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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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  • We did it in the middle of August, not very interesting there are other ballads to do solo and with a point of view as beautiful, there are also "swimming" with all many people, do something else if you don't like the crowd (the ride between Fira and Oia is beautiful)
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  • The tour is worth much. The guide explains the different volcanic activities of the area and because of the different colors of the volcano.
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  • Great geological interest, the rocks are particularly like texture and as color after all is black! Panoramic views of Santorini, necessary sports shoes and mpoykalaki water. Amazing feeling to a patas active volcano "kapnizei" from the brimstone! Worth a visit, if the appropriate resistance because it has enough walking, uphill with a lot of heat after the sun burns and black rocks do not help in removing radiant!
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Where to stay in Fira

The most unique way to experience Fira is to stay in one of its famous cave hotels or cliffside suites. The city in Santorini also has many spas and hotels to accommodate the massive waves of summer tourists on this island, and few are cheap. For more affordable options, venture further away from the cliffside. Or, if you're willing to spend a bit more on lodging, opt for a caldera view. There are a number of homes and villas for rent here as well, just be sure to check with your host about how exactly to get to your lodging, as many places are not accessible by road and require a journey by foot along stone steps.
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