White-washed buildings, blooming flowers and azure seas
MSC cruise ships call at the Greek archipelago of Santorini on cruise itineraries around the Mediterranean.
Known as the Cyclades, these islands, of which Santorini (also called Thera) is the largest, are hugely popular with holidaymakers - indeed tourism fuels the islands’ economy. Santorini was formed as the result of volcanic activity 3600 years ago and part of a smouldering live volcano (the caldera) can still be visited today.
Step off your luxury cruise ship and discover a Greek paradise; beautiful Santorini, with its white-washed buildings, blooming flowers and azure seas is the Greece of holiday brochures and sunsets here are reputed to be among the best in the world!
The capital of Santorini, Fira, competes with the other main village, Oia, both of which are perched atop cliffs and ancient caldera hills. Bustling Fira has all kinds of shops, cafes and bars; whilst on vacation here be sure to sample some of the local wine made from the Assyrtiko grape and make a purchase of gold jewellery as Santorini goldsmiths are famous worldwide. Smaller Oia is equally charming and its black sand beaches are sure to tempt sun-worshippers.
Leave time to visit Akrotiri, which is known as ‘prehistoric Pompeii’ following a devastating ancient earthquake and is the most important prehistoric settlement in the Eastern Mediterranean. Whatever you choose, we can help you make the most of your day thanks to join our excellent excursions and great deals on top sights and attractions.
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