Santorini, also known as Thira, is the most southern of the Cyclades islands and one of the most popular destinations in all of Greece known for its beautiful and dramatic geography.
The island's wild majesty created out of the apocalyptic event associated with mythical Atlantis, is unforgettable : the crescent shaped island surrounds the black volcanic islands. What was once the island of Thira sank to the bottom of the caldera in the apocalyptic explosion in 1450 BC. In the center of the crescent are the Palea Kamini ("old chimney") and Nea Kamini ("New chimney"). On the western side where the volcano is located, the sheer cliffs, 300 metres high, are multi-coloured strata of black, red, grey, and brown.
The capital of the island Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli and romantic Oia are the highlights of the island.
The volcanic conditions make pumice and other minerals a valuable commodity, but nothing compares to tourism for the island.