Located 122 km from the North coast of Crete, its name derives from Santa Irini who is the patron saint of the island. This is the southernmost volcanic – not to mention most spectacular – island in the Cyclades, and you have probably seen pictures of its spectacular cliffs overlooking the caldera, the heart of the volcano, its white buildings clinging to the slopes, and the blue-dome churches. Santorini is a mysterious island where the activity of the volcano has influenced the structure and the life of its inhabitants throughout the centuries.