This island is the southernmost member of a group of islands in the middle of the aegean sea , the cyclades. Santorini was ranked world's top island for 2011 in Travel+Leisure Magazine, as well as named "the world's best island" by the BBC in 2011.The major settlements include Fira (Phira), Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos, and Therasia, all of them with a unique beauty deserving a visit.
Being one of the top ten destinations in the world for many years, Santorini is well known for its breathtaking view of a huge caldera. This caldera was the result of the volcanic eruption back in the Bronze Age, which caused the central part of the former round shaped island to sink, creating this unique scenery. On the edge of the cliff there are traditional settlements, small shops, cafés, bars, restaurants and numerous luxury small hotels, where elegance and luxury meet unparalleled natural beauty.
On the other side of the island the scenery changes, from the steep cliff to the smooth dark sand beaches all of them welcoming for a refreshing swim in their crystal clear sapphire-blue waters. Beach bars, taverns, cafes, small shops all available along the coast to ensure you will have the best out of your holidays.