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Sights

Prophet Elias Monastery
This Monastery crowns Santorini's highest peak (567 meters), situated between the Tower of Kamari in Santorini.The mountain called Prophet Elias, a name derived from the monastery located on the top. From this vantage point, one can admire the magnificent views over the island, the plain, as the village of Oia.The monastery was built in 1712. The walls surrounding it, mentioning fortress. The story
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Church of Saint Mary Diocese
The Church of Panagia Episkopi, Mesa Gonia is located in Santorini stands as a beacon of Orthodoxy on the island of Santorini.
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The Museum of Prehistoric Thera
Museum of Prehistoric Thera (admission - free) is a new museum nearby Fira bus station. It houses extraordinary finds which were excavated from Akrotiri (where to date only 5% of the area has been excavated). Most impressive is the glowing gold ibex figurine, measuring around 10 cm in length and dating from the 17th century BC, which was discovered in mint condition in 1999.
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Traditional Village
In traditioal Pyrgos village of Santorini were preserved and restored traditional buildings, dedicated to the promotion of everyday life in Old Santorini, "Santorini left."Built in 1895, the traditional cluster greets the visitor, who can monitor the whole process of wine production, from harvesting the grapes and vinification them as saving the grape old and huge, oak barrels, while extremely interesting
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Skaros
Skaros, the oldest fortress or castle or Top Rocket (Rock) was built in the late Byzantine period, from the Venetian Jacob Varotsi which received Santorini in 1207. He and his nobles used as office and residence. Around and below the Upper castle built entire village, the castle of Skaros, one of the five castles of Santorini. The main element of the building was the almost universal use of stone.
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Art Space Wine Museum
At Art Space, Exo Gonia Santorini, an old winery in 1861, exposed representative works of contemporary painting and sculpture, offering visitors the opportunity to come into contact with modern Greek art and the process of artistic expression in Greece.The old distilleryIn the old rakidio survives intact the distillery and bakeries old premises. There are also the only surviving pre-industrial processing
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Fira Old Port
The small port of Fira in Santorini Island is located at 900 feet below the village of Fira.Resting beneath the caldera and is the culmination of 588 spiral stair formation.Large cruise ships arriving at the port of Fira at regular intervals, generating significant revenue to the island. Donkeys and mules are the classic means of transport for this fantastic trip on the stairs leading to the Old
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Wine Museum
Unique, Greece, undercover Wine Museum in Exo Gonia, Santorini, 8 meters below ground and 300 meters long, shaped maze, presents the history of wine and the life of the Santorini vineyard from 1660 to 1970.With representations from mobile and fixed models, auto personal electronic tour in nine languages​​, the visitor navigates to the history of wine. The museum was created by the love and passion
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Perissa Santorini
Perissa is one of the first beaches of Santorini that have become tourist resorts. It is a place that lives during the months of the season. Perissa is the ideal place for those who love the view of the volcano combined with beach holidays. Here, apart from hotels and rooms you will also find a campsite.H Perissa retains the youthful profile required by young people and many foreign tourists for this
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Kamari Santorini
Kamari is a major tourist resort of Santorini and full of eucalyptus trees and endless sandy beach with black pebbles. Kamari is situated near the airport. Just over Kamari is the archaeological site of Ancient Thira in Mesa Mountain. You can enjoy swimming in the beautiful beach stretching to Monolithos The best nights of Kamari are the nights after the full moon, the moon rises red from the sea
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Pirgos Santorini
The Tower, the old capital of Santorini, is a village in the hinterland of the island. The tower was built on the highest point of the island, on the slope of Mount Prophet Elias, the highest point of the island. Until 1800 it was the capital of the island.In the village center is the medieval castle that still retains the characteristics of the Venetian Empire, the Byzantine churches, medieval houses
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Akrotiri Santorini
Akrotiri is located on the southwestern tip of the island of Santorini located 15 km from Fira. The area is a real cape with steep coasts, which extend 3 miles west of the southern part of the island. During the Middle Ages was one of the castles of the island of Santorini. Akrotiri became known worldwide thanks to the prehistoric settlement discovered by the excavations, which began systematically
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Messaria Santorini
Messaria is a village in Santorini hinterland, with many vineyards in the center of the island. The winery produces excellent wines. Messaria has kept its traditional beauty. It is worth walking in the village and admire the beautiful neoclassical buildings and among them a restored mansion. Messaria has a large number of hotels and accommodation rooms. Worth a visit.
