Santorini – The Picturesque Greek Island

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Known to be a couple’s destination and for its romantic island sunsets, this island is a must visit, even with the family. I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful island a few years goal.

There are few travel destinations that combine beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, some of the world’s best wine, and an active volcano.

Amidst the serene backdrop of beaches and sunset, with whitewashed walls covered covered in blue tiles, Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you’ve even set eyes on it.

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With multicoloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean, looking like a giant slab of layered cake. Smaller islands curl around the fragmented western edge of the caldera, but it is the main island of Thira that will take your breath away with its snow-drift of white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops and, in places, spilling like icy cornices down the terraced rock. When the sun sets, the reflection on the buildings and the glow of the orange and red in the cliffs can be truly spectacular.

Santorini is no secret and draws crowds for most of the year, yet it wears its tourism well and its offerings make it worth the bustle.The multicoloured beaches are simply the icing on the cake.They have red, white and black sand beaches. 

Santorini comprises of three main parts, Thira, Fira and Oia. Thira is the largest. One of the best places to stay was Andromeda Suites, sitting atop the edge of the cliff. 

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A must visit restaurant is Senor Zorba, a unique Mexican restaurant, started by a lady from Colorada, lands an authentic flavour to Mexican food in a European island. If one wants to shop, then Oia is a favourite. it has beautiful boutiques with linens in solid colours, a staple form of Greek clothing as well as nick nacks.

In hindsight, there could no place more beautiful than an island, with hues of white and blue, with the colours of sunset serving as the backdrop. 

A must visit!!!

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