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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  • August 17, 2017
    If you like the sea is the island where do the holiday. In my opinion is an island that should be visited as visiting a capital city. I'll explain the dark depths of the sea are beautiful beaches nn so don't go to Santorini by the sea, but to see the beautiful sunset at oia (which by the way is the most beautiful part of the island). So my advice is take vacations at other islands but if you have two/three days take a trip to Santorini. 1 day) boat that takes you on a beach red blac and white then stop to do some wine tasting in the evening and go see the sunset at oia and stay for dinner. 2 day) Beach and dinner in kamari and evening rounds. That's it! Toccata and Fugue
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  • August 16, 2017
    We went with the company Dakoutros Bros. In principle it was not contracted, but they gave us this for the same price as that he wanted. We went to the hot springs and then to the volcano. Admission is €2.5 and a guy's boat us was explaining when the explosion happened, taught us the fumaroles, hot stones etc.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Only good thing about the tour is that view from the volcano was amazing, But the walk on the volcano with sun on head is unbearable (no shelter - it's a volcano!!). Without a good walking shoes, life...  more »

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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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