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THE MOST FAMOUS of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, Santorini was formed by a massive volcanic eruption thousands of years ago, and it’s living proof that magic can come from chaos. Take a look at Santorini’s whitewashed houses, scenic sunsets, and beautiful caldera views through this set of amazing pictures to ignite your wanderlust.
Blue and white are the colors of the Greek flag and also the colors of the houses in Santorini. Each house and hotel is carved into the side of the caldera, creating a dramatic and unique view from every edge of the island.
It’s difficult to decipher when one blue ends and another begins in Santorini.
Your very own balcony to the Aegean in Imerovigli. This small city in Santorini has only 470 inhabitants, but it’s home to some of the top hotels in the world.
The Red Beach of Santorini gets its name from the volcanic red rocks and soil. The red appears even brighter in contrast with the Aegean blue.