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Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano Guide - NST Travel Agency Santorini Greece

Looking for vacations with stimulating images as a backdrop at a place so closely related with myth?

Visit Santorini Greece and discover the legendary volcano one of the most amazing sights that should be definitely visited at least once in a lifetime!

If you are visiting Santorini go through this comprehensive Santorini Volcano Guide and find out the history and evolution of this volcano-island along the centuries, as well as how this amazing natural sight can be crucial part of your Santorini vacation.

Santorini (Thera) as we know it today is child of wild volcanic activity, which first shook the Aegean some 3600 years ago. Indeed Santorini was a volcanic island, initially called Strogyli, -in the prehistoric years- due to its round shape. When the giant awoke, catastrophe struck to alter the whole of the island’s structure, burying the thriving Minoan civilization into lava and ashes forever. At the time of that deadly eruption there was turbulence all around the Aegean. Besides the destruction of Santorini, earthquakes shook the whole of the country and the tsunami reached the coasts of Crete affecting the Minoan civilization of that island as well.

So, the destructive eruption submerged part of the island while other parts sliced off and what’s left now is the an enormous crater of 10 km diameter, approximately of 300 metres height; Yes, it is the renowned Santorini caldera, the only inhabited caldera in the world. 

With the volcanic islets of Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni being the result of multiple eruptions over the centuries, the Santorini volcano now displays eight craters, seven on Palea Kameni and one on Nea Kameni. Even more, there is one underwater crater, namely Columbo, on the northwestern part of Santorini, nearby Oia. Although the Santorini Volcano is now on a calm state, the craters still smoke, emitting hot vapours and sulphur forming Sulphur crystals.

Santorini, the volcanic islets and Thirassia, -an island once part of Santorini display rare geological features closely linked to the island’s volcanic activity, impressing travellers with their wild yet imposing character.

At NST Travel Agency in Santorini Greece we organize boat trips to the volcanic Islets of Palea and Nea Kameni, giving you the opportunity to climb up the active volcano and see it from up close at Nea Kameni and bathe into the hot springs at Palea Kameni. It is an unrivalled experience that you should not miss!

For those of you who wish to enhance your stay on the island with enchanting Santorini volcano views, we suggest selecting some of the fine hotels of the island on the beautiful settlements lining the caldera rim and facing the volcanic islets. It is only magic to wake up and relish your breakfast on your room’s veranda with the floodlit Santorini volcano as a backdrop.

You can select the settlements of Oia, Fira, Firostefani or Imerovigli for your vacation accommodation, where luxury hotels, first-rate apartments, sophisticated villas, honeymoon suites, elegant rooms and studios will be expecting you for unique vacation experiences.

If you wish to find out more about the accommodation options with Santorini volcano views or boat excursions and cruises provided by NST Travel Agency Santorini Greece, kindly contact us.
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Cyclades Islands, Greece

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