Santorini

Santorini is an island most southern Cyclades island in the Aegean Sea about 120 miles from the mainland of Greece. Considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful islands, it is a tender port visited normally by small and medium size ships and there is a cable car up from the port. Surrounded by Thirasia and Aspronisi, which were once part of a larger volcanic island, it is thought to be the site of the “Lost City of Atlantis”. This film is Elizabeth and David from the Ruby Princess, which is rumoured to be the original ship the book Virgin Voyage was modelled on, if you are interested in romantic deck reads while visiting romantic islands. Sit, read and have a glass of wine on this magical island with numerous bars and cafés at the water’s edge.

Check out the tours offered by our guide widget to see what the island has to offer or just relax with the local wine and fish and look over the sea and ask yourself where it all went wrong! It certainly went wrong if you were near it when this volcano erupted as it is thought to have been the biggest volcanic eruption in history in around 1500BC. Many biblical stories have been linked with this huge eruption which resulted in Santorini as we know it today. Having destroyed settlements on what was a single island, it formed a giant rectangular lagoon, which measures about 7.5 by 4.3 miles with an island in the middle of that. It is surrounded by 980 ft steep cliffs on three sides forming the main island which slopes down the other side to the Aegean Sea. A small island called Theresa is the forth side of the lagoon. Also explore the rest of ‘Caldera’s Eyebrow’ – the collection of towns and villages that line the rocky cliff face.

If you have a video of a port destination, please let us now by contacting us here at Doris Visits. Jean will be there next year on a number of different cruises as we start to look at the Aegean.

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READ THE CRUISE BEFORE YOU CRUISE THE SEA. In the book charts, SOLO CRUISER BOOK SERIES. Violet Becket has never cruised. In fact, she has been nowhere in a long time. Too long. Book 1, Virgin Voyage has been in the book charts for some weeks now.

Violet has never had romance, never ever. As an older woman time is running out and she needs to make a change. This romantic read is based around cruises because once she cruises she loves it. That is her romance, well, there is a little more. Sally Katz used the films on Doris Visits to peg her books on! With permission. Each is a good read but there has yet to be a book based in this region, even though each book takes place on a cruise! Book 1 is a Canary Islands cruise, Book 2 is in the Baltic, Book 3 is in the Caribbean, and Book 4 goes from the ABC islands through the Panama Canal.

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