Santorini is a reference to Saint Irene, from the name of the old cathedral in the village of Perissa. Before then, it was known as Kallíste (“the most beautiful one”) or Strongile (“the circular one”) or Thera. (from Wikipedia)
Santorini is the world famous Greek Island located at the south Aegean Sea.It is a 40 minutes fly from Athens international Airport or an average 6 to 8 hours boat ride from the port of Piraeus.Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon with steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. The capital Fira, Oia and Imerovigli, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon, the volcanic rocks and the world famous Santorinian sunset.Apart from the breathtaking views and the amazing sunsets Santorini is well known for the local wines which have been internationally awarded.Santorini also hosts the incredible “Excavations” of Akrotiri as well as the ruins of Ancient Thera and the museums of Ancient and Prehistorical Thera conveniently located close to Pantelia Suites.
The capital of Santorini is Fira. A traditional settlement, “Firá” derives its name from an alternative pronunciation of “Thíra”, the ancient name of the island itself. (from Wikipedia)