The stunning island of Santorini…a volcanic island caldera tip…sits Southeast of mainland Greece in the southern Aegean Sea. Santorini is arid with a desert climate and gets very little rain… one of only two environments like this in Europe.
The capital is Fira… it and Oia are the two main cities. The buildings and homes of Santorini are the island’s most striking feature…they are white-washed cube shaped houses…many with beautiful blue domed roofs…yes that’s Santorini.
The hot, dry climate makes lounging on the black-sand beaches with a drink one of the favorite activities for visitors… thousands of whom descend on Santorini each August… the European vacation month.
Santorini… in the Cyclades group of islands …on the edge of the Aegean Sea… has one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world. The traditional villages of the island…on tall cliffs…offer a breathtaking view of the remaining tips of a submerged volcano.
In “Ancient Time” the island was circular in shape. An eruption that was so strong it caused the center of the island to sink. Many believe that this eruption was responsible for the extinction of one of the greatest civilization ever… the Minoan Civilization of Crete.
Santorini is also home to wine vineyards, and a variety of renowned quality vegetables… including; tomatoes …white eggplants… and cucumbers. Santorini has an airport with flights to the mainland and many other of the Greek Islands.
Fantastic accommodations for any budget can be found on this magnificent unique island.
One of the Luxury hotels is the Aigailos Hotel. Boasting a choice of the most spectacular accomodation-views in the world. There is a Spa and pool as well.. if you can ever pry yourself away from the views.
Aigialos Hotel is strategically located at the edge of Fira city…it offers views from all its balconies and verandas an unrivaled experience of one of the the loveliest sunset venues in the world.
With a rare combination of unique architecture… elegance …and tradition… Aigialos is a Luxury Hotel with a complex of 16 authentic Houses, remodeled with absolute respect for Cycladic tradition… together with state-of-art hotel comfort.
If your Luxury vacation includes a pool with jacuzzi …satellite TV …wireless intenet access …a pool bar …and gourmet dining …even though you are on a Greek Island resembling paradise demanding all your attention …then the Aigialos is for you.
There are several web sites (here’s one) with info on Santorini that can help you plan your experience… this place is definitely a “Bucket List” entry for anyone loving extreme beauty ….a sense of civilizations history …stunning island visits … and more!
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