Santorini is a top destination because of its beautiful beaches and because it is one of the most romantic get aways in the world. Some say that Santorini was the original home of the lost city of Atlantis, which long ago disappeared into the ocean’s depths. The remains of this mythological city is now surrounded by beautiful beaches and beautiful whitewashed homes. Today, Santorini consists of two big islands and several smaller ones. Most visitors spend their time on Thira, which is the largest island, and is home to Santorini’s major towns, including Fira and Oia. The quiet city of Thirassia makes for a relaxing daytrip too. And don’t count out the even quieter islands like Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni because they are definitely worth exploring.

Your first order of business in Santorini is to hit the beautiful beaches. The black and red sands make for a memorable visit. You can look at the beautiful pictures online, but seeing it in person will be unforgettable. Next, explore the archaeological delights of the preserved¬†Ancient Akrotiri¬†or hike to Ancient Thera to see the ruins of three empires, including the Romans. You must catch the breathtaking view of the caldera, an amazing turquoise pool of water that serves as the center of the several islands. Some say you only need a day to enjoy these islands’ charms, but to really take in all Santorini has to offer, you’ll need a few days to a week. You will be amazed in every aspect of this trip.