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Should I visit Santorini in April or should I not?

Santorini: the island of love, fire and romance! 

Planning to visit Santorini in early spring time? Well, in this time of the year I love tour guiding even more! Let me tell you what you should know before booking your Santorini April holiday. 10 things you must know by a licensed tourist guide, local insider and Santorini expert! 

April is the beginnings of the touristic season and the first “official” spring month! 

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Why do people get married on Santorini?

Santorini is a romantic destination. Is the island of lava, fire and eternal love! The fact that Santorini has been destroyed and shaked It’s the island preferred every year by some thousand couples of all ages and from all over the world choose to come and tie the knot. We are beyond honoured!

Who hasn’t seen the dreamy, fairytale – like wedding pictures of the couple exchanging vows on the Caldera, overlooking the endless blue of the Aegean Sea, watching the colors as the sun sets! Mind blowing, the epitome of love 😍! And on the other hand who hasn’t watched “My big, fat Greek wedding”. Weddings is not a small manner here in Greece.

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Santorini is blue!

Or let’s beat the “Blue Monday” blues!

What color do you think when you speak of Santorini?!

When I asked my Instagram friends what colour they think when they speak of Santorini I received just one answer: BLUE and that was not out of the clear blue sky, or was it?! 😄 The prevailing colour on Santorini is definitely blue. So is today! Let’s beat the “blue Monday” blues by diving in the intriguing history of our cherished color!

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10 Fun facts about Santorini, inside information by a licensed tourist guide

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Are you visiting Santorini for the first time? Planning your vacations on the island? Welcome!

Rule number one: there is just one thing that you should never forget: Santorini is the island that never ceases to amaze anyone who visits! Here there are some useful info for you to know! Some tips that I have collected after a number of years of experience

1. As soon as you step your foot on Santorini the beauty of the island will leave you like WOW! Be ready for it! There are no worlds to describe this overwhelming scenery! This masterpiece was created exclusively by one architect and artist: NATURE! The shape of the island of Santorini has changed numerous times throughout its history due to various volcanic eruptions!

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Let’s welcome 2021 and see how Greeks celebrate New Year! 

n a few days 2020 will be history and we will welcome 2021! Let’s see how Greeks get prepared about this special event and how they celebrate this special day! First of all, New year is a big family celebration, I can say that it is bigger than Christmas, and especially this year everybody anticipates to say good bye to 2020.. 

In Greek is called Πρωτοχρονιά – Protohronia, and it’s not only New Year’s Day but also Saint Vasilios day – the day that all those who are baptized Vasilis (Bill) and Vasiliki celebrate their name day. 

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Christmas time in Santorini- Greece (part 1

A story of elves, boats, carols and Christmas trees

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 

Yes yes yes it’s almost Christmas time and despite the harsh situation that we are all getting through, we can pretend for a while that there is no lock down, nor virus or all this weird situation (always respecting the rules imposed in each and every area, social distancing and all the other measures etc) and travel to Greece to experience and see how Greeks celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! I know, for most of us Greece is sunny beaches, whitewashed houses under dazzling light, romantic sunsets and sweet summer nights but let me tell you that Greece is amazing all year round! 

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Top five places to watch the sunset in Santorini

One of the most famous attractions of Santorini is definitely the sunset! Millions of photos and Instagram posts, various impressive paintings, a big number of poems not to mention the unbelievably number of “I do” s that have been inspired and generated by the unique spectacle  and the magic atmosphere that every evening nature so generously offers to all of us! It’s the magical time on the magical island when the sky seems to get on fire as the sun dims in the Aegean Sea and the waters of the active volcano.

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The ancient city of Akrotiri: Legendary Atlantis and Greek Pompeii

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The first time that the name Atlantis was mentioned was around  360 b.C by Plato, the famous Athenian philosopher. Plato speaks about a very advanced ancient civilization that was destroyed in a cataclysmic way.   Read more

Easter time in Santorini

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One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter. If Christmas is a commercial celebration, Easter is the most sacred observance in the Greek Orthodox faith and is the most important holy celebration in Greece, even more important than Christmas. Read more

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy

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“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

Benjamin Franklin

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world.The origins of wine-making in Greece go back 6,500 yearsas the numerous archeological discoveries throughout Greece have revealed.

 

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Delicious local flavours: What you must taste when in Santorini

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“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. “

Traveling to Santorini is an experience that can be compared to a colorful puzzle composed of thousands pieces. A wild but beautiful and blessed place, a small piece of land characterized by its geographical position and topography, its volcanic soil which is completely anhydrous, the terrain’s morphology and the special microclimate. If you blend all the above mentioned elements together you will get particular local signature products with distinctive flavor, which alert all five senses. Therefore you should definitely have a try when you visit Santorini. Read more

Where is the volcano?

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Congratulations, you are in one of the most beautiful, romantic, breathtakingly beautiful islands in the world! Santorini! One of the most famous and dangerous volcanoes in the world is on Santorini as well! Very interesting… but, wait a minute: volcano? Is there a volcano here? Where is it?! I don’t see it…

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Santorini Starter Kit (Part 1)

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Santorini: one of the most beautiful islands in the world, one of the most romantic sunsets, some of the most photogenic villages, many black pebble beaches and sooo many questions.. Lets get started trying to answer them and make your holiday planning easier.

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The most beautiful island in Europe

The Travellers Choice Awards are being announced every year by Trip Advisor, the largest travel website in the world, and highlight the most beautiful islands. This year, 2015, Santorini is voted the most beautiful island in Europe.
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