Popular theory holds that the Thera eruption which formed the island is the source of the legend of Atlantis. The picturesque location has been selected for scenes in Hollywood productions such as Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Happily, get lost in the narrow winding streets of the town as you weave between colourful rooftops of the stunningly white houses, generously dotted over the rugged landscape. Restaurants and attractions are nestled into niches carved into the caldera, overlooking the sea. Enjoy water sports on Perivolos beach and wine tasting at one of the many wineries around the island.