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About mygreekislandcruise

Hello everybody! I started this blog after an amazing experience I had during my cruise. I hope that you will find it interesting. I keep posting a lot of photos from my trip in which you can see the places I visited. Well, I am neither a professional photographer nor a great writer; however I wish that you will get any tips that may help you plan your own cruise. Feel free to post your comments, I will be glad to answer to any questions of yours!

Sunset in Oia, Santorini

Santoini Oia

There are a lot of things that are unforgettable about Santorini. It is the kind of island that sticks with you for a while after you leave. Who could forget an island that legend holds is in fact the lost island of Atlantis? Honestly, who could forget that? Santorini was originally named Strongyli because of its shape (Strongyli means round in Greek). It is also known as Thera, named so by the Dorians when they settled there in the 8th century BC. As for the name Santorini, it originates from the Latin Santa Irini and it has been the name of the island since the 11th century.

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