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about-santorini-photo-smWelcome to Santorini, one of the most famous and unique islands in the world. A place that the peaceful blue sky embraces the vibrant volcanic waters that surround Santorini.
Santorini was created by the eruption of the volcano and the result was the transformation of one of a kind landscape that daily faces the most famous sunset in the world. In Santorini the black of the sand meets the white of the houses and the red of the sun setting. Santorini’s colorful capital Fira, calm and stylish Oia and other beautiful places offer a wide range of any kind of facilities that can make your holidays unforgettable.
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About Santorini

Long long time ago, about 3600 BC in Santorini (knows as Stroggili) we found the first human presence in the island according to the excavations near Akrotiri that still goes one and shows a well developed civilization similar to those found in the island of Crete, with many wall ornaments and pottery. Around 1500 BC Strongili was the victim of an enormous volcano’s eruption.
The eruption was so huge that many consider it to be the main cause of the destruction of the great Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. After the eruption, the centre of Santorini sank, and the many earthquakes that followed destroyed a big part of the rest of the island. In some ancient myths, the destruction of the island and the legend of Atlantis are linked. According to history, Phoenicians settled on ancient Thera around 1300 BC and stayed for five generations.
Then, around 1100 BC, the island was occupied by the Lacedaemonian. Around 825 BC, the inhabitants of the island, then named Thera, were using the Phoenician alphabet. In the 7th and 6th centuries BC, Thera had commercial and trade relations with most of the islands and cities of Greece. Thera, because of its central position in the Aegean, became an important trade centre and an important naval base, due to its strategically perfect position. Between 1200 AC and 1579 AC, the island was under Byzantine and Venetian reign, and from 1579 to1821 AC fell under the Turkish occupation until the Greek Revolution and independence.