It has been a while since I’ve been to Santorini, but the feelings are still alive in my mind as it was only happened yesterday. It’s a place completely out from the hustle and bustle of our world, but maybe this is a characteristic belonging to many little islands.
There’s something special here, something more.
I’ll talk about my experience, the emotions I’ve felt and about what you absolutely can’t miss of the Queen of the Cyclades.
Not everyone knows that the incredible beauty and uniqueness of Santorini is related to a tragic event: the eruption of the volcano of Thera in 1500 B.C. (Minoan eruption) caused a massive earthquake followed by tsunami waves that were so high and strong to reach the northern coast of Crete, devastating it completely. Some legends identify Santorini as the land of Atlantis and consider this catastrophic event as the end of this civilization. Santorini and its ancient and important past have always fascinated me. This is one of the reasons which brought me to choose it. Its uniqueness, the sea (which I love immensely), the tranquility that you breathe in every corner, the spectacular landscapes: this was what I expected to find.
What has been presented to my eyes was something really wonderful, above any expectation: a wide expanse of blue sea, dark and intense, the white towns of Fira and Oia climbed on the cliffs which look towards the caldera. In front, it stands the black Volcano island and on the background there’s Thirasia, the small island inhabited by only 200 people, where time seems to have stopped.
It is said to be the most romantic island in the world. I can’t tell you whether it is true or not (and well, I am not that kind of sentimentalist person ..) but what I can assure you is that your experience here will have a truly unique flavor and a special meaning if you will be living it with the right person.