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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 took the boat tour in March so not crowded and easily arranged. The captain was moderately friendly although he didn't say a word during the excursion. Would have been nice to hear some history or ...  more »
  • One of the activities that can be performed on Santorini is to go to the active volcano, which is in charge of the island. Normally the tour, which costs 20 euros per person includes ride by boat to the volcano and then take you to some hot springs so loes wanting may climb to the sea. In addition to the 20 euros must pay 6 euros x person to reach the port with the cable cars or 5 euros to get off at burrito or you can download walk also. Then the volcano have to pay 2.5 euros to do the hike to the top. Being 100% honest, the volcano I was disappointed, suddenly because my expectations were not realistic, I had the idea of seeing the crater of a volcano and when you get only sees once coming out between the stones and a smell of sulphur. But outside of that, the boat ride, gives you a spectacular view of the caldera of Santorini, the hike to the top of the volcano is also quite fun and a time you get up, the view is amazing, so I would say that it is completely worthwhile, just do not believe that it will be the crater of an active volcano with lava lol
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  • Seeing the original volcano's remnants is remarkable. Swimming in its hot springs is the only thing better :-)  more »