Santorini belongs to the island complex of the Cyclades, is located south of Ios and west of Anafi, while it is about 130 nautical miles from Piraeus and 65 from Crete. The capital of the island is Fira. It lies in the list with the most popular travel destinations in the world.
The first name of the island was Strogguli (Roundy) due to the shape it had before the big volcanic eruption. The later name "Thira" came from the Spartan Thira who is considered to be the first settler of the island. The current name of the island comes from the Frankish Crusaders who passed through the island and called it Santa Irina.
Tourism is the main source of income for residents, while viticulture is the most important sector of agricultural production. The Santorini vineyard is known for its volcanic soils and is one of the oldest vineyards in the world. It is important that several wines of Designation of Origin of Superior Quality are produced on the island (for more information click here).
To reach Santorini you can take the ferry from Piraeus where the trip lasts from 4.5 - 9 hours depending on the route you choose. For easier access you can choose to come by air, where the journey takes about 45 minutes.