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EXPLORE VOLCANO

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Besides its tranquil atmosphere, Santorini has gained its reputation as an island of unique beauty, due to the volcanic eruptions that gave its current shape. Before the volcanic eruptions, Santorini was significantly larger, featuring a round shape, hence its name used to be Strogili (=circular).

The intense volcanic activity gave birth to five separate islands. Santorini and Therasia are the most widely known while Aspronisi, Palaia Kameni and Nea Kameni are volcanic islands, constituting an intriguing site that captures visitors attention. The volcanic presence has left its mark conspicuously on the bizarre beaches that are covered with black pebbles and sand. The Red Beach is a fine example of the volcanic activity, with red rocks surrounding the beach. There is no wonder why this beach is always packed with holidaymakers that want to experience this otherworldly setting.
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The imposing caldera is also the outcome of the volcanic eruptions, offering an excellent spot to take in the stupendous volcano view. But why not going there, for a hands-on experience? Today, it is an underwater active volcano but it’s safe to wander around its residual islands. Explore their incomparable beauty covered with black lava, get close to the crater and feel volcano's power tickling your feet. 

You can utilize volcano’s therapeutic powers on the island of Palaia Kameni, where hot springs contain sulfur, known for its soothing properties. Unwind in a totally rejuvenating experience while swimming in these waters. To get the utmost experience, opt for the ideal spot that unveils the majestic caldera view. 

There are many daily tours to the volcano that set-off from the port of Athinios or from the old port in Fira. Swimming in the hot springs and exploring the volcanic landscape will be your trip’s highlight for sure.
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