Get Inspired / Europe / Greece The Magic of Santorini Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / Greece The Magic of Santorini story by: Mike Williams Santorini boasts some of the most photographed sunsets in the world, and that’s just the start of what makes this Greek island so magical. Formed after a colossal volcanic explosion, Santorini is the main island of a small archipelago of the same name that is known for its stunning landscapes, awe-inspiring cliff faces and a beautiful deep blue central lagoon. If you want to witness natural beauty like no other, Santorini is an experience of pure serenity and total bliss – an island you’ll never forget. GREEK EXPERIENCE Many will begin their Greek experience by visiting Athens where in 1-2 days you can soak up the capital’s stunning historical wonders, including the magnificent Acropolis and the Parthenon. From here, a large number of stunning islands are waiting to be explored. All islands in the chain are fairly close by to one another, creating the perfect opportunity for an exhilarating island hopping experience! SPOIL YOURSELF IN SANTORINI The Santorini cluster is just a small piece of a larger island group in the Aegean Sea called the Cyclades. On your way out to the stunning and tranquil Santorini, be sure to stop over in Mykonos where you’ll be greeted by a cosmopolitan lifestyle of chic boutiques, fine dining and swanky bars. Once you finally step foot on Santorini, you won’t be disappointed – this is a destination that prides itself on wowing visitors by offering unmatched allure. Santorini’s white-washed villages are carved into its steep volcanic cliff faces which cascade into the sapphire Aegean Sea, providing you with exhilarating ocean views and a chance to see the unique beauty of its heavenly sunset. UK & EUROPE YOUR WAY - 2015 ON SALE - Click here for deals Click here for all Inspire UK & Europe articles Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Ancient and Olympic Self-Drive Greece Itineraries Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Mediterranean Neighbours Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.