Santorini Volcano, Santorini

3.7
#3 of 8 in Nature in Santorini
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 Fira trip itinerary website.
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  • I went for the history and unique factor. It’s steep and longer than I thought really hot in may. Otherwise interesting.  more »
  • We were staying at Imerovigl from where we had an excellent view of the caldera. We took a tour by boat to the volcano island. The best part was the boat ride through the blue waters of the Aegean...  more »

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