Yes, your mind is already drifting to the beautiful contrasts made of white stone, blue painted windows, and black volcanic rocks rising from the crystal clear water of Santorini. It is no wonder Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in this country; its beauty simply cannot be negotiated. Every year, thousands of tourists visit it to discover the submerged caldera, the volcano’s crater, and the most beautiful traditional villages of the Cyclades. This scenery equally inspires high-end hedonistic holiday-makers, artists, and “regular tourists”. Number of tourists is booming, and it is no wonder: Santorini’s beauty is simply “out of this world”.
Its stunning villages are Fira, Firostefani, Immerovigli and Oia. As majority of places, Santorini has its old harbor, too. Its name is Skala Thira or Skala Fira and it is the main harbor specialized for the cruise ships. Surprisingly, it is not really a harbor, but a quay. The tricky thing about really idyllic marinas in Santorini ( Oia, Athinios, Akrotiri, Monolithos, etc. is that majority are shallow plus have reefs and demand careful approach. Not really made for mega-yachts, but “then, God created tenders”.