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The volcanic island of Santorini is a haven for beautiful architecture and stunning Mediterranean views. The whitewashed stucco architecture of the precariously perched towns here make this city one of the most instantly recognizable locations in Europe. Tourists flock to this charming location throughout the year, but from December to to February about half of the visitor friendly businesses will be closed up for the off-season. Still, the beaches are beautiful year-round, of which there are several across the island, ranging in color from pristine white to black and even red. Fishing is still very much at the cultural and economic heart of many longtime residents' daily efforts, and great exotic seafood is easy to find at various restaurants across the island. The island is also known as Thira, with Santorini actually technically describing a group of islands here that were once one until being broken apart by a enormous volcanic eruption some milenia and a half before the time of Christ. Visitors to Santorini can expect to enjoy beautiful examples of ancient architecture including Byzantine era churches at places like Pyrgos, while spectacular views and various tourist activities, can be found at the capital city of Fira and elsewhere. If you are looking for a combination of beautiful beaches, history, and a truly one-of-a-kind overall urban ambiance, Santorini is one of the best matches in Europe.