Santorini is a Greek Island in the Aegean sea and part of the Cyclades island group. Called Thria by the locals, Santorini was once home to the thriving Minoan Civilization. Because of a huge volcanic eruption, the island was abandoned by the Minoans. Today the island has a crescent moon shape formed by the destruction done by the eruption. Popular with honeymooners, Santorini is a romantic destination for grown-ups. Most visitors stay in one of the two main towns of Fira and Oia, wandering between whitewashed buildings with blue domes and admiring the stunning scenery.
At the top of the list for most visitors to Santorini is watching a sunset across the Caldera. The island is a crescent moon shape, and the main towns of Fira and Oia face west towards the setting sun. If you are lucky enough to get a restaurant table with a sunset view, then keep hold of it or someone else will likely jump in. Although you can admire the sunset from plenty of spots along the crater edge, there are popular areas that get very crowded. Avoid the windmills if you want a quiet spot to appreciate the beauty in peace.
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