Thursday, September 10, 2009

Santorini at dusk


Santorini is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km SE of the mainland. They are essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion which destroyed what was formerly a single island, and lead to the creation of the current geological caldera.

9 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I guess it is awash with tourists... Tourist season is all year round or there is period where the weather is still decent and the island less crowded?

Vogon Poet said...

I forgot... The photo is great!

Tinsie said...

Thank you :-)

The tourist season starts in (mid) April and finishes in (mid) October. There are permanent residents on the islands year round, but most tourists visit when it's sunny and warm, so during late autumn and winter the place is pretty empty. The peak season is mid July to end of August.

We were there in early September and although it was busy, I wouldn't say it was too crowded.

Vogon Poet said...

Thanks, this is valuable information...

Tinsie said...

I'm planning to do some travel posts on my other blog, you may want to have a look if you're thinking of visiting the Cyclades at some point.

Steffe said...

It's a great little island. Although I have been tossed out from two hotel rooms in two days on a visit to Santorini.

Tinsie said...

Dare I ask why?!

JM said...

I love Santorini! The light in this photo is amazing!

Tinsie said...

The light of a Santorini sunset is pretty amazing!