The many shades of Santorini
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Even at first glance, it's clear that Santorini is unlike any other island in Greece. Located some 300km southeast of Athens in the Cyclades, the volcanic isle is home to a world-famous caldera edged by 300m-tall cliffs that plummet into the sea. Just as surreal as the crater, however, is Santorini's rainbow of colours; even its cliffs, made up of layers of volcanic rock and soil, are banded with bright hues.
Yes, Santorini is an island of the classic Greek blue and white variety - but with a bit of exploring, it's easy to see a place of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink. (Amanda Ruggeri)