Santorini: The Star of the Aegean Sea with Nicoletta Barbata - Context Travel

Santorini: The Star of the Aegean Sea with Nicoletta Barbata


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Santorini is on every traveler’s bucket list. The allure of the Greek islands draws visitors from far and wide, but Santorini’s dramatic black cliffs, white-washed architecture, and striking blue-domed churches create a unique visual identity. Together with a local expert, we will explore the island and revel in its beauty, history, and culture.

Santorini, named Best Island in Europe once again in 2020, and one of the most instagrammable places in the world, is a dream destination. Millions of people every year have this outstanding island on their travel itineraries. In this introduction to the island, we will enjoy Santorini’s classic highlights and landscapes, such as the renowned sunset in Oia, the vibrant capital Fira, and the Red Beach. We will learn how the volcano had such a predominant role in the development of the island.  We will have a quick introduction to the history, the myth of Atlantis, and the dominations which alternated over the centuries. We will also discuss the classic Cycladic architecture of Santorini and the less known villages in the south of the island. Santorini has become a trendy food and wine destination: we’ll learn about the local winemaking tradition, one of the oldest in Europe, and the traditional dishes cooked with unique local products.

Led by a photographer and local expert, Nicoletta Barbata, this conversation will explore the many aspects that make Santorini so stunning through photographs, videos, and maps. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an understanding of the island’s history and gorgeous scenery.

Born and bred in Milan, Nicoletta Barbata lived in Rome and London before following her Greek roots (her Grandmother) and settling in one of the most beautiful places in the world—Santorini. Nicoletta is a photographer, writer, and eager reader. She likes to describe herself as a genuine storyteller. She is passionate about sharing her deep love for Santorini and Greek culture, the history of this stunning island, and the stories of its inhabitants.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
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L.H.
Well done!

Very informative! I am planning a visit in October and this gave a very good overview of the island and of things to do.

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A.P.
Remembering Santorini

I thought I had left a comment on this excellent presentation which, even with the technical difficulties that divided it into two sections, was well organized and very well done. I have been to Santorini, and the storytelling way of the presenter brought the island to life and brought back many pleasant memories...

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A.

Santorini is one of my favorite places in the world and I enjoyed Nicoletta Barbata's presentation so very much. It was lovely to visit with her and to learn so much more of the history of this beautiful place.

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P.
Native’s guide to Santorini

Nicolette Barbata gave a nice overview of both the history and important landmarks of Santorini. As an inhabitant there, she gives insider tips on the best places to visit, the local foods to taste and where to go for the best views and beaches. I strongly recommend for anyone planning to visit Santorini.

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K.
Love at first Sight

Nicoletta being only a quarter Greek had not wanted to visit Santorini on her trip to Greece but decided to go for just a few days. She knew when she saw it that she was meant to make it her home. With that goal in mind, she now lives there permanently year round. Because of her love for the island, it’s beauty and its rich history, she was able to look at Santorini through her eyes and see much more than the marketed version we see online, but we saw its depth of appeal for all.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
89%
(16)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
L
L.H.
Well done!

Very informative! I am planning a visit in October and this gave a very good overview of the island and of things to do.

A
A.P.
Remembering Santorini

I thought I had left a comment on this excellent presentation which, even with the technical difficulties that divided it into two sections, was well organized and very well done. I have been to Santorini, and the storytelling way of the presenter brought the island to life and brought back many pleasant memories...

A
A.

Santorini is one of my favorite places in the world and I enjoyed Nicoletta Barbata's presentation so very much. It was lovely to visit with her and to learn so much more of the history of this beautiful place.

P
P.
Native’s guide to Santorini

Nicolette Barbata gave a nice overview of both the history and important landmarks of Santorini. As an inhabitant there, she gives insider tips on the best places to visit, the local foods to taste and where to go for the best views and beaches. I strongly recommend for anyone planning to visit Santorini.

K
K.
Love at first Sight

Nicoletta being only a quarter Greek had not wanted to visit Santorini on her trip to Greece but decided to go for just a few days. She knew when she saw it that she was meant to make it her home. With that goal in mind, she now lives there permanently year round. Because of her love for the island, it’s beauty and its rich history, she was able to look at Santorini through her eyes and see much more than the marketed version we see online, but we saw its depth of appeal for all.