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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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  • the landscape of the submerged volcano is spectacular, it can be seen from the island of different angles, there is a tour that takes you to the volcanic island.
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  • Very interesting to see these resurgences of volcano, these rocks and volcanic environment that starts to be colonized by vegetation. As well as the fumeroles in the smells of sulfur...
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  • Photography lovers will have a test of their skills here or you could just take in the fresh air and sight of the beautiful view and sunset/rise. Walking along the hike trails are at leisure and comfo...  more »