Island of Santorini

 

 

An island getaway doesn't always have to mean a trip to the
Caribbean. The island of Santorini lies in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece. It offers marvelous beaches in addition to a distinctly European vibe.

One of the most remarkable things about Santorini is that the island has no rivers. Up until the past 20 years, the locals had to collect rain in cisterns or from small springs, but today there is a desalinization plant that provides the convenience of running water.

Despite the arid climate, Santorini has a flourishing wine industry. Much of this is thanks to a special grape, the Assyrtiko, which is native to the island and produces a fine and exotic wine like none you have ever tasted. It is the perfect accompaniment to any of the fantastic Greek meals you are sure to enjoy during your stay.