Friday, 08 May 2015 01:25

Santorini Volcano

The last huge eruption of the volcano was 3.600 years ago, in the late bronze age. Millions cubic meters of ash and pumice were blown to a height of up to 36 km above the island. The removal of such a large volume of magma caused the volcano to collapse, producing a caldera.

Ash fell over a large area in the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey. This ash buried the ancient city at Akrotiri and is feeding the myth of lost Atlantis. The Kameni Islands, Palea and Nea Kameni, formed after the caldera. Eleven eruptions since 197 B.C. have made the two islands.

The most recent eruption at Santorini was in 1950 on Nea Kameni, the northern island. The eruption was phreatic and lasted less than a month.

Friday, 08 May 2015 01:14

Santorini

Santorini or Thira as it is otherwise named, is one of the most beautiful and unique in beauty islands of Greece and throughout the world. It is the most southern island of the Cyclades in the south of the Aegean sea.

Intriguing history, awesome volcanic landscape, cosmopolitan atmosphere, breathtaking sunsets, deep blue sea, the volcano, are just some of the reasons that make Santorini the most popular holiday destination in Greece!! Santorini has a metaphysical energy that becomes you as you sail into the Caldera rim and gaze up the steep cliffs.

Fira, Oia, Imerovigli are just some of the villages that are built into the cliffs with magnificent view of the Aegean sea, the volcano and the nearby islands of Ios, Folegandros and Sikinos.