Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi).
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon is connected to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest.
Great poets have sung its praises, a 4.000 year old history.
And the eternal rock continues to stand, strong and majestic, rising proudly from the sea and guarding well the secrets of Atlantis….
Here’s some pictures from goggle, Santorini just looks so beautiful, tranquil, calming and has breath-taking views and scenery.
Here are some pictures of Santorini at night, just as beautiful 🙂
Santorini is on my ‘To Visit’ list, I’m hoping to go next year for a few days was thinking may be a few days in Santorini and a few days in Mykonos both look absolutely stunning and such a tranquil destinations to visit.
Happy reading and hope you have all had a good week…