Just a few minutes from the beautiful black beach of Kamari
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.
The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon is connected to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest.
The principal port is called Athinios. The capital, Fira, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon. The volcanic rocks present from the prior eruptions feature olivine and have a small presence of hornblende.
What to visit
See the sunset in Oia
Vist the Archaeological Site of Akrotiri
Visit Kamari, the most famous black sand beach
Take a boat trip from Athinios to the Volcano and the island of Thirassia
Visit the wineries and taste the famous Santorini wine "Vinsanto"