Santorini, Greece

by Sara Hafiz on February 24, 2010

 

Santorini has to be the most breathtaking place on earth. I mean at first your eyes cannot register the extreme beauty of Santorini. No wonder great poets have sung its praises, about 4.000 year ago. Santorini is a unique and very special island because of its natural beauty, the incredible view of the caldera, the famous sunset and the luxurious resorts situated on it, but because it is a volcanic island with a volcano that is an active volcano to this day. Santorini is almost surreal, when you look out at the most beautiful sunsets that you have ever seen. The famous sunsets of Santorini memorizes the soul & you forget all the worries of the world and become one with nature . Sunsets are hypnotizing to say the least and also very romantic. Did I mention that Santorini is also a popular spot with the honeymooners!

 

 

One of the most visited villages is Fira. It offers an exquisite volcano views and it is full of expensive jewelry and souvenir selling shops, clubs, cafes and restaurants. On its narrow streets you will often notice artists from all over the world. Fira also attracts many ”cruisers” from the cruise ships. It’s interesting they all dock and infiltrate the Island at once and once they leave its back to peaceful & serene Santorini again!

 

 

 

Oia is a another most popular village on the island popular with visitors. Oia is  the most photographed village in Greece. Life is quieter here than in Fira, with fewer bars but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants. There are also many shops flooded by tourists. The main reason tourists visit Oia is the sensational sunset view for which a crowd of people gather in the afternoon and wait for hours till the sun sets to take photographs.

 

The cuisine on the Island is a fresh Mediterranean & Healthy one, with lots of seafood which is caught right on the premises. Santorini,  offers a diverse and delicious cuisine. The Volcanic soil provides an ideal place for organic produce, the cherry tomatoes on the island are especially a favorite. Also eggplant, capers, olives & grape vines which produce the best grapes for Santorini’s exclusive variety of Wines. Greek yogurt is also one of the favorites, usually topped with honey and preserves is served at breakfast for a refreshing start to your day on the beautiful island of Sanotirini!

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Olga @ MangoTomato February 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

goooooooooorrrrrrrrrggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooouuuuuuuuuusssssssss!
the views, the food, you, everything!

Greece is definitely on my list of places I want to visit.

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