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Finikia
Finikia is a small, well-preserved traditional village. In Foinikia lived farmers who worked in the valley and vineyards. It is a quiet place, an alternative for anyone who wants to stay. There are a few hotels and accommodations.You can walk from the beach of Baxedes and take the road that leads to the valley with vineyards and the beautiful churches of St. Constantine and St. Sunday.From the little
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Emporio
The village of Emporio, was for many years the commercial center of Santorini. Here were all the trade of products of Santorini, so named from the word trade.Today is one of the largest villages on the island, with many shops, regional health center, school. Today, what the visitor can see from that period of Venetian domination are some traces of other castle in the traditional center of the city
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Village Karterados
The village Karterados is an inland village, with some hotels and rooms for those who want an economical solution for staying close to Fira.The village enjoyed great prosperity during the 19th century and many Santorini captains came to live here. There are some mansions reminiscent of the old glory of Karterados. There are also some nice churches and worth walking around the small village. In the
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Megalochori
Megalochori is a picturesque village with neoclassical houses, narrow streets and white churches. The plain of Megalochori famous for its vineyards. The roofs of the houses are covered with grapes, to be sun dried to make raisins sweet wine of Santorini.It is worth visiting the church of Panagia with 365 miniatures of saints and the Boutari winery where you can take a tour to see the facilities and
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Ancient city of Thira
Ancient city of Thira is located above the Kamari atop Messa Mountain Santorini. The city in the Archaic period was only a small remote village in the Cyclades. In ancient times this settlement was extremely successful and Thera enjoys long time privileges as the mother city of Cyrene. From the 6th century BC, was a collection of 760 coins, which testifies modest commercial ties with Athens and Corinth
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Oia
Oia (or Pano Meria) in Santorini, is facing south in a fishbone layout. The main pedestrian street connects its ends across the top of the cliff, with many local branches. The village was also, devastated by the 1956 earthquake and has never fully recovered, but it is dramatic, sticking and quieter than tourist-frenzied Fira, although it's streets are also filled with expensive jewellery boutiques.The Village
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Oia
Oia (or Pano Meria) in Santorini, is facing south in a fishbone layout. The main pedestrian street connects its ends across the top of the cliff, with many local branches. The village was also, devastated by the 1956 earthquake and has never fully recovered, but it is dramatic, sticking and quieter than tourist-frenzied Fira, although it's streets are also filled with expensive jewellery boutiques.The Village
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Imerovigli
Imerovigli or Merovigli is a village in Santorini, located 3 kilometers northwest of Fira, at the highest point of the caldera, some 300 meters above sea level. It has 467 residents. Imerovigli belongs to the Municipality of Thira.It has been declared as a traditional settlement and imposed special conditions and limitations on building.
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Firostefani
Even if officially is considerated as a distinct village of Santorini, Firostefani is the continuation of Fira. Firostefani is a quiet and peaceful village, which is mostly constituted of hotels, traditional houses, villas, studios and rooms. The area proposes just a couple of restaurants and cafe but Fira, where all the activities are concentrated can be reached easily on foot. It is also, one
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Areas

Akrotiri
Akrotiri is a village of Santorini with 450 residents. It is found in the south-western side of the island, just 15 kilometers far from Fira. Administratively, it belongs in the Municipality of Thira. Akrotiri became known worldwide from the prehistoric settlement that was discovered in the excavations, which began systematically in the region by Spyros Marinatos in 1967.Geographically, the region
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Oia
Oia (or Pano Meria) in Santorini, is facing south in a fishbone layout. The main pedestrian street connects its ends across the top of the cliff, with many local branches. The village was also, devastated by the 1956 earthquake and has never fully recovered, but it is dramatic, sticking and quieter than tourist-frenzied Fira, although it's streets are also filled with expensive jewellery boutiques.The Village
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Imerovigli
Imerovigli or Merovigli is a village in Santorini, located 3 kilometers northwest of Fira, at the highest point of the caldera, some 300 meters above sea level. It has 467 residents. Imerovigli belongs to the Municipality of Thira.It has been declared as a traditional settlement and imposed special conditions and limitations on building.
