Santorini, the most beautiful island in the world!

20/08/2014
Readers of the tourism magazine Travel + Leisure decided that the Greek island is the most beautiful in the world! A very pleasant surprise for the Greek tourism was the 19th poll of readers of Travel + Leisure magazine for the best destinations in the world and for leisure services. Santorini was chosen as the best island in the world, leaving behind three islands of Hawaiian chain.

Specifically,Santorini, which was in fourth place last year, took 89.98 points.

Respectively, for Europe, three Greek islands voted as the best of the old continent. Apart from Santorini at the top, in third place, behind Capri Italy, is Crete with 84.26 points while in the fifth place, after Sicily, is Mykonos with 82.55 points.

What to see and what to do in the beautiful island! To visit the Minoan state of Akrotiri, with its wonderful frescoes which decorated the houses The Museum of Prehistoric Thera with finds from the Neolithic Age to the 17th century B.C. - Is the second largest museum of prehistoric Greece, after Vergina. The Archaeological Museum with findings of geometric and Roman ages Go the rounds of the caldera by boat, to visit the islands of Nea and Palea Kameni and Thirassia. To hike to the crater of the volcano (30minutes from the port of Nea Kameni) To swim in the healing waters of the hot sea springs on the back of Palea Kameni To walk among the preservable traditional settlements in Imerovigli and Oia On the day on August 15 to photograph the unique spectacle representation of the eruption of the volcano, where for more than 30minutes fireworks and fires set over the crater and flares around the moored boats and vessels, causes a virtual explosion that illuminates the entire caldera!

For the adventurous, diving from the rock of St. Nicholas, in Amoudi Visit the Byzantine monuments of the island, such as the Virgin of Mesa Gonia, the nunnery of St. Nicholas, the male monastery of Prophet Elias and the folklore museum of the church Ascent to the historic rock Skarou in Imerovigli, to admire the sunset from the little Prophet Elias. To swim in Pori and in Katharo Experience the sunset from Faros (Akrotiri) with the panoramic view and visit the fair on August 15th at Our Lady of Good Downhill and swimming on the cliff below Megalochori (path with many surprises, as close to the beach you discover ancient tombs and a church wedged in rocks) Path from Ancient Thira to Virgin of Perissa Unique experience: Swimming in Mesa Pigadia / Cave! On the way to Faros in Akrotiri, turn left and at the end of the road there is a single tavern with a few loungers in front of a pebbles beach. Swim east to the rock, found the entrance of the cave and continue swimming in the cave (you can stand in soft sand in emerald waters) and after 20m. you will come out on the other side of the rock, directly to the White Beach!

What happens in Santorini when the sun goes down? Dozens of people sit on the roofs and terraces admiring silence one of the rarest sights on earth, full of awe for the majesty facing. They all eagerly waiting to watch the sunset, climb even in the most unlikely of places to have the best view and at the end burst into applause as the sun goes down! Of course, they give appointment for the next afternoon! In the top 10 for the best summer sunsets in the world The magazine National Geographic, released the list of the most beautiful summer sunsets in the world. Of course, the sunset in Oia could not be missing from the list. Although we were surprised that Oia was on the 6th place, the magazine chose to put the photo of the dreamy sunset of Santorini as central in the related article! 

 


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