Destination Spotlight: Santorini, Greece

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On a small island in the Aegean Sea, sits a paradise of whitewashed buildings and bright blue roofs, so blue they blend in with the sky. The island, officially called Thira, is Santorini – essentially the remains of a volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements that were once one large single island.  The volcano left behind a caldera – a massive lagoon with steep cliffs surrounding it. It was one of the largest eruptions in history, and some believe it may have contributed to the legend of the lost city of Atlantis. An air of mythology settles over the buildings and cliffs, and I can imagine wandering through winding, narrow cobblestone walkways and imagining the stories they hold. Today the island’s economy relies largely on tourism, and it’s easy to see why.  The sloping cliffs allow for stunning views at almost any point on the island and the stark white of the architecture creates a clean, cool setting that would be hard not to find relaxing. Just looking at photos of Santorini can make you feel refreshed – it has quickly moved up to the top of my list of places I want to go.

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Photos by Thomas Northcut.

Stay tuned for more info on where our catalog team stayed while shooting our December book, and some of their favorite places in Santorini!

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hiphoper33 -December 10, 2011, 2:05AM

seen SUMMER LOVERS (1982)? ^_^

Anonymous -December 10, 2011, 9:22AM

were these taken with an iphone?

nitta -December 10, 2011, 12:01PM

with what camera were these pictures taken?

Sarti -December 10, 2011, 5:45PM

I love the retro filter on the images but Santorini looks unreal. It seams that white color is the main theme in Santorini. It gives a kind of lux and stylish feeling to the place. And of course it makes a perfect contrast with blue sky and fantastic sea.

dragon fruit -December 10, 2011, 9:10PM

i went to greece last summer, santorini and mykonos blew me away. so incredible relaxing and beautiful! the catalog looks incredible!

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Poulxeria -December 10, 2011, 11:31PM

Pictures of Santorini are very refreshing. When I dream, I dream in Santorini. I take a deep breathe and it instantly calms me.

Maria -December 11, 2011, 7:16AM

Thanks for such nice words for one of the most beautiful islands in my country:) Im from Crete come visit next time! :)Greetings

Tamberine -December 12, 2011, 3:35PM

Breath-taking!

sooz -December 13, 2011, 12:00PM

beautiful photos, i’ve always wanted to check out santorini.

http://www.solifestyle.com

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