Sensational, Spectacular, Scenic, Seductive, Splendiferous Santorini!
Last stop on the islands cruise and we were thrilled to be there for two nights.
What you see above is the volcano view from our hotel room balcony.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion 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. – Wikipedia
Is Santorini the real Atlantis? Check out this fascinating video!
(Unfortunately, this video was blocked in the U.S. and I haven’t yet found a comparable one. Apologies!)
Santorini has many beautiful beaches. Most striking (and rocky) was the Red Beach:
A few kilometres east of the Red Beach is the excavation site of Akrotiri, the Minoan settlement which was destroyed by the massive volcanic eruptions all those centuries ago. The volcanic ash preserved many frescoes, objects and artworks.
There’s no shortage of gorgeous scenery on Santorini, as these photos illustrate:
Ah, the sunset……Touted as something incredible to behold, it did not disappoint! ©DDB
Santorini is unforgettable and at the top of my re-visit list.
Wouldn’t you love to visit Santorini? Or perhaps you’ve been there too?
Looking forward to you comments!