Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades . It is known for its contrasting landscapes , its breathtaking sunsets, the town of Thira and the active and inactive volcanoes . It has beautiful natural beaches such as : Perissa Beach which is the most lively and the best beach on the island , Kamari Beach which is the beach with black pebbles and the Red and White beach . The island of Santorini and the islands Thirassia and Aspronisi are remnants of the volcano which has made them Round . The Minoan eruption on the island in 1613 BC resulted in the creation of what we now call the caldera and the destruction of the prehistoric culture of the island.
Fira, the island’s capital, is a marriage of Venetian and Cycladic architecture , with white cobblestone streets and white houses with blue roofs lie on the rim of the caldera which can be viewed from the port of Fira.
Within walking distance of Fira is Imerovigli , from where you can admire the unique landscape of the island.
At the northernmost point of the island is Oia , a popular tourist resorts with white houses dug into the volcanic rocks . The evening crowd comes to admire the sunset , which is among the most beautiful in the world.
Akrotiri is located on the southwestern tip of the island, 15 kilometers from Fira . During medieval times was one of the castles of the island. He became world famous thanks to the prehistoric settlement discovered in the excavations , which began systematically in the archaeologist Spyros Marinatos 1967.