The world famous island of Santorini is the southern most island of the Cycladic group in the Aegean Sea, and is located 63 nautical miles north of Crete.
Its surface area is 73 sq. km. and its population, distributed among thirteen villages, just exceeds thirteen thousand six hundred souls, according to the census of 2001.
Latitude: from 36 19' 56'' to 36 28' 40''N
Longitude: from 25 19' 22'' to 25 29' 13''E
The present-day crescent shape of the island is a consequence of the activity of the volcano in prehistoric times. The island itself owes its very existence to the volcano. The last huge eruption of the volcano dates back 3,600 years, in the late Bronze Age. Thirty million cubic meters of magma in the form of pumice and ash were blown to a height of up to 36 kilometers above the island. Pumice deposits, dozens of meters thick, buried the ancient city at Akrotiri, one of the most prosperous pre-historic settlements of that period, feeding the myth of lost Atlantis.
The marvellous dry climate and continuous sunshine create all year around, conditions which are perfect for observation, photographs and videos under an extraordinary variety of natural lights and colours.
Santorini provides more than three hundred restaurant options ranging from simple to sophisticated, and a number of them enjoy the reputation of being amongst the best and most innovative in the country.
For more information about Santorini please visit: www.santorini.net