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Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea about 120 mi southeast of Greece's mainland. It is the largest island and it forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 28 sq mi.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 4.3 mi, is surrounded by high cliffs on each side.
The 2011 census population of Santorini was 15,550.
Fira is the capital, a marriage of Venetian and Cycladic architecture, whose white cobblestone streets bustle with shops, tavernas, hotels and cafes.
The two main sources of wealth in Santorini are agriculture and tourism. In recent years, Santorini has been voted one of the world's most beautiful islands. The expansion of tourism has resulted in the growth of the economy and population.
Santorini also remains the home of a small, but flourishing wine industry, based on the indigenous Assyrtiko grape variety.
Santorini is the most popular island in Greece. There are few travel destinations that combine beautiful beaches, spectacular scenery, ancient cities, amazing restaurants, some of the world's best wine, and a still active volcano.