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Caldera or Kaldera
Caldera in Santorini: Word of Spanish origin which means kettle, pot. This is a "bowl" formed by volcanic kataptoisi, which by definition has a diameter of at least a mile.More than two million years ago, Santorini was a small non-volcanic island. Relevant evidence is visible from the mountain of Prophet Elias in the southeast of this island, which consists of non-volcanic limestone.Prior to two million
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Messaria
Messaria in Santorini has a Cycladic charm with its outstanding architecture. It is surrounded by gardens and vineyards. One of the most impressive sites in the village is the Argiros mansion, built in 1888 by winemaker George E. Argiros, and just recently restored. After the earthquake of 1956, the owner's grandson used his own funds to restor the mansion, including the furniture inside.The churches
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Fira
Fira is the capital of Santorini, Greece, and the most important of all villages. It is located at the west side of the island and 10 km away from the main port, Athinios. Fira has 1.600 constant inhabitants.The town of Fira is a typical Cycladic village made of charming white houses with blue windows and doors, separated from each other by small paved streets. Many of its beautiful buildings were
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Perissa
In the southern corner of Santorini island is Perissa. A seaside village with more than five kilometres long dark beach.Characteristic is the enormous rock, called Mesa Vouno which rising 264 meters from the sea and offers a great landscape by night when the rock is lighted.The worth seeing of the village is the magnificent five-domed church of the Holy Cross which was rebuilted on the same site
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Pyrgos
Tower Kallistis a medieval gem and stands on a hill overseeing Santorini from one side to the other, from the Cape to the Oia.Castelli is a castle and still retains the characteristics of the Venetian Empire, peppered with churches and ruins, exuding a strong sense of power and prosperity. Three large blue domes adorn the village, where houses and choriatospita are in harmony. Residents with
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Firostefani
Even if officially is considerated as a distinct village of Santorini, Firostefani is the continuation of Fira. Firostefani is a quiet and peaceful village, which is mostly constituted of hotels, traditional houses, villas, studios and rooms. The area proposes just a couple of restaurants and cafe but Fira, where all the activities are concentrated can be reached easily on foot. It is also, one
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Perivolos
One of the most famous beach of the island with its dark grey sand (a little lighter than Perissa). Perivolos lies between Vlihada and Perissa in Santorini and is a wonderful endless beach.Beach bars are lots of fun, they combine a "day club scene" with swimsuits, beach volley and happenings.
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Mesa Gonia
The Mesa Gonia in Santorini is a Mediterranean village located 8 km SE of Fira, on the way to Kamari. The village suffered extensive damage during the earthquakes of 1956 and virtually abandoned by their inhabitants, many of whom settled in Kamari.It is a beautiful village surrounded by vineyards. Media Gonia is one of the most important centers of wine production on the island.The main attraction
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Ekso Gonia
Ekso Gonia in Santorini is a small village 12 km from Fira, with few residents. The village has maintained the lifestyle of the past, is quiet and unspoiled by the crowds of tourists. Narrow streets, beautiful homes, a flat landscape with breathtaking views of the locals sitting in courtyards, entertaining friends and greet all passersby.An old tomato plant has been transformed into a cultural center.
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Kamari beach
Kamari beach combines the most beautiful sea and the relaxing accommodation in Santorini Island.Find many beach bars and cafes and taste your meal or dinner by the sea of Kamari Village.
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