Thursday, 14 July 2011

Santorini - Thira

Read Santorini - Thira in Swedish.

Tell me, is there any more beautiful island than Santorini? The readers of the magazine "Travel + Leisure" don't think so either, as they have voted Santorini as the number one island in the world 2011!

Santorini, or "Thira" which is the official name of the island, belongs to the Cyclades group of islands (more than 200 islands) in the Aegean Sea. Santorini is a volcanic island 110 km north of Crete. A major eruption of the volcano in the 1600s B.C is beleived to have caused a huge tsunami at Crete, which meant the end of the great Minoan civilization.

Santorini got the first place in the voting because of the white houses and the small beautiful alleys, the azure-blue sea and the fantastic sunsets...
As the houses are built on top of the impressive caldera the view is completely outstanding.
The beaches has got darkgrey sand and just a few meters out you can not reach the bottom!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought a small summer palace there last summer, so probably they are there now as they recently arrived to Greece. (Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Greece.)

Other posts maybe of interest:
Bradgelina, De Niro & Travolta on vacation in Greece!
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie in Greece on vacation (2011)
To Greece with love from Hollywood!

Read more about Santorini.
Article about Santorini written by Kathleen Burke at (tip from Regina!)
The Parkour practitioner Ryan Doyle at Santorini.
The blog Donkey and the Carrot

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