Santorini, officially known as ”Thira” is one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, situated in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 kilo meters southeast of Greece’s mainland and known in the history for the enormous volcanic eruption, and it has many secrets you may not know. Check below some facts about this breath-taking island, with the amazing view and beaches.
- Santorini is basically a volcanic rock
Thanks to the enormous volcanic eruption many years ago, the island of Santorini was created. Due to the eruption and the gigantic tsunami it caused, the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete was collapsed. Another popular theory holds that the Thira eruption is the source of the legend of the lost paradise of Atlantis.
- Local wine tastes amazing
Thanks to the unique climate and environment, the local wines are really famous for their divine taste. If you ever go to Santorini, make sure you taste the Assyrtiko wine, which is one of the most popular wines worldwide.
- Reveal the ”Hot Springs” of Santorini
”Hot springs” are located near the coast of Palea and Nea Kameni. Those springs used to be called Vourkano, however as the tourism became a major part of Santorini’s economy, that name was changed to “Hot Springs”.
- People were sleeping in ”Cave Houses” in the early years
The Santorinians used to build their homes inside the island’s volcanic walls. Since now, there are some traditional structures, however currently, they are more gorgeous comparing to several years ago.
- Amazing beaches with different colours
Santorini, or otherwise Kallíste, which means ”the most beautiful one” in ancient Greek, is one of the few places on earth where you can see white, black and guess what? red beaches, which were created due to the volcanic past of the island.