Greece: Santorini – Thira

Thira is the capital of Santorini although little distinguishes it from other villages clinging to 200m high vertical cliffs of the Santorini caldera. One can get lost exploring these vertical universe of churches and boutique hotels with pools suspended almost in midair. The views down into the caldera are nothing short of heart-stopping. Interestingly, white and blue colors are not coincidental but a quiet anti-Turkish statement from when these Greek islands where under Ottoman rule (blue and white are colors of the Greek flag).

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