Greece is a country with amazing landscapes, ancient history, filled with mythical creatures and gods. It’s a great choice for relax.
С площадью 131 957 кв.км, из которых 80% состоит из гор иhills, Greece is one of the most “mountain” countries in Europe. Still one unique fact is the presence of many islands and islands (of which there are about 6000) and the existence of coastal line length of 16 000 km.
One of these islands is the picturesque Santorini. This is a real paradise on Earth – a unique place where you can enjoy the combination of turquoise and snow-white, visit active volcano, enjoy the local cuisine (and for a romantic tuned pairs are added and the combination of the most beautiful sunsets and fabulous wine). This is one of the most popular places for weddings and honeymoons.
On the island – an active volcano, and this causes, on the one hand, fear, and on the other – an irresistible temptation to approach the crater take a closer look and feel his hot breath. Over the last 400,000 Santorini has erupted many times. Some scientists believe that its devastating eruption 3,600 years ago led to the extinction Minoan culture. It was so powerful and deadly that the neighboring islands (within a radius of 60 km) and the northern part of Crete were destroyed by the subsequent giant tsunami. It is believed that people living in these areas could not even leave the island. There are scientists who believe that the volcano was responsible for the disappearance of Atlantis.
The words “In Vino Veritas” or “there is truth in wine” belong to the Roman writer Pliny the Elder. This gift of the gods is unique because of the nature of Santorini. During the eruption of the volcano (roughly around 1650 BC), lava, ash, and stones thrown out of the crater, creating the perfect soil for growing grapes. Farmers have found a way to protect the soil from weathering. (under the influence of strong air masses) during the year, having built a wall of stones and petrified lava. It helps to increase arable land and minimizes moisture loss.
In the summer, sea vapors only quench the thirst of the vines morning hours Then strong winds and hot sun dry grapes, thereby protecting it from disease. Is unique and growing technique. Grape plantations are located in the lowlands, in which the grapes ripen. It is also protected from sand inflicted by winds that can cause bunches of damage. Here is the main grade is Asirtiko, it is 80% of the production. Wines produced from it, are characterized by powerful, unique and rich taste, high mineral content. Excellent Vinsanto – from him get a sweet white wine. Its feature is that it is produced from white dried grapes, so the wine has a golden hue and sweetness, combined with a blast of raisins, dried figs, spices, lemon and honey. For tourists are traditional wine tours of the island with wine tasting and visiting museums and wineries.
Santorini is the perfect choice for couples who want spend your holidays admiring the unique natural beauty and romantic sunsets. Many hotels here offer special offers for marriage and honeymoon. Also, tourists can enjoy culinary delights and travel by boat or the ship.