Santorini:the Work of Art of Volcanic Lava The island of Santorini is the acknowledged tourist Mekka of the world elite. From the first sight the singularity and uniqueness of Santorini is evident. The very moment you step on the soil of Santorini you will be carried away to another world: the world without time and space, which appeared thousands of years ago out of the bowels of the earth and is washed by the waters of the Aegean Sea. The peculiarities of Santorini such as the austere distinctive beauty of its volcanic rocks of different shades, the unique architecture of its towns, nestled on terraces of steep rocks, with its traditional white houses and blue domed churches make the island outstanding and unique. Santorini (Thira, as the Greeks call the island) is located at the southernmost tip of the Cyclades and is, in fact, a group of islands, which includes Thira, Tirasia, Aspronisi, Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni. Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. Romantic Destination Santorini is considered to be one of the most romantic place in Greece and worldwide, occupying the 14th place on the list Top Romantic Getaways. Santorini is a popular destination among couples and honeymooners. Greek tour operator Mouzenidis Travel offers a wide selection of wedding packages: from romantic and symbolic to Big Fat Greek Weddings. Thira The capital of Santorini is Thira, located on the slopes of the caldera, at an altitude of 260 m above sea level. Thira charms its visitors with its special beauty and originality. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view over the small island of Nea Kameni and the blue Aegean Sea, merging into the azure sky ... Unique Products, Wines & Specialties of Santorini Unique local products include white eggplants, Mediterranean tomatoes, capers and the green cheese, while fava (an appetizer) and kardamides represent true gourmet delights! If you do not walk through a Santorinian vineyard and fail to taste unique local wines, you’ll miss the true flavor of the island. The most popular wine varieties include Asiritiko, Athyri , Afiri , Aidani, Mantilarya and Mavrotragano.