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Santorini is an explosion of colour in the Aegean Sea, with its vibrant pink bougainvillea, cornflower blue rooftops and sepia sunsets. This Greek island is part of the Cyclades group, and has two main towns: Fira and Oia. On one of our Santorini cruises, you’ll have plenty of time to explore both. Fira (also written as Thera) is the capital of the island and is home to a vast number of cultural gems, from Akrotiri – a Bronze Age settlement – to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Oia is the place to go for sweeping (and oh-so photogenic) views. It overlooks Santorini’s famous caldera, and is also home to the Venetian Oia Castle. You can walk for miles in Santorini, losing yourselves down cobbled lanes carved into cliff faces, so it’s a good job that there are plenty of beaches to relax on when you need a break. Start at the white-sand Paralia Vlichada, which has a dramatic location between rugged cliffs. Perissa Beach features black volcanic sand, while Kamari Beach – one of the island’s most popular – sits at the foot of the Mesa Vouno Mountain. As the sun begins to set in a riot of orange, gold and pinks, head to one of Santorini’s many wineries. Sipping a crisp white wine on a balmy evening overlooking the caldera is the perfect way to round off your time in Santorini.