Santorini receives more and more distinctions over the last years, ranking it among the top world destinations. This time, it was BBC that chose Santorini as the most beautiful island in the world, in the travel pages of its website. Santorini is followed by Bali Indonesia in the second rank, Cape Breton Canada in the third position, Boracay Philippines in the forth and the Great Barrier Reef Australia in the fifth position.
Santorini feels like no other place on earth. Here, 120 miles southwest of mainland Greece, everything is brighter: the whitewashed cube-shaped houses, the lapis lazuli sea and the sunsets that light up the caldera, is the BBC comment for this distinction.
No doubt such recognitions from international travel guides and tourist associations have raised the number of tourists visiting Santorini every year and have extended the tourist season. In fact, the first cruise ships arrive in Santorini in late March/early April and keep coming till late November.