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Santorini Volcano, Fira

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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 Fira trip itinerary website.
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  • Interesting experience…but you have to walk quite a distance and usually is it in the middle of the day when sun is burning so I would recommend sun protection, hat and comfortable shoes Although... 
    Interesting experience…but you have to walk quite a distance and usually is it in the middle of the day when sun is burning so I would recommend sun protection, hat and comfortable shoes Although...  more »
  • Great trip out to the volcano and hot springs. This tour was the perfect length of time. Allowed adequate time to hike the volcano and take in the views, before heading back to the boat to go round... 
    Great trip out to the volcano and hot springs. This tour was the perfect length of time. Allowed adequate time to hike the volcano and take in the views, before heading back to the boat to go round...  more »
  • To do absolutely Go down to the port of Fira on foot (provide sneakers), on the back of a donkey or by cable car. Climb aboard this magnificent wooden boat and set off to discover the volcano. It's... 
    To do absolutely Go down to the port of Fira on foot (provide sneakers), on the back of a donkey or by cable car. Climb aboard this magnificent wooden boat and set off to discover the volcano. It's...  more »
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  • What a great day we had from start to finish. The tour guide was fantastic, very friendly and very informative. Some amazing scenery also. This is a must do on your list of things to do. We'll worth it.
  • We wished the was more info on what will happen while there. We only had about an hour and there was no indication as to how far on the volcano we are, so after about 30 minutes we had to turn back as we didn't know if we were even close to the exit or not. We got high up and some views were lovely, but nothing eventful to see except pathways as far as we made it, plus we had to stop to rest from the steep inclines and heat
  • It's a very high incline and the schedule is tight due to the boat waiting. So not only is the walk done fast, but on such a steep incline, this 1.3 km walk is not for the weak heart. It felt like I lost 5 kgs in just 1 walk. Besides the view (which could also be seen from any edge if the cliff side of Santorini) not much to see there. You could only see a slight sulfur smoke in terms of anything active, and nothing else.
  • Amazing, wo wo wow. Fantastic place to visit, the 5 active craters, the smell of sulfur, the volcanic rocks and the breathtaking view is all worth visiting. It is 5€ to visit, 2.5€ if you are a student which is quite cheap. Definitely come to the volcano, preferably with a cruise.
  • Great to say I've been to the top of an active volcano smelled the sulphur and seen it smoking. But it is 125M from sea level and that's where you start. I would not recommend sandals or flip-flops

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