Santorini, Greece

SantoriniSantorini - a fantastic and extremely beautiful. Here white houses seem to be hung high above sea level on the steep slopes of giant black holes "of the caldera, which was formed in 1500 BC after the eruption. Jacques-Yves Cousteau called Santorini mysterious Atlantis. This island, also known as the Tire, formed in place of an extinct volcano, which then flooded the sea. The unique topography of rocks, red and black sand beaches, very nice look in the sun at sunset ...

Santorini - the most famous island of the Cyclades. It differs from the other Cyclades islands geology, arising out of an extinct volcano. The most impressive landscape west coast, where huge, steep cliffs with white houses at the top as it gently descends to the water. Coastline, clipped to the west, passes into the endless sandy or pebble beaches on the east coast. From the pier you can rock climb in the island capital of Fira (Fehr) by foot - by the hundreds of steps on a cable car or riding on a donkey.

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Here you can live in a cottage on the rocks or in a luxury hotel on the beach. Nature Santorini charms and cast a spell. You will feel part of nature. On the southern shore of the island, near the village of Akrotiri, was excavated a prehistoric city and the ruins of the ancient Tira. All this you can see with your own eyes, if you come to rest on the island of Santorini.

The city is very picturesque, with narrow, confusing streets, arches and a neighborhood where he once lived wealthy foreigners Catholics. Very interesting exhibition of local museums, including the discovery of prehistoric ages (mainly vessels), a large collection of vessels VII-VI centuries. BC, among them the famous "ferskie vessels, and a small collection of sculptures and portraits of Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman eras.

Vivid impression two "black" island, where you can cross by boat. Name islands - Kamenes (burned) is due to their volcanic origin.

Huge archaeological interest is the ancient Fehr - city, visited by Phoenicians, Dorians, Romans and Byzantines. City along the entire length is divided into two parts "Sacred Way (Iera Odos). Here you can see blocks of houses of various ages, business centers (Agora), theaters, temples, housing Ptolemy Bithynia (Philanthropist, Ptolemy - Alexandrian kings of the dynasty), the tomb of archaic and classical periods, the ruins of buildings of the early Christian era, the hot springs. On the rocks located around ferskim ancient alphabet inscribed with the names of the god Apollo, as well as the names of men and Ephebos (boys).

At Cape Akrotiri discovered ruins of the Minoan era, destroyed ca. 1500 BC during the eruption of the volcano. During the excavation of the prehistoric "Pompeii under volcanic ash were found two-and three-storey buildings, plazas, shops, craftsmen's workshops. The houses have been found remarkable frescoes (located in the Athens National Archaeological Museum), vessels, utensils. The highest peak of the island is the monastery of Elijah the Prophet (Profitis Ilias), where each year, on July 20, is a great holiday, dedicated to this saint.

Uniquely by its beauty traditional village of Oia (11 kilometers north of Fira): small, carved in soft rock rock white, blue, or "sand" houses, neoclassical mansions of the local nobility with cozy courtyards and narrow, cobbled streets of the tiles. It has a beautiful view of the sea.

Beaches of black sand or pebbles are in Kamari, Armenia, Ammudi, Baksedes, Périsset, Monolifose, Kokkini Paralia, and in other places.

Beautiful nature, the peculiarity of the local architecture, unique cultural monuments attract, especially in the summer months, a huge number of tourists. The tourist infrastructure of the island is very well developed. However, during the "hot" season may be difficult to housing.