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 Alexandra Alexandra Ashburton Ashburton Auckland Albany Botany Junction Devonport St Heliers: St Heliers Browns Bay Parnell New Lynn: LynnMall Milford Whangaparaoa Newmarket Ellerslie Ponsonby Remuera Howick Takapuna Takanini Balclutha Balclutha Blenheim Blenheim Cambridge Cambridge Christchurch Barrington Central/City: On Victoria Upper Riccarton High Street Lanes Hornby Merivale Papanui: Northlands Riccarton: Riccarton Road Shirley Ferrymead Coromandel Coromandel Dunedin Dunedin Gore Gore Greymouth Greymouth Hamilton City East: Calder & Lawson Hamilton City: Hamilton City Hastings Hastings Havelock North Havelock North Hokitika Hokitika Invercargill Invercargill Kerikeri Kerikeri Masterton Masterton Matamata Matamata Morrinsville Morrinsville Motueka Motueka Nelson Nelson New Plymouth New Plymouth Oamaru Oamaru Orewa Orewa Palmerston North City: Stephen Parsons City: Broadway Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Queenstown Wakatipu Rangiora Rangiora Richmond Richmond Rotorua Rotorua Taupo Taupo Tauranga Mt Maunganui Papamoa the Crossing Tauranga CBD Te Awamutu Te Awamutu Timaru Timaru Wanaka Wanaka Wanganui Wanganui Wellington City: Hunter St Lower Hutt Johnsonville City: Featherston Street Westport Westport Whangarei Whangarei 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 What the tourists don’t do in Athens Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Mediterranean Neighbours Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.