Santorini Volcano, Santorini

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The cause of one of the largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, Santorini Volcano represents an active volcano with a crater rising out of the sea. The volcano violently erupted in 1627 BCE, destroying the island's thriving Minoan settlement. Although no clear records remain of this event, the eruption appears to have inspired many Greek myths and produced a short-term climatic change that caused heavy rainstorms as far away as Egypt. Today, all of Santorini serves as a kind of volcanological museum, offering you a chance to observe a range of geological features. To appreciate the volcano in its full glory, take a boat tour around the island. Put Santorini Volcano on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santorini trip itinerary website .
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  • With my wife we chose the excursion at a cost of 20 euros per person that included the caicco exit with stop at the volcano is relative ascent up to the crater and second stop at Hot Springsteen for a bath. Unforgettable experience: the ascent to the crater takes about 20 minutes and sports or hiking shoes are highly recommended, no flip-flops, you walk on trails carved on lava flows. Very nice views of Santorini from the volcano. Funny bathroom diving from the caicco. I recommend "warmly" this excursion
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  • It is beautiful to sail there and then walk on the island. To see the volcanic activity there. It was a great guide who show us how this activity have change the island.  more »
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