Santorini (Municipality of Thira), is a small archipelago of small volcanic islands, part of the Cyclades islands. It differs from the other Cycladic islands because of its geological morphology, the result volcanic activity. The landscape on the western side of the island, where towering cliffs are crowned by tiny and blindingly-white houses plunge straight into the depths of the sea. The steep coastline of the west is countered by the vast beaches of the east side, some of them sandy and others with pebbles.
The Municipality of Thira also consists of other smaller uninhabited islands: Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiani. Santorini's largest settlements include Fira (Phira), Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Imerovigli, Pyrgos, Therasia, and Akrotiri (a major Minoan era archaeological site).
The island's stunning views of the caldera and breathtaking sunsets combined with its unique architecture and dynamic night- life have made it one of Europe's most popular vacation destinations.
Athens (Greece), Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Malia, Chania, Rethymno, Iraklio (Heraklio) Crete, Santorini, Mykonos (Myconos), Rhodes, Kos, Lesvos, Corfu, Samos, Zakynthos and other popular destinations in the Greek islands, as well as Halkidiki, Thessaloniki and other parts of mainland Greece.