A Picture of the Island "Santorini" which is often described as one of the favorite destinations for those seeking tourism archaeological, or historical, or beautiful nature, and the fact that the Greek island combines three reasons.
Santorini Island, Greece
Perhaps the most important characteristic of the island is its geography; where is located on the edge of a volcano exploded before the year 3500, and still ranks as one of the biggest volcanic eruptions so far. And take the island, high above sea level, or crescent shaped like a horseshoe, enabling the visitor to observe the sunrise and sunset amid brilliant colors of the sky and the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. It also represents the "Santorini" an opportunity for stars and amateur astronomers to observe stars and planets that you see with the naked eye in the night net.
The visitor can enjoy the offer of the island and its capital Vera of recreational activities Kalshoati wonderful water sports, restaurants and cafes overlooking the sea, and visit the Museum of the island archaeological, and walk in the alleys of the island narrow downtown homes and churches that feature all white and blue. The cross-linked Santorini Greek capital Athens airport and a number of European cities, and can be reached by boat from the nearby islands.
Santorini is also known as the "Thira," In the past, known by various names such as "Strongaal" or "Strongella" which means the circuit to describe the island, which was circular before the famous eruption. And also "Kalisti" or beautiful, but its current name Virgah some to the people of Venice who occupied the island in the thirteenth century named it the "St. Ernie", which means the island of "Saint Ernie" or saint of peace, as the word Ernie in Greek means peace, and the name was changed with time to Santorini.