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Thursday, December 13, 2007


The name Santorini which is in Greece is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islandslocated in the southern Aegean Sea about 200 km southeast of Greece mainland. Area of approximately 28 sq. miles, with a population of about 14,000 people. The attached map showing its location, (in red), in relation to Greece as a whole.

And a larger map shown thus, from Google maps. (Scroll down and right to see Santorini using the above map as a guide)

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A more detailed map also from Google,

These are hotels (or apartment) in Sarontini, Greece, and one has a lot of choice, prices to stay per night from EU 70 to EU 300.
These hotels (or apartment) are closer to night life and shopping centres and away from the beaches. But there are also hotels (or apartments) in different location closer to the breach, those on the northeastern side of the island. 2 camping sites are also available in Santorini.

Santorini night life is mostly concentrated on Fira (Thira), a town on the west coast central of the island, and these are mostly an all night affairs. But other villages also have their own night life, especially those with beach fronts.

Santorini grows cherry tomatoes and white aubergine and similar, and these are made into special local dish to be washed down with locally made wine.

Santorini islands are actually the brim of a dead volcano, the result of a series of volcano eruptions long ago in the Aegean sea. But such explosion occured as in 1956, and what Santorini today is the rebuilt version of the original island villages.
Sunset watching is one of the sight seeing activities, and this is followed by active night life as mentioned earlier.


Skyauction vacation

It is the intention of skyauction to maximize the holiday dollars for holiday makers by auctioning the prices for trips, especially on cruise liners.

These are cheap cruises where the cruise auction may open as low as $1 with no reserve, the buyer having a choice of either buying their cruise at the auction or alternatively buying at the best deal for the cruise.

Skyauction has been in business since 1999 and does holiday businesses for destinations in the USA and Canada, and trips to Europe, Mexico, Caribbeans & Bahamas, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia a& South Pacific, and Africa & Middle East. Its areas of activities are in Cruises, Airfares, Vacation Rentals, Dining & Entertainment, Luxury Travel and in Hot Deals. http://www.skyauction.com/

For Cruises, the choices of liners are unlimited, and one can choose among these, Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Holland American Line, X Cruise, Princess Cruise, MSC Cruise, Cunard, Costa, Windstar, Disney, Ocenia, Silver Sea, Regent and Azamara.

However it is to be noted that Carnival Cruise Lines,
which has 23 cruise ships, a big choice to choose from and they cruise to 15 destinations, seasons and weather permitting. The ships are actually “Fun Ship”, a floating resort with restaurants, casino, lounges, spas, duty free shops and night clubs and all are with day and night non-stop activities.

Or one can also choose to cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line,
which has 14 cruise ships to choose from and they cruise to 19 destinations. Again the cruise destinations are season and weather permitting. Norwegian Cruise Line offers vacationer activities to suit, shore expeditions, health and wellness program, or even art auctions and cooking exhibition. Or one may decide not to follow any activity at all but just relax on the trip. One can choose food from all over the world almost 24 hours a day, and one may choose one’s company and there is restriction on seating arrangement when dining.


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