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Santorini - The Volcano - The Caldera
Santorini owes its existence to its volcano. Being the only geological phenomenon of the Aegean Sea, the volcano created a place of unique beauty in its heart. Both Santorini and its volcano will fascinate you with no doubt.
The volcano of Thira co-exists with the underwater volcano of Koloumbo, which is situated 8klm from Santorini, Nisiros, Milos and Methana, as well as the rest of the volcanoes in the Aegean Sea. Santorini's volcano became active 2,5 million years ago and is still active today.
Its latest volcanic surface in the Eastern Mediterranean was created just 50 years ago, on the island of Nea Kameni.
Santorini is an island complex of five islands: Thira, Thirassia, Aspronisi and the Volcano (Palia and Nea Kameni) situated at the southern group of Cyclades.
It covers an area of 73 square kilometers and abstains 120 nautical miles from Piraeus. There are boat connections to Piraeus, Cyclades Dodecanese, Crete. By air the island is connected to Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Mykonos and many European cities.
Places to see in Santorini:
● All the traditional villages of the island with unique traditional Cycladic architecture
● The volcanic islets in the center of the islands of Santorini
● Palia and Nea Kameni
● The Wineries of the island
● Ancient Akrotiri archeological site
● Ancient Thira archeological site
● Prehistoric Museum
● Archeological Museum
● Byzantine Temple Diocese
● St. Nicholas Monastery
● Dominican Nunnery - Fira
● Monastery of Prophet Ilias - Pyrgos
● Cultural center "Megaro Gyzi", in Fira
● Folklore Museum of Emmanuel Lygnos, in Fira Nautical Museum
The famous beaches of Kamari, Perissa, Monolithos, Perivolos, Vlichada, Columbus and the red or white beaches of the island. You'll find black, red or white sand amidst rocks and boulders of all shapes and colors.
 
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