The peculiar character of the Santorini wine comes primarily from the islands unique volcanic ground. Among the most characteristic features of the Santorini micro climate is the relative lack of water and high winds along with a sometimes dense night fog offering much needed humidity. In Santorini the Assyrtiko type dominates together with Athiri and Aidani. P.D.O. Santorini wines include the dry white "Nychteri" and the sweet dessert wines "Vinsanto".