Wednesday, January 19
Santorini looks gorgeous. It's unusual, too - all white walls and turquoise and golden lights cascading down a hillside. For looks alone, I want to go.
A Greek island with a central lagoon surrounded by hills, I can imagine Santorini being a very popular place for a holiday. Bearing this in mind, as well as the hot desert climate, spring or autumn would be the most ideal time to visit. The island offers a holiday of relaxation - think basking in the sun, going on boat rides, swimming, Greek food and ice cold cocktails. If you want to stretch your legs there is plenty to see; traditional Greek wineries and fish taverns, pretty beaches, cycladic churches and monasteries. "Fira is the fiery capital, a marriage of Venetian and Cycladic architecture, whose white cobblestone streets bustle with shops, tavernas, hotels and cafes, while clinging to the rim of the caldera nine hundred feet above the its port."
There is an active volcano on Santorini, which you may want to bear in mind - the island is basically the remnants of a huge eruption - but this doesn't stop the people who flock there each summer. The island is also famous for its beautiful sunsets.