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The southernmost island of the Cyclades, Santorini owes its fame and its form to a unique worldwide geological phenomenon. The sheer cliffs of the caldera, with the spectacular combination of colorful layers of lava, pumice and ash, rise up from the sea as a permanent testimony to the tremendous upheavals of its geological past. And the enchanting whitewashed villages, crowning these marvels of Nature, declare man’s presence in this awe-inspiring Nature through millennia, a presence known to go back well back to the Neolithic Age.


Santorini is a truly cosmopolitan tourist destination, catering to all tastes.
Santorini is not just the island of the sun, it is the island of the winds, too.
In the Aegean islands, the Cyclades, the summer sun goes together with the winds that blow gently in a thousand forms, their mythical names enchanting people, houses, ships …
In Greece everything is born by the winds; the winds carry dreams, the winds refresh, the winds create, the winds bear the future.


And here, in Santorini, all the winds of the Aegean have both a past and a future: from Prehistoric times, when a splendid civilization flourished on this isle of the sun and winds, till the glorious era of Byzantium, from the times of notorious pirates to the present day.
The winds of Santorini blow over the Aegean, telling the tale of the volcano, sweeping over the caldera, the Venetian castles, the snow-white houses, while whirling the windmills’ sails.

LEISURE & ACTIVITIES

Museums
Archaeological Museum (Fira)
Prehistoric Museum (Fira)
Maritime Museum (Oia)
Icons and relics Collection ( Pyrgos )


Archaeological sites
Akrotiri
Ancient Thira


Hiking
There is hiking trail from Fira to Oia
  Churches
Hypapanti, the Orthodox Cathedral
Jesus Christ, the former Orthodox Cathedral
St John the Baptist, Roman Catholic church


Useful Information
Electrical current is at 220volts , 50-cycle AC
Greece uses the metric system of weights and measures
Greek time is GMT plus two hours
One pharmacy is open 24 hours a day in Fira , or the nearest village
There is a public medical center  for first aid treatment, in Fira.

 

GET TO SANTORINI
-  By Air   -  By Sea    
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos: Tel. +30 210 353-0000
Santorini Airport: Tel: (+30) 22860-31525, 31538, 33349
Olympic Airways: Tel. +30 210 966-666
Aegean Airways : Tel. +30 210 626-1000
 

Piraeus Port: +30 210 422-6000
Santorini Port: +30 22860 22239
Thessaloniki Port: +30 2310 531-505
Rafina Port: +30 22940 22300
 

Info on sea routes to the island:

Blue Star Ferries  
Tel: (+30) 210-89.19.800

Hellenic Seaways  
Booking Department: (+30) 210 41.99.000

Sea Jet
Tel: (+30) 210 41.21.001

  Please note below some telephone numbers of other important authorities:

Santorini Tourist Police: +30 22860 22649
Santorini Health Center: +30 22860 23123

 

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