Santorini is also known by the name Thira which comes from the ancient Spartan Thiran who moved from Sparta and was the first resident of the island after the the eruption of the volcano which caused lots of destructions.
The name of Santorini comes from Byzantine years when Franks Crusaders passed from the island. Both names predispose visitors for the diverse history that is expected to meet during their stay in the island of Santorini. Also known but no such wide as Strogili (Round) because of the shape of the island and Kallisti (Beautiful) because of the exceptional beauty. More: Santorini Holidays – an experience you will never forget
Santorini is located in the southern Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades islands. It lies 63 nautical miles from Crete and has an area of 75 square kilometers. Based on the population census of 2001, Santorini has a population of approximately 12,000 residents. (more…)