SANTORINI

Santorini (Thira), Greece.

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Oia, with Greek flag in foreground. Santorini, Greece.
Oia, with Greek flag in foreground. Santorini, Greece.
Photo Credit: Darren McGlade

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Oia, with Greek flag in foreground. Santorini, Greece.
Santorini's famous blue domes.
Old Port with the zig-zagging donkey trail working its way up the cliff.
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Santorini (Thira), Greece.Many of us have seen images of a Mediterranean sunset featuring whitewashed dwellings adorned with blue domed roofs overlooking azure seas. These picturesque buildings sit perched atop the remains of a volcanic caldera in the circular archipelago known as Santorini.

Being located in the southern Aegean Sea approximately 120miles (193km) southeast of mainland Greece, the climate is quite warm during the tourist season. Tourists flock to the island paradise from April until October. The temperature is at its highest from June 9 to September 12 with daily temperatures reaching 86°F/30°C.

Santorini is a popular cruise ship destination but unfortunately the ships rarely stay long enough for their passengers to witness the famous sunsets in Oia. But don't let this discourage you as there are plenty of sights to see and activities to do and food and wine to savour.