Santorini : all about one of the most beautiful resorts in the world

Santorini annually receives hundreds of tourists and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the world. So what attracts people to this gem of Greece? July 16, 2021 AUTHOR: Maria Peryshkina 1 4 min

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Santorini: all about one of the most beautiful resorts in the world

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A brief excursion into history

Six thousand years ago, a powerful and unusually developed civilization of the Minoans was born here. The island was called Tyra, and its inhabitants were very industrious: they built beautiful palaces and castles, produced ceramics, and ran a household. Their story later formed the basis of many myths, legends and stories.

Santorini: all about one of the most beautiful resorts in the world

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But in 1500 BC. e. a mighty volcano woke up near the island, a powerful eruption of which, according to many scientists, destroyed the great Minoan civilization. And waves of great height caused irreparable damage to the inhabitants of Crete and the famous Palace of Knossos. Part of the island of Thira was submerged under water, and the relief acquired the shape of a crescent. In 1204, the island was renamed in honor of Saint Irene, the patroness of local residents, and since then it has been proudly called Santorini.

How to get to Santorini

There are several routes how to get to Santorini:

  • Flight Kyiv – Athens and Athens – Santorini
  • Flight Kyiv – Athens, then by high-speed ferry to Santorini
  • Flight to Rhodes, then by ferry to Santorini
  • Air flight to Crete (Heraklion), then by ferry to Santorini

Check the ferry schedule here.

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