Lying 230km to the southeast of Athens, Santorini (officially known as Thira) is the southernmost of the islands of the Cyclades group. Santorini ows its horseshoe shape to a massive volcanic explosion which happened around 1500 BC and destroyed the centre of the island, only leaving a collapsed caldera with a diameter of roughly 12 km. The central lagoon is surrounded by steep cliffs and is 400 m deep. Santorini is one of the few islands of the Cyclades group with a major airport. It is a very scenic island, with breathtaking views from the top of the cliffs at sunset.

Villages photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Villages
Churches photo gallery  - 27 pictures of Churches
The sea photo gallery  - 17 pictures of The sea
Tourism photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Tourism
18 photos of villages on Santorini
27 photos of churches on Santorini
17 photos of the lagoon of Santorini, its coast and harbours and boats and ships near it
25 photos of tourism on Santorini island
Sunsets photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Sunsets
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
13 photos of the very scenic sunsets on Santorini island
20 miscellaneous photos of Santorini
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