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Travel – Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Aegean Sea, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, 120 miles southeast of the Greek mainland.

Santorini, Cyclades Islands

The inshore waters of Nisos Thira (Santorini) consists of a deep bay formed from the crater of a submarine volcano. Sailing and then anchoring in the crater is an eerie and unsettling experience.

Santorini - the volcanic Caldera

Santorini is what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion in 1650bc that destroyed the original single island and created the current caldera (volcanic crater) – a huge central lagoon measuring 7km by 12km, surrounded by steep 300m high cliffs on three sides.

Fira on Santorini

The main town is Fira, perched at the top of the cliffs, 1,000 feet above the bay. The volcanic rock of the cliffs is very dark, accentuating the beauty of the white and blue of the buildings in the town.

The town of Fira

Fira on Santorini

Beautiful Santorini

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