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The island of Santorini makes up part of Greece’s Cyclades. This volcanic island has been known for its incredible natural beauty and cityscape and hosts more than a dozen villages and towns, some clinging to the caldera of the volcano. Taking a flight from Athens to Santorini Airport allows for a quicker means of arrival as well as one that avoids sea sickness.

In Santorini, the sites are pretty much anything you can set your eyes on. The island has ranked high as a top destination for weddings, catching the sunset, and simple peace. The most captivating towns would include Fira, Ia, and Thirasis as they cling to steep cliffs and face the caldera bay. Those looking to catch the sunset head to Ia as it provides the most ideal position and doesn’t lose the sun behind the volcano. Competing with Ia and its whitewashed walls and blue domes is the village of Pyrgos which is the highest point of the island. The center of the island is where the town of Mesaria is with the Argiros Estate, and the church of St. Ann is located in the small rock village of Vothonas. The countryside is excellent for exploration through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, complete with tiny churches, vineyards, and traditional cave houses. Historic sites that are a must for any visitor include Akrotiri and Ancient Thera, and a comprehensive view of the island’s history can be explored at the Museum of Prehistoric Thira as well as the Archaeological Museum.

Be sure to check out the interactive map of Santorini for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.