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With Santorini back on the list of Travel Corridors we thought we'd give you a run down of beautiful Santorini.

This achingly beautiful Greek volcanic island is famous for its stunning coastline, panoramic views, romantic sunsets and is a gastronomic delight.

The capital Fira sits high on the edge of the "Caldera" on the islands west coast. This lively town hosts many upmarket hotels and restaurants with stunning views.

Heading north through villages Firostefani and Imerovigli we arrive at the exquisite upmarket village of Oia with its whitewashed houses, beautiful blue domes churches, and labyrinth of streets and alleyways to lose yourself in.

Oia is also world famous for its sunning sunsets and crowds gather to find the best vantage point with the Agious Castle being a particular favourite.

However, any high terrace will do to enjoy this spectacle and you may even hear an appreciative ripple of applause through the streets at the end.

Akrotiri to the South is often referred to as Greece's Pompeii and with good reason.

An archaeological delight with the famous Minoan ruins, Akrotiri is also a lovely, sleepy place (and more affordable than its cousins up the coast). You will find some of the best value family run tavernas, spectacular red sand beaches.

On the lesser known south and east coast, you will find the quieter villages of Perissa, Pervivolos, Kamari and Monolithos. All ideal for a more laid back, relaxing beach holiday.

Inland, historic Empario, Gonia, Vourvoulos and Volthonas with its cave houses are all worth an excursion.

With the rich volcanic soil, Santorini produces some spectacular flavours and is a foodie's delight.

From the local chloro cheese, tomato keftedes, local fresh fish, melitinia (cheese pastries) and reputedly the best cherry tomatoes in the world there is plenty to tempt the most discerning diner.

Wine has been produced on Santorini since ancient times and the most famous is Visanto, a rich dessert wine.

The island is best known for its refreshing dry white wines produced mainly from the assyrtiko grape.

There are many food and wine tasting tours you can take to sample many of these delights.

Whether it's a beach holiday, the spectacular views and sunsets, a gastronomic experience or a combination of all three Santorini has it all.

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