Santorini is one of the most extraordinary islands in the Aegean Sea. The volcano is what made Santorini today. It is actually a Caldera (crater), an ancient rim of a still active volcano. It continues to rule the caldera and attracts tourist from all over the world.
A huge eruption around 1650 BC, one of the largest in the last 10.000 years, followed by a collapse created the caldera. It was the same eruption that destroyed the Minoan civilization. Several eruptions later formed two small islands inside the caldera called Palea Kameni (Old Burnt in Greek) and Nea Kameni (New Burnt) as they are today. The Caldera offers an incredible show from the villages situated on the high cliffs, especially during the amazingly coloured sunset.
Tourists can walk upon the solid black lava sides of the steaming volcano. The area also offers an incredible view of the beautiful villages hanging on the cliffs.