Santorini is the last of the Cyclades island to the South. The closests islands are Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos to the North, Anafi and Amorgos to the East and Crete to the South.
We refer to Santorini as one, but actually is complex of five islands. Santorini (Thira) is the main island and around it Thirasia and Aspronisi (parts of the ancient Stroggili) and the two volcanic islands Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni.
It was one island named Stroggili (circle in Greek) until about 1645 BC, when the volcano in the middle of the island erupted and Caldera was created. The two volcanic islands appeared much later from various eruptions starting 157 BC and the last one to be in the 20th century (1950).
Santorini is connected to Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Crete, Rhodes, Kos and all the major Cyclades islands (Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sifnos, Milos, Tinos, Syros) by boat and Athens and many countries direct by plane.
Kamari was the first beach that become a big summer resort in Santorini. The beautiful black sand beach of Kamari stretches for five miles in length along the eastern coast of the island. Tavernas, restaurants, tourist shops and entertainment spots, close to the seafront, will satisfy all tastes and preferences. A number of water sports are also available, such as water skiing, windsurfing and paddle boats. Kamari is active also in the night. Many visitors keep it in mind as a place where you can spend your entire vacation.