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. Put Santorini Volcano on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fira trip itinerary website .
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  • Santorini was one of the stops on my cruise of the Greek islands. The excavation site is not to be missed!  more »
  • This island, Nea Kameni, sits inside what is left of the caldera and is still an active volcano today. We only viewed the island from the caldera rim. Not as impressive as some volcanoes I have...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the volcano experience. We chose not to swim in the hot springs because it was a cooler, windy day. We enjoyed hiking up the volcano and seeing the views along the way and from.....  more »
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