Around 1500 BC, the volcano of Santorini Island in Greece exploded and the eruption was so strong that the centre of the island sank and took the shape with the caldera that can be seen today. The eruption might be responsible for the destruction of the Minoan civilisation of Crete Island.
The last eruption took place in 1956 and it is still active today...
PerissaThe island of Santorini, is considered as one of the most beautiful islands and has many beaches.
The most famous are Perissa, Kamari and the Red Beach.
Perissa and Kamari have a large and endless black sandy beach while the famous Red beach of Greece is composed of black and red volcanic rocks.
The island of Santorini is mostly known for its incredible villages. The traditional villages are like most of the villages of the Cyclades with the difference that they are perched on the top of impressive cliffs. They offer incredible views over the volcano, the sunset and Thirassia. Some of the most beautiful luxury hotels are located there. The most famous villages of the islands are Oia, Fira, Messaria and Imerovigli. Click below for more villages as Megalochori, Pyrgos, etc.