Santorini, one of the best-known of the Cyclades, differs from the other islands thanks to its geological morphology, the result action by a volcano which is now dormant.
The landscape on the western side of the island, where towering cliffs crowned by tiny and blindingly-white houses plunge straight into the depths of the sea.
From the landing place we climb up to Fira the capital, with its winding narrow streets and a museum with prehistoric potteries, a large collection of bases (7th - 6th century B.C.), a few Archaic & Classical pieces and some Hellenistic & Roman sculptures and portraits.
The old-world village of Ia, 11km to the north of Fira, is a place of incomparable beauty. The unique appeal of Ia liew in its little white, blue or ochre houses hewn out of the soft rock, its neoclassical mansions with their countryards. But above all, Ia is famous for its superb view out to sea and its unique sea-sunset.
Among the best bathing beaches, some of them with black sand and others with pebbles, are: Kamari or Armeni, Amoudi, Baxedes, Perissa, Monolithos & Kokkini Paralia.