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  Santorini - by Scott Stulberg  
 
Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades, Aegean, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in Greece and in the world. The traditional villages of the island, built on tall cliffs, offer a breathtaking view over the submerged volcano. The view from Oia, on the furthermost tip of Santorini, is probably the most spectacular view I have ever seen in my life. As a photographer, nothing comes close to looking back at the village of Oia form the tip of the island at sunset. You have to make it there in your lifetime!!!
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Directions You can take a boat from almost anywhere in the islands of Greece or take a plane there. You can get to Santorini Island by plane from most international airports via Athens. During the summer period, Santorini is also connected with flights to and from Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete and Thessaloniki. From Santorini, Olympic Airways operates at least six flights daily to Athens, five weekly to Rhodes and Mykonos and two weekly to Iraklio. Air Manos flies to Athens six days a week, and also to Mykonos, Samos and Thessaloniki. Almost all of the travel agencies sell tickets.
Season All year long...
Time of day all day long!!!!
Recommended SubjectsYou must not miss Oia, the place gifted with the most famous and stunning sunsets. It's my favorite place, without a doubt, and it is where hundreds of people gather every night to watch the amazing sunset.
GearSwimsuits, sandals, hats, nice evening wear, lightweight clothes for a beautiful climate that is never too cold.
Other Nearby ResourcesMotorcycle and car rentals are a great way to see Santorini. There are also beaches to venture too. Plenty of boat trips daily all over the place that are well worth the low price.
Camera StoreMany stores all over the island...
Places To Stay The town of Thira is the crazy town with all kinds of wild stuff going on and incredible nightlife. If you are looking for romantic and secluded, then you want to stay in Oia, at the tip of the island. Both places are great and offer stunning views of the volcano and incredible sunsets.
Places To EatWow ... everywhere you look is the most incredible food - traditional Greek food to ice cream and pizza. One of my favorite places to eat in the world!
WarningsDon't fall off the cliffs. It's a long way down!!
 OtherThe island is known for its incredible villages. Some of them are perched on the top of high cliffs and offer gorgeous views. The island of Santorini is less known for its beaches, which have the particularity, for most of them, to have black sand. In the Ancient times, the island used to have a circular shape. The volcano's eruption was so strong that it caused the center of the island to sink. Some believe that this eruption was even responsible for the extinction of one of the greatest civilization ever: the Minoan Civilization of Crete Island, Greece.
Link #1Great travel guide to Santorini
 Link #2Maps of Santorini
 Link #3Listing of good hotels
 Date Created1/27/2007 12:17:56 PM
 
 

Green Tip #102

Ride Your Bike To Work.

Use your muscles to power you along your commute instead of gas. Bicycling is amazing in that it's one of the few machines where you can be both the passenger and the engine. If you go this route, be safe and wear bright clothing. Also, use flashing lights especially if you might find yourself in low-light. When I ride to work, I use a flashing tail light on my bike at all times and wear a bright yellow windbreaker to both keep me warm and make it easier for drivers to notice me. And I'll tell you, riding to work has another benefit, in addition to being good to Planet Earth: I get to cruise right on by all those traffic jams.

 

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