The island of Santorini is a spectacular island that stands out for its raw beauty. One of the most scenic islands on the Aegean, it is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Part of the island’s attraction is the landscape and seascape of Thera wrapped around the flooded caldera with numerous villages perched on the cliffs, hundreds of meters above the water. The present configuration is the result of a large volcanic eruption, an event speculated to have been the inspiration for the Myth of Atlantis.
Herodotus says that the island was originally called Stongyle (‘round’); later it was referred to as Kalliste (‘most beautiful’). In his book “the Histories” he refers to the island as Thera, and that is the official name by which it is called today. Even though, it is referred to equally as Santorini, by locals and foreigners. The name of Santorini originated in the 13th century AD, from the Venetians as a derivative of Santa Irene.
Famous for its sunsets and equally magnificent moonsets of red and purple hues, during the day it marvels with a unique landscape bathed in blue and white nuances of the light of the greek sun. Santorini, is also renowned for the beautiful views it offers of its whitewashed villages perched on the cliff tops like snowflakes.
At Perivolas Lifestyle Houses, you will find a perfect retreat, in perfect harmony with the unique landscape of Santorini as well as the rich history and culture of the island, offering travelers an ideal base from which to explore the natural beauty and ancient heritage of the Pearl of the Aegean.