The latest issue of Greece Is magazine is to be released this weekend – Greece Is Santorini 2019 will be available together with the weekend copy of the New York Times International Edition – Kathimerini English Edition this Saturday and Sunday (6-7 July) everywhere international press is sold throughout Greece.
One of the crown jewels of Greek tourism, Santorini is a fixture on any self-respecting bucket list of Mediterranean destinations. With its unique landscape of sugar-cube villages perched on top of the cliffs surrounding its dramatic caldera, it’s easy to see why. And that’s not to mention the hotels, restaurants and wineries that are pushing the envelope in terms of luxury and quality.
But its great popularity is creating a new set of challenges that the savvy traveler must navigate to enjoy a truly remarkable experience.
This 160-page issue, our fifth dedicated to Santorini, lets you in on everything you need to know about the island in order to get the most from it. Find out what events and exhibitions are on this summer; discover alternative activities that allow you to experience the best of land and sea away from the madding crowds; and explore the island’s gastronomic scene – its finest restaurants as well as great-value-for-money options.
There is also plenty for armchair travelers to sink their teeth into as well: Master of Wine Yiannis Karakasis writes about Santorini’s remarkable wine industry; photographer William Abranowicz’s son gives us the story behind his moving images from the more innocent Santorini of yesteryear; and a volcanologist discusses what its like to have Santorini’s unique geological formations as an office. You can also explore the Santorini depicted by renowned artists in the paintings amassed over decades by collector Dimitris Tsitouras (180 of which are to be put on display in an exhibition in Athens).
And, finally, because it is possible to have too much of a good thing, we also explore the strains over-tourism is putting on Santorini, as well as proposals for putting the island’s marine ecosystems on a more sustainable footing.
After being circulated with the New York Times International Edition, hard copies of Greece Is Santorini 2019 will also be available at certain select spots on Santorini and in Athens as long as supplies last. From Monday, July 8 it will also be available to order from our e-shop from anywhere in the world at only the cost of postage and packaging.
The entire magazine will also be available digitally on our website (on the homepage scroll down to where it says “Read Our Magazines”).