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Santorini Highlights
Oia Town
A traditional settlement in the north of Santorini. Also known as 'Apano Meria' or 'Anomeria' and the inhabitants are called 'Apanomerites'. The village is approximately 150 meters above sea level. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece, if not the world. It has inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini. It is best known for breathtaking sunsets; if truth be told, sunrise in Oia is also magical.
Fira Town
Fira is the beautiful capital of the island and the biggest and most cosmopolitan settlement of Santorini. It is located in the western edge of the island, opposite the volcano and the two volcanic islands, Palaia Kammeni and Nea Kammeni that lie in the sea. Fira is a combination of natural beauty, social life, night life, and shopping, where you can feel the liveliness of the island and where all the action takes place. What makes it so ravishing is the Caldera view that leaves visitors speechless anytime of the day.
Also known as “The balcony to the Aegean”, is built on the highest point of the caldera cliffs, about 300 meters above sea level. Its position provides a magnificent view of the famous volcano, the sparkling Aegean Sea and the sunset that is out of this world.
The largest preserved village on Santorini and the island’s former capital. Strategically built in the heart of the pre-volcanic hinterland and at the foot of Mt Profitis Ilias, Pyrgos affords panoramic views. Pyrgos is not swamped by sunset spotters, nor is it the first choice among the hordes of cruise-ship passengers. Its charm is different: more subdued, less picture-perfect, little advertised.
A traditional village at a strategic position in the center of the island, which hosts nice old mansions, vineyards, three wineries & some restaurants with good local cuisine. The history of the village dates back to 17th century and is known for the sweet red wine Vinsanto which is produced here and exported to the whole world.
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