts shopping can be done.

Santorini is considered to be one of the most beautiful & amazing island of Greece. So do not forget to take a ride into it.   

Santorini Museums

  • The Museum of Prehistoric Thera
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • The Naval Museum
  • The Megaron Gyzi Museum
  • The Wall Paintings of Thera Exhibition
  • The Folklore Museum
  • The Wine Museum
  • Traditional Village “Vanishing Santorini ”
  • The Museum of Minerals & Fossils
  • Argyros Mansion
  • Art Space
  • The Icons and Relics Collection of Pyrgos