Santorini, officially known as Thira is the
jewel of the Greek Islands.
Formed from the remains of a giant volcanic
caldera, the island is believed by some to be
the site of Atlantis.
This legendary city is thought to have vanished into the sea around 1500 BC
following a catastrophic eruption,
which also wiped out the
Minoan culture on the island of
Today, the capital of Santorini, Fira,
perches romantically on the
edge of the caldera,
overlooking a lagoon where a new volcano,
Nea Kameni emerged in AD 47.
Its last minor eruption occurred in 1950.
The gallery includes:
Imerovigli & Skaros
Mt. Profiti Ilia
Nea Kameni & Palea Kameni (Volcano)
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