“We travel initially to lose ourselves; and we travel next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe where riches are differently dispersed.”
Pico Iyer, Why we Travel
Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.
Santorini is a real gem and succeeds in enchanting every single person that sets foot on its magical land. It is actually the southernmost Cycladic island and lies between the Greek islands Ios and Anafi.
The reason why Santorini stands out and is so popular and attractive is that a destructive force created one of the most spectacular natural sights in the world. The renowned volcano, the creator of a unique landscape, is still active and its crater is underwater.
Firostefani lies to the north of Fira and there is little difference that separates it from its considerable larger neighbour. Without a doubt, the views from this part of Santorini are spectacular, offering another perspective of Santorini volcano. One can enjoy the magnificent sight of Fira itself and the breathtaking sunset in the evening.
Although Firostefani village is considered a separate settlement, it is actually an extension of Fira, the capital of Santorini. Its gifted location on the caldera, on the north part of the island makes it a remarkable site.
From here the view is quite magnificent, giving visitors a different perspective of the volcano. The wild beauty of the caldera itself along with the volcano view composes a thrilling scenery.