Santorini remained unoccupied throughout the rest of the Bronze Age, during which time the Greeks took over Crete. At Knossos, in a LMIIIA context (14th century BC), seven Linear B texts while calling upon "all the gods" make sure to grant primacy to an elsewhere-unattested entity called qe-ra-si-ja and, once, qe-ra-si-jo. If the endings -ia[s] and -ios represent an ethnic suffix, then this means "The One From Qeras[os]". If the initial consonant were aspirated, then *Qhera- would have become "Thera-" in later Greek. "Therasia" and its ethnikon "Therasios" are both attested in later Greek; and, since -sos was itself a genitive suffix in the Aegean Sprachbund, *Qeras[os] could also shrink to *Qera. An alternate view takes qe-ra-si-jaand qe-ra-si-jo as proof of androgyny, and applies this name by similar arguments to the legendary seer, Tiresias, but these views are not mutually exclusive. If qe-ra-si-ja was an ethnikon first, then in following him/her/it the Cretans also feared whence it came.
The popular Greek island of Santorini is one of the four new cities added to theEuropean Backpacker Index For 2014 due to high demand. The index was recently released by Price of Travel, a website that helps travelers compare expenses in major cities around the world.
The European Backpacker Index for 2014rates 51 major European cities by priceand is considered highly useful to budget-minded consumers.
Now in its fourth full year, the Europe Backpacker Index has been totally updated for 2014. Four new cities have been added this year due to popular demand: Valletta (Malta), Vilnius (Lithuania),Santorini (Greece), and Interlaken (Switzerland).
Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, told Forbes that Santorini was added in part “because many people are skipping Athens lately.”
Do a Google image search for "Greece." Before you find pictures of the Parthenon or Acropolis, you'll see several beautiful photos of Santorini, the picturesque island in the Aegean Sea. The British Broadcasting Company named it the world's best island in 2011. Santorini is a tourist magnet, famous for its breathtaking, cliff side views and sunsets. It's also a volcanic island that has been relatively calm since
Santorini Islands are located in the Aegean Sea about 200KM (120 miles) from the Greek mainland. They are the remnants of an old Volcanic island that exploded with such force about 3,600 years that the fall out probably caused the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the nearby island of Crete. Santorini is a crescent shaped archipelago of islands surrounding a central caldera. The largest island of
4 Posidonos Avenue, Alimos
17455 Athens, Greece
tel. +30 2109888202
75-02 168th Street
Fresh Meadows, New York
11366, New York
4 Thiras Santorini
15895, Vlichada, Greece
tel. +30 6977977578