Santorini is one of the most famous greek islands, belonging to Cyclades. It is worldwide known for its volcano, the unique caldera and a sunset that takes your breath away. Santorini is a top touristic destination for vacations and that is exactly how the approximately 12.500 residents of the island multiply each summer. Many of the visitors choose to get married in Santorini.

The island stretches out to 76 square km and the length of its seashore is more than 69 km. Fira is the capital of the island and under its administration are the islands Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palaia & Nea Kameni and Anydros.

Santorini belongs to the volcanic arc of Aegean, together with Methana, Milos and Nisiros, and is considered to be an active volcano. It is situated in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, while in the north there is Ios island and in the east Anafi. The island looks almost like a horseshoe, a shape due to the various volcanic eruptions. The most important of them is known as the Minoan eruption (about 1600 BC) and altered its original round shape. The soil is volcanic and therefore particularly fertile and favorable to farming. The people of the island mainly cultivate vineyards, from which the famous Santorini wine is produced, fava beans and other agricultural products.

The island is arid and dry, rocky on the volcano’s side and smooth in the rest of it. The highest peak of the island is Prophet Elias, with 567 m height. Its climate is temperate desert and, although it is the most southern island of the Cyclades, it is the coldest. In the past inhabitants were intensively engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries, whereas today most have turned to tourism.