The ancient civilization of Santorini was completely destroyed by a catastrophic volcanic explosion that occurred somewhere between 1620-1640 BC. With every trace of life gone, all that remained was covered with volcanic ash; lava and pumice stone, which eventually lead to the creation of a compact soil, called aspa. It...

In Greece the most frequently seen dressings consist of olive oil and aromatic herbs like rosemary, oregano, thyme, and spearmint. Another popular dressing known in every Mediterranean household is the zesty olive oil and lemon juice dressing,commonly drizzled on vegetable dishes. It is simple, yet...

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Those are the wise words of Mr JRR Tolkien, words that resonate strongly with us  here at Perivolas. Enjoying a great lifestyle really is what it’s all about...

Holiday pictures are a ‘must’ when it comes to summer memorabilia. No other testament of good times is more popular in our digital era. Whilst on Santorini, one is of course spoiled for choice of backdrops and opportunities. Here are some specific and some more general pieces of advice on how to get the best snaps on our dream island.

Since the time the first ever inhabitants arrived on 'Strogili' (one of the early names of Santorini meaning 'The Round One') around 3000 BC, and the creation of the first pre-historic settlements dating back to the Neolithic Period, Santorini has lived through the ages to become a haven for archaeologists and history lovers.

The first ever excavations began at the mines of Thirassia and in the area of ‘Mesa Vouno’ in the 19th century and revealed evidence of settlement as early as 9th century BC. A breakthrough archaeological moment was in 1967, when a team headed by Spiros Marinatos revealed the Late Minoan City of Akrotiri, the center of a major Aegean civilisation of the mid 16th century BC.