Santorini, Greece Overview
The island is the result of repeated sequences of shield volcano construction followed by caldera collapse.The inner coast around the caldera is a sheer precipice of more than 300 m drop at its highest, and exhibits the various layers of solidified lava on top of each other, and the main towns perched on the crest. The ground then slopes outwards and downwards towards the outer perimeter, and the outer beaches are smooth and shallow. Beach sand colour depends on which geologic layer is exposed; there are beaches with sand or pebbles made of solidified lava of various colours: the Red Beach, the Black Beach, the White Beach, etc. The water at the darker coloured beaches is significantly warmer because the lava acts as a heat absorber. Santorini has a group of islands. Those islands are named, Thera, Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palea, and Nea Kameni. They were created by volcanoes and are located in the Aegean Sea just north of Crete.
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The earliest excavations on Santorini were conducted by French geologist F. Fouque in 1867, after some local people found old artifacts at a quarry. Later, in 1895-1900, the digs by German archeologist Baron Friedrich Hiller von Gaertringen revealed the ruins of ancient Thera on Mesa Vouno.
Akrotiri ( Greek: Ακρωτήρι, pronounced Greek: ) is a Minoan Bronze Age settlement on the volcanic Greek island of Santorini (Thera). The settlement was destroyed in the Theran eruption about 1627 BCE and buried in volcanic ash, which preserved the remains of fine Frescoes and many objects and artworks.
Santorini ( Greek: Σαντορίνη, pronounced [sandoˈrini]), classically Thera ( English pronunciation ), and officially Thira ( Greek: Θήρα [ˈθira]); is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.
Megalochori ( Greek: Μεγαλοχώρι) may refer to the following places in Greece:
The Archaeological Museum of Thera is a museum in Fira, Santorini, Greece. It was built in 1960 to replace an older one which had collapsed by an earthquake in 1956.
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http://bestflights.co.za/europe/greece/santorini Colorful! Spectacular! Beautiful! Romantic! This is some of the words that best describes the island of Santorini. The islands is a result of a massive volcanic eruption that happened 3600 years ago. Even though Santorini has a violent origin it has the most majestic landscape, spectacular sunsets and great wines that lure tourists all over the world.
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Santorini in the Greek Islands, Greece. Romantic, secluded and exclusive volcanic island. Santorini is a very popular holiday destination for travelers from around the world and also home to the worlds best honeymoon destination! This movie will take you on a trip to the major places on the island, starting at the southern part and working up to the northern part to Fira and Oia.
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During excavations in 1960 some evidence was uncovered that Santorini might actually be the legendary Atlantis as described by Plato and destroyed by the eruption of Thera and the tsunami that followed. Well, even if it isn't Atlantis, Santorini is certainly amazing and a must see!
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