EXPLORE THE CALDERA
The caldera of Santorini is one of the world’s natural wonders and has even been associated with the myth of Atlantis city. The scenic landscape consists of rocks, cliffs and volcanic islets that gracefully merge with sea and sky blues. You can easily rent a boat or hop on a day cruise at Athinio, Gialos or Ammoudi, and enjoy a tour around the famed, croissant shaped caldera. Explore the vibrant towns of Oia and Fira, both of which have many bars and restaurants. Discover the churches built into caves and the old stairs used for mining excavations along the cliffs. On the small island of Palia Kameni, you can even dive into the thermal waters that form a volcanic spa. Red and black rocks create a wild landscape around the crater on Nea Kameni, the neighboring island in the heart of the caldera. From the top of the island’s 2.5 million-year-old volcano, you can enjoy a marvelous view of the entire caldera.