Sitting in the deep blue of the Aegean Sea is the rugged landscape of Santorini, or Thira, as the locals call it. Following one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions in the 16th century, the landscape was changed forever, with this devastation shaping the island that stands today, together with the hearts of its people. The charm of this volcanic landscape is infectious, and it’s clear to see why, as it sits decorated with beautiful white washed houses that line the steep cliff face. Why not head to Oia on the northern tip of the island and witness an uninterrupted view of the sun as it sinks below the horizon. Or unwind and set sail. Take to the deep blue sea and experience the cooling coastal breeze of the Aegean on a cruise. Take a plunge and swim in the hot springs, or soak up the sun on the island’s incredible red and black beaches.