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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. Santorini Volcano is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Fira Edition.
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  • It was interesting to explore this volcano- definitely something very different. The walk to the top was quite tiring. make sure to wear runners as it is quite rocky and steep at times. Saw lots of ro...  more »
  • Booked a trip with Kamari tours and headed over to the volcano on their boat called king Thiras. What an absolute waste of time! The PA system must be from the 60's as you can't hear a word being spok...  more »
  • We came here with a tour (excursion), it was awesome! I learned a lot about volcanoes. It does get very hot here, so be sure to bring lots of water and a hat. One of us got exhausted from the heat hal...  more »