Thira or Santorini at about 1500 B.C. was almost destroyed by the famous volcano eruption which didn't interrupt islands inhabitants but stopped economic growth and prosperity. The island of santorini has its unique architecture. Houses with domes, many small windows and the colors of blue and white define santorini's unique architecture. Major villages that a visitor should visit is Fira, Hmerovigli, Oia, Akrotiri, Emporio, Messaria etc. From Fira you can take the boat to visit the volcano and see the dead and warm soil and visit both Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni. You can also visit the small island of Thirasia with a boat 4 nautical miles from Oia. Multiple beaches of rare beauty are available for visiting, navigate through the menu to photos and beaches to see them all!