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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 a boat across to from the old harbour to the volcano, after a bit of negitiation it cost us 20 euro each which seemd pretty fair for the trip. The ride is about 25 mins. Once on the volcano th...  more »
  • It all started from here, Santorini owes its beauty and fame from this volcano that created it by water. Visit of calderas and fumaroles are still active but most beautiful views of the island from a new perspective. As the boat trip only takes up half a day can not miss in your week in Santorini.
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  • We got to the volcano by boat about of 20 min from Fira. The volcano remained just 1:00 what seemed little. Still worth the penalty, a different experience on a hike to the crater of the volcano, where the Lord responsible for our excursion we explained the history of the volcano and also the origin of Santorini. In the crater you can still observe some activity as some values of sulphur.
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