Santorini also known as Thera is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast from Greece mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name.
We refer to it as one, but actually it is a complex of the five islands. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island.
The island slopes downward from the cliffs to the surrounding Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia. The water in the centre of the lagoon is nearly 400 m deep which makes it a safe harbour for all kinds of shipping. The harbours of the island all lie in the lagoon and there are no ports on the outer perimeter of the island.
It has been said that the sunsets in Santorini are the best in the world. The closest islands of Santorini are Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos to the North, Anafi and Amorgos to the East and Crete to the South.
There is also Jules Verne who made Santorini famous with its books namely Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The mysterious island.
The best beaches of Santorini are Perissa, Kamari, Perivolos, Vlihada and Red beach. The unique caldera, the energy and the beauty of the island are the most important reasons for being ranked as the top island in Europe.
The towns of Perissa and Kamari attract people with their black sand beaches and are both diving centers. On the way to these beaches you pass through towns like Megalochori and Emborio which are agricultural communities.
The narrow section of the island which contains Akrotiri has the two best beaches the Red Beach and Vlichada and is close enough to the popular Perissa beach too. There are beaches within the volcano crater too like Caldera Beach.
If you have dreamt about chartering a yacht under the sun and swimming in the blue waters, Santorini is the right place to rent a yacht. At Santorini, you will be offered good facilities to plan your cruise and your boating vacation. You will have yachts range from affordable to luxury and you can find suitable yacht according to your budget and your liking.
Yacht Charter in Santorini is an excellent way to discover the beauty and culture of The Cyclades Islands. There is certainly plenty of nightlife in the beach towns.