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The inhabited fairly large island of Santorini (local name Sandoríni - Σαντορίν_) is part of (the island group) Cyclades and is located in the country of Greece, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 173 km. The nearest (main) land is Turkey and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 76.8 km2 and is therefore 0.202 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Aegean Sea and the total coastal length is about 61.4 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 25 km by 6 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 567 meter and is named Thira. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 36.4 (36°23'54.1392), 25.44 (25°26'10.3992).


The population is 13670 and the population density is thus on 151 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Thira (located in the West of the island). Other places on the island are: Vourvoulos, Emporio, Akrotiri, Episkopis Gonia, Exo Gonia. The island is located in the Southeast of the country Greece. It is located in the administrative unit Region South Aegean (local administrative level-name Periféreia - περιοχή ), in the Regional unit Cyclades (local administrative level-name Nomos - Πειραιάς).
Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 3069 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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