Santorini（桑托林岛）is one of the most ruggedly beautiful and dramatic places on earth. Santorini， also known as Thira， is the southern most of the Cyclades islands（基克拉迪群岛） and one of the most popular destinations in all of Greece， for good reason.
Anyone who travels to Santorini may choose to arrive by boat before sunset and stay on the caldera（火山喷口）side of the island for one of the most magnificent and awe-inspiring views on the planet.
The magical island of Santorini is truly one of Greece's “must-sees”， right along with the Acropolis（雅典的卫城）。 Santorini's wild majesty created out of the apocalyptic event（预示灾难的事件） associated with mythical Atlantis（亚特兰蒂斯，传说中沉没大西洋的岛屿）， is unforgettable.
The sunsets， seen while sipping（啜饮）local wine high atop the sheer cliffs（陡峭的绝壁）is very romantic.
Santorini is a crescent shape（新月型） surrounding the black volcanic islands lying in the bay. What was once the island of Thira sank to the bottom of the caldera in the apocalyptic explosion in 1450 BC. The lagoon-like（环礁湖般的）caldera measures 32 square miles and is 300 to 400 metres deep.
On the western side where the volcano is located， the sheer cliffs， 300 metres high， are multi-coloured strata（地层、土层）of black， red， grey， and brown. Perched high atop are the scenes most often adorning a poster for Greece， startling white sugar cube houses and churches with brilliant blue domes（圆屋顶）set against the deeper blues of the sky and the Aegean Sea（爱琴海）。