Santorini Island ' or Thira ' or Stroggyli located in the southern Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades island group , south west of Ios and Anafi .
Distance from Piraeus is 128 nautical miles and 63 nautical miles from Crete . The Athinios , the biggest port, has created the homonymous cove.
Today Santorini is one of the most famous tourist centers of the world. It is also known for its volcano . Santorini belongs to the Aegean volcanic arc and is characterized active volcano with Methana, Milos and Nisyros.
Santorini is the only group of islands in which settlements have been built at sea level , but at the edges of the inner walls of the caldera .
The volcanoes of Santorini is an attraction for many tourists every abstention. Athto That is why there are boats that do trips to volcanoes usually start from Gialos below Fira , Athinio and Amoudi , below Oia .
Today viticulture is the most important sector in agricultural production in Santorini. H story is lost in prehistoric times, when the Phoenicians introduced into the region of the Aegean Sea. Today the vineyard of Santorini is the most traditional to the whole Greece. Dry with only the few cool winter rains and night humidity of summer coming from the exhaust of the caldera, which saves the pumice soil . The most important element of the Santorini vineyard is the varietal of wealth . It is a great collection ampelographic after rescues more than 50 varieties some of which are rare and have unique ampelografika and enological charaktiristika.Vasiki variety of vineyard is Assyrtiko , the best in many, white variety in the entire Mediterranean basin , the which the peculiar soil and climate of Santorini has adapted perfectly and gives products with individual characteristics.
A form of house that we meet in Santorini is the cave , the house that is popped into the rock. In these houses lived , the old days, the crews who worked on the ships . This cave house is oblong room with vaulted ceiling lit and ventilated only from the front. There in front there is a small door located in the center , right and left has a window above the door the skylight . Inside the house there are two venues . The front parlor and a small room at the back of the house, arch. A wall separates the two areas and to him repeat the windows and the door of the facade for the sake of ventilation and lighting arch.
Santorini is an island that enchants every visitor ...