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Santorini

What is it that makes people fall in love with this island of the Aegean? Is it the breathtaking beauty of its red sunsets? Is it the green of the sea, the grey of the volcanic ash or the sharp white and crisp blue of the picturesque villages?
The locals say, that Santorini has a giant, vibrating heart that beats and unites the mountains, the ground, the sea and the people in an unbreakable bond of interdependence.

As you ascend from the sea, the smell of dry, crumbling dirt hits you on the white, winding steps at the top of which you will enjoy one of the most photographed views on our planet. If you close your eyes and open your heart, you will feel a serene strength hiding under the dark waters, a silent whisper of Santa Irene, patroness of the island; a warning that deep inside, with its active volcanoes, Santorini is a dangerous island and this ever-present threat makes the island irresistible lure to visitors from all over.

Santorini is famous for its celebration of life and love. Couples from all around the globe come here for their honeymoon and enamored brides take photos with their new husbands in the beautiful and famous red sunsets. Younger couples head to Santorini to celebrate their love in the picturesque cities of Fira, Oia and Akrotiri and exchange eternal love promises under the bright sun of the Aegean. 

Well-travelled families enjoy the serenity of the view of the Caldera, the active volcano of the island, and are excited to discover the exquisite wines and elegant Cycladic cuisine. Santorini overflows with a great variety of local products like cherry tomatoes, white egg plants, fava, capers and “hloro tyri”, a special kind of fresh goat cheese found on the island. 
There are also exceptional wines produced from grapes grown in the volcanic soil of the island. Wines such as Assyrtiko, Athyri, Aidani, Mantilaria and Mavrotragano are just some of the distinctive varieties that you can taste at the island’s famous wineries (some of them also operate as a museum and organize wine tasting events) or at the many top quality restaurants.