The Beauty of the Volcano
Santorini is one of the world’s most coveted holiday destinations. A volcanic island, which emerges in the startling sky-blue Aegean Sea, is in a league of its own when it comes to landscapes and seascapes of awe-inspiring beauty! Pure island romance and up-scale gastronomy and leisure experiences set the tone, all framed magnificently in picture-perfect sights and breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and the legendary caldera sunset!
Santorini is full of exciting stories. During the third millennium BC, a period of significant development began for the island, one that ended abruptly with a massive volcanic eruption in 1600 BC. Nature created a landscape of dramatic beauty and huge geological interest, an archipelago comprised of many islands with the stunning caldera. Over the centuries, a great many cultures set foot on the island; The Phoenicians, the Spartans, the Ptolemies, the Byzantines, the Crusaders. As for the island’s name, it is the Venetians to whom we owe the appellation “Santorini”, which derives from “Santa Irini”, the Italian name for the Church of Saint Irene.
Experience Santorini to the fullest and live a summertime replete with memories and sensations. There is no better way to immerse in the beauty of the Caldera than by setting out on a daytime or sunset cruise. The most unforgettable swim stops, the chance to hike the rim of the volcano’s crater and rejuvenating moments in the hot Springs compose the perfect island experience. Don’t miss visiting a local winery to introduce you to the history and divine flavour of the island’s volcanic vineyards and its world-famous Vinsanto! To revel in landscapes of gorgeous beauty, explore Santorini’s rolling interior on horseback or hit the road and hike its extensive network of trails.
There is an exhaustive list of sites worth exploring while in Santorini and the Concierge of Olvos Luxury Suites in Santorini is always at your disposal. For those interested in discovering the island’s history, the archaeological site of Akrotiri, the site of Ancient Thera, as well as the island’s Archaeological Museum at Fira are not to be missed. The village of Pyrgos, the island’s former capital is an attraction in its own right. Along with the Emporio, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, and the stunning village of Oia, it hosts one of the island’s famous castles from where gorgeous views stretch as far as the eye can see. Craving to discover more? Let us know!
To experience the impressive coastline of Santorini, a visit to the gorgeous Vlychada beach, the White beach with its dramatic white cliffs and the world-famous Red beach is a must. Need some lively vibes? Head to Perivolos and Perissa, famous for their mesmerizing black sands, or the beach of Kamari, which always offers ample opportunities for beach fun and active water sports, while the ones who are seeking to find some peace and quiet will prefer to dive into the gleaming waters of Exo Gialos or Baxedes beach.