Santorini, also called Thera or Thira, lies to the south of the central Cyclades group of Greek islands. It’s considered the hottest holiday spot in the Cyclades in more ways than one. That’s because it was created by a massive volcanic eruption, and fumes still come to the surfacein the sea close by.

It’s a very popular island in summer, and is also a regular stop for cruise ships. Their passengers will disembark to take inthe spectacularscenery, and take advantage of the island's bars and clubs. The bars on the cliff become more exclusive and expensive the higher you go.

As it’s a volcanic island, there are some incredible sights such as the sheer cliffs of red and black,plus black volcanic sands which retain the heat.

In Santoriniyou’ll find traditional white cube houses and blue dome churches scattered on the hills.