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Greek Islands: Santorine

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Santorini island (Thera) was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions about 3,500 years ago. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic and its effects may have indirectly led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. Due to its imposing landscape and amazing views, the stunning sunsets, its terrifying birth related to the myth of Atlantis, and its special indigenous architecture, Santorini is considered an unmatched tourist experience.  Info: www.santorini.gr ; Santorini Guide book 2008 

The Viniculture

Apart from the uniqueness of the breathtaking landscape, the island is also famous for its distinctive wine production. Superb dry and dessert grape varieties cultivated in Santorini, give a special but excellent taste in its wines. Assyrtiko, Athiri, Vinsanto are some of the most popular appellations.  Awards of Santorini wines: 8th Thessalooniki Int’l Wine Competition;  Int’l wine and spirit competition 2008 & Gold medal at the Int’l Wine challenge 2008

World Media Coverage

In one of its articles, The Wall Street Journal gives full details on how to spend memorable summer vacations on the island. The author gives a brief traveller’s survival guide with tips on where to go, where to stay and what to eat. The article also provides a photo slideshow of Santorini’s must see places.  The Wall Street Journal: Santorini, Greece-Off the beaten track (07.01.2008); GreekInsight.gr: Santorini Voted Best Mediterranean Cruise Destination