Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Spectacular Beauty of Santorini Island, Greece

I got a request to write about the Greek Islands. I have chosen Santorini, a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea. Santorini has an explosive past being the most active volcanic center in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc. What is left of it after the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history around 3,600 years ago is impressive.

Today, Santorini is a beautiful water filled caldera surrounded by 980 foot high steep cliffs on three sides. The water in the center of the lagoon is nearly 1,300 feet deep. The views are spectacular from any vantage point. Santorini's primary industry is tourism. The summer months are most popular. Due to the expansion of tourism, the island has gained great wealth and population. Only a picture can describe the beauty and wonder of Santorini.

There are many beautiful resorts, luxury hotels, and spa hotels to choose from with dramatic views and miles of dark sandy or pebbled beaches to enjoy. It is also visited by cruise ships traveling through the Eastern Mediterranean and Greek Islands. You can go to this cruise link to check out and select those cruises with Santorini in its itinerary. Vacation Rick Travel

Pictures-Village on the cliffs overlooking the caldera and The Majestic Hotel.

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