There is some speculation
that Santorini (or Thira
) may have been a part of the lost civilization
. Regardless of the truth to this, Santorini is a spectacular
sight, completely unlike any other island in the Cyclades
Santorini in its current form was created when the volcano erupted, blowing much of itself into the ocean. The result is a horseshoe shaped group of islands with towering cliffs, decorated with sulfuric yellows and ferrous reds.
Regular boat tours to the volcano and hot springs are available from the town of Fira. These depart from the old port daily and the cablecar descent to the port provides some wonderful views of the island.
The sunset when viewed from Oia on the northmost point of the island is nothing short of spectacular.
This island is a definite must-see when visiting the Cyclades.