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Greece: see ThíraThíra
or Thera
, volcanic island (1991 pop. 9,360), c.30 sq mi (80 sq km), SE Greece, in the Aegean Sea. One of the Cyclades, Thíra is also known as Santorini, for St. Irene, the protector of the island. It is a tourism center noted for its wine.
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BRING HOME A FRIEND -- Department of Tourism Regional Director Martin Valera explains the mechanics of the 'Bring Home a Friend' tourism promotion campaign for Region 1 at Santorini Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point, San Fernando City, La Union last Friday.
EVENING Drive along the Amalfi Coast, and somehow end up in Oia village in Santorini to see the sunset.
New day, new country and we were at anchor in Santorini in Greece - a collection of volcanic islands fringing a flooded caldera 60 miles north of Crete - it's undoubtedly a highlight of any Eastern Med cruise.
It does not explain why the crosses of the pictures of the Santorini temples have been removed on the packaging of the Greek line, but its products have been sold for several years in a chain of stores across Europe and during this period its packaging has undergone a series of graphic changes.
That was far from the best race run at the track this year, but Santorini still managed to prevail despite doing little to help himself by taking a strong early hold.
Furthermore, as an active member of the local society, the hotel directly supports organizations and associations of the island through its sponsorship program (THIRAS football team, Panthiraikos football team, Cretan Association, Scarecrows Contemporary Art Exhibition), which rewards the efforts made by the residents of Santorini in social, cultural and sports' sectors.
To further investigate the state of the Greek tourism sector, Daily News interviewed George Alexiou, the owner of the Greek travel agency Santo-Line, based on the Greek island of Santorini.
Majestic Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea.
The wedding venue included traditional Greek architecture, an elegant canopy with bright white curtains, and unobstructed panoramic views of the breathtaking Santorini sunset.
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide and its partner Copelouzos Group said they have been selected as preferred investor for a 40-year operating concession by the Hellenic Republic Assets Development Fund for 14 regional airports in Greece, including Aktio, Chania (Crete), Kavala, Kefalonia, Kerkyra (Corfu), Kos, Mitilini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, and Zakynthos.
A luxury boutique hotel carved into natural volcanic rocks has opened on the island of Santorini in Greece.