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A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold streaking the sky ... this is Santorini island ... Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing can quite describe ... the unsurpassed magic of Santorini.

This tiny Greek island in the Aegean sea, rich in history & steeped in myth, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster.

Once famous for its seafaring captains & thriving trade from Russia towards England, France & Italy, & even further back in time the biblical volcanic catastrophe of 1500 BC, today Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide.

Latitude    36 19’ 56” to 36 28’ 40” N.
Longitude 25 19’ 22” to 25 29’ 13” E.

Fact Sheet

Welcome to Santorini Island

Santorini is a group of islands in the south Aegean sea: Thera, Thirassia, Aspronisi, the Christiana Islands, Palia Kameni (Hot Springs) and Nea Kameni (Volcano). The Province of Thera (Thira) is made up of Santorini, Anafi, Thirassia, Ios, Folegandros and Sikinos – the Southern Cyclades group.

Characteristics

Climate in Santorini island

Rocky steep terrain on the caldera side (west coast), volcanic rock, pumice stone, unusual rock formations. Other areas have a gentler terrain. Climate is moist, warm summers with cool evenings. August has the famous 'Meltemia' winds. Sparse rainfall during the winter months.

Architecture

and cave houses

Cave Houses (dug into the volcanic rock), neo classical mansions, cobbled streets and winding paths, domed churches (many with a blue dome), most houses have a dome at some part of the roof structure.

Capital

Santorini or Thira or Thera

Built on the Caldera cliffs on the west coast of the island.

Main Port

Athinios port

is 128 nautical miles from Piraeus port (Athens) and 63 nautical miles north of Krete

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for Santorini

73 square kilometers in size.
Permanent residents : 15,800

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How to get there ... by boat

Boats depart from Piraeus (port of Athens) all year round. During the summer season high speed hydrofoils also leave from Piraeus and Rafina (east port of Athens)
There are also boats connections from Crete and other Cycladic islands during the summer.

... by plane

Direct flights from Athens International Airport are available all year round. There are also direct flights from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and many other European countries.