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Santorini island news and views

The romantic Greek island of Santorini lies in the central Cyclades group of Greek islands. Santorini panders to up-market Greek island holidays with many luxury Santorini hotels to be found. Cruise ships bring holiday visitors to gasp at the romantic sunset skies and turn on to the island's hot nightclubs. Sunset views over the caldera make this a favourite Island for honeymooners.

Santorini donkeys can get poorly treated

Santorini donkeys have always been a big hit on Greek island tours but their welfare has often been a problem. Now the first fines have been imposed on Santorini donkey owners for breaching Santorini island animal welfare codes . . .

View over Santorini caldera

The volcanic holiday island of Santorini joins the pyramids of Giza, the temples at Machu Picchu and the Parthenon in Athens as a place you must see before you die. According to an article published by the American magazine Smithsonian, Santorini . . .

Megaro Gyzi Centre on Santorini

Holiday visitors to Santorini island can enjoy music and painting at one of the island's most renowned cultural events. Seven music concerts and a painting exhibition make up the programme for the Megaro Gyzi Festival 2011 . . .

Santorini Akrotiri site

Prison sentences have been imposed on eight defendants following the death of a Welsh tourist when the roof collapsed at the archaeological site of Akrotiri on Santorini. The 'bioclimate' roof collapsed in 2005 leading to the death . . .

Across the Santorini caldera

Volcano watchers plan to plant more sensitive seismographs to check earthquake 'rumbles' on the holiday island of Santorini. They are to install new earthquake detecting instruments on the islet of Kameni in the caldera . . .

Santorini cherry tomato

Santorini is world famous for its dramatic setting, live volcano and astonishing sunsets but it is less well known for its cherry tomatoes, a product of Santorini's volcanic soil.

Santorini donkey trail

An American tourist has been killed by falling rocks on the holiday island of Santorini, according to reports The 52-year-old is thought to have been riding a hired donkey down a steep cliff-side path when the accident happened . . .

Ancient site at Akrotiri on Santorini

It appears that a trial is to start to determine who is to blame for the roof collapse at the world-famous archaeological site at Akrotiri on the holiday island of Santorini. Twelve people have been charged in connection with the collapse . . .

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