Santorini, also known as Thira, is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It’s renowned for its captivating sunsets, crystal-clear waters, and the iconic white-washed buildings with blue domes.
The island’s unique topography, formed as a result of a volcanic eruption, is immediately noticeable. The crescent-shaped island has steep cliffs that drop off into the deep blue sea.
The island’s capital, Fira, is perched on the edge of a cliff and offers panoramic views of the submerged volcano. The town is a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets filled with boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes. As you walk through the cobblestone pathways, you’ll come across local artisans selling handmade crafts, jewelry, and local products like wines and olive oil.
To the north of the island, 20 minutes from Fira, lies Oia, known worldwide for its mesmerizing sunsets. Tourists and locals alike gather every evening to witness the sun setting over the caldera, painting the sky in hues of pink, orange, and purple. The town itself is a picturesque maze of white-washed houses, blue-domed churches, and sun-drenched terraces.
Visiting the remote Greek island of Santorini, through Midjourney.
Cinematic shot, Santorini, dark & cloudy, extreme wide shot, cool-toned grading, cinestill 50d --ar 21:9 --v 5.2 --style raw
Cinematic shot, Santorini, morning light, extreme wide shot, bright color grading, detailed composition, cinestill 50d --ar 16:9 --v 5.2 --style raw
Short and simple:
Drinks in Santorini --ar 16:9
Symmetrical, bright white, santorini, oia, in the style of wes anderson --v 5.1 --ar 16:9 --style raw
I think MJ did a pretty believable job of making it look like I was there. I’m not sure if I would have been able to tell the difference if I didn’t know.
After a 29h journey to Europe (from Australia), these are some of my travel photos from earlier in the month, shot on Fujifilm X-T5 (and iPhone 14 Pro), when we spend about half a day on Santorini, by ferry from Crete:
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