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Manigo Travel Gem: Santorini

If you are still searching for the perfect summer travel destination, let us present you Santorini – a dream island.

Santorini is one of the most beautiful and most famous islands in Greece visited by a large number of tourists every year. This is no surprise, having in mind it’s unique geology and breathtaking scenery.

Geology

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200km southeast of Greece’s mainland. It belongs to the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2. Santorini is what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed a formerly single island, and created a geological caldera. It is believed that it is the main reason for the ruin of the Minoan civilization. The former bottom of the volcano is today a bay within the island of Santorini.

The islands of Cyclades are located the farthest from the mainland and this causes a constant lack of water. Santorini is dried and in stones and the plant and animal word is very specific thanks to the lack of water and the semi-arid climate with Mediterranean characteristics. Crops are dominated by olives and vines.

Tourism

This precious gem of the Aegean is the perfect choice if you are looking for a romantic getaway as it is considered to be one of the most romantic places in Greece. There are not many places where couples can enjoy crystal clear water while being on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea.

Santorini has become the perfect wedding destination as well, and many couples from all over the world choose this island for their most important day.

Because of its unique geology, it offers an unforgettable experience for all explorers and adventure driven people. If you ever find yourself in on this miracle island, be sure to go to the balcony of Santorini which offers the most amazing view of the volcano. The island has a lot of villages and towns with different traditional atmosphere and views, each special in its own way yet still with the unique mark of Santorini. Some villages have famous archaeological sites that are a must see.

Apart from being the perfect place to explore mountains and enjoy breathtaking views of the Aegean, it also has the most amazing beaches. Crystal clear water, amazing rock formations, and impressive lunar landscapes are a good enough reason to visit this Aegean treasure.

What to do in Santorini?

Santorini is the perfect place to have a glass of wine, sit back and relax while looking at a gorgeous sunset in the world. However, besides being the ultimate place to relax, it has a lot more to offer.

All-over Santorini many hiking trails can be found, and they are the best way to see the beauty of this gorgeous island. Many tours are organized and they are a great way to explore and enjoy Santorini, as you will be led through amazing towns, parts of Santorini you would never visit on your own and get to enjoy the best views. Boat tours are also a great way to explore this beautiful place from a different angle. While being on the sea, you get to see Santorini in a new light and explore the bay.

Sunset in Oia is something that will stay in your memory forever. Many say that is the best sunset they have ever seen, and the view of the caldera is amazing. Many museums, archeological sites, wineries, and vineyards can be found on Santorini, and all of them are absolutely astonishing. Of course, if you love diving and exploring Santorini from beneath, be sure to go scuba diving and snorkeling as there are many tours organized which you will enjoy tremendously.

If you did not think of Santorini for your perfect summer getaway, hopefully, we have changed your mind, because this gorgeous island will inspire and amaze you with its beauty and tradition.

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