Updated July 2020
Santorini is a gorgeous island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece'ss mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands.
Most of these pictures were taken in Oia. This city typifies the white-painted houses of the Cyclades. We visited this island in October 2015.
Now some pictures of Fira.
You can either used the cable-car, the donkeys or walk-up. We did the cable-car. We were lucky. There was only one cruise ship that day so there were no line-ups.
In 1967, excavations began at the site of Akrotiri. What they uncovered was phenomenal: an ancient Minoan city buried deep beneath volcanic ash from the catastrophic eruption of 1613 BC. Today, the site retains a strong sense of place. Housed within a cool, protective structure, wooden walkways allow you to pass through various parts of the city.
We visited this site in August 2015.