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The Greek islands of Santorin (Santorini) has an area of 90 square kilometers and 13.000 inhabitants The People in Santorin live mainly from tourism, that has greatly increased in the last 15 years. Therefore, many new hotels and apartment complexes built and improved the infrastructure significantly. Four miles from the main resort of Kamari is the airport of Santorin. The typical Greek places with the Cycladic architecture has been retained. Santorini and the smaller nearby islands are of volcanic origin and a Greek legend, Atlantis will be lost here. The western coast on the main island project to Caldera, which is located in the center of the archipelago of Santorin, about 200-300m almost vertically from the sea. The last major eruption was about 4.000 years ago, but also in the 18 and 19th centuries caused by volcanic eruption new small islands. The best beaches on Santorini are located on the eastern side of the main island, as the coast get gently slope into the sea.

Thira is the main town on Santorin. Many jewelry and souvenir shops, bars and taverns in the small, narrow, white streets make this town into a bustling metropolis. Eight kilometers away from Thira, is the main seaside resort of Santorini - Kamari. Due to the volcanic origin are the beaches of black sand or gravel. Smaller and quieter resorts on Santorin are Oia in the north and the south of Santorini Vlychada. The two places also have many shops, bars and taverns.

Santorin is one of the southernmost island in the Aegean Sea located in the Cyclades. Among the 23 major islands and 200 smaller islands. The name Cyclades (islands ring) dates back to ancient times, since the islands were regarded as a ring around the sacred island of Delos. The capital of the Greek Cyclades Administrative Region is the city Ermoupoli on the island of Syros. The main islands of the Cyclades are: Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Folegandros, Gyaros, Ios, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Kea, Kythnos, Makronis, Santorini, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Syros and Tinos. Since about 1920, tourism has increased to the Cyclades islands in Greece and has been growing increasingly become the main source of income. The main airports are located on Santorini and Mykonos. For daily or weekly ferry to the other Cycladic islands of Naxos and Paros are also important.

In the Cyclades islands you will find the typical in the Greek travel brochures. The small, whitewashed cubic houses on the bare rock with a small church and surrounded by the deep blue sea. The most popular holiday islands are: Santorini, Ios, Naxos, Mykonos and Paros.

In the summer months between June and September there are on average only one rainy day per month, making the islands in the southern Aegean have the most sunshine hours in Greece. The Cyclades are not nearly as prolific as in antiquity. Save on Naxos there are no permanent water-bearing rivers. Today the islands are mainly only of bare rocks. In the valleys, but even occasional wine, fruit and vegetables.

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