It ‘s the closest island from Santorini and located east. It’s a paradise of pristine beauty and ‘’exotic’’ beaches washed by crystal clear waters. Upon entering the bay of Agios Nikolaos you can see a marvelous Hora unfolding as in an amphitheater. Built on the ruins of a Venetian castle, Hora is a picturesque image of whitewash dome-roofed houses and narrow stone-paved alleys. It is this image that had once inspired the craftsmen who left their home island in the Cyclades to build the scenic settlement of ‘’Anafiotika’’ at the base of the Acropolis Rock in Athens, back in 1860-1870. In the east part of the island is the second highest monolithic limestone after Gibraltar.