The island of Santorini, also known as Thira, is today one of the most appealing tourist resorts during the summer months. Only a few hours from the harbor of Piraeus, Santorini has become a favourite destination for all ages.
The island’s imposing volcano, whose last volcanic activity was in 1950, is considered a landmark. It has also become a source of inspiration for many artists. Visitors should really consider a tour near the volcano’s crater, which is only half an hour walk from where the small ferries dock. Those who visit the island in August have the opportunity to witness the reenacting of the volcanic eruption that takes place every year on 15th August (national religious holiday in Greece).
Most people do not know that Caldera is the result of a volcanic eruption that took place in the 17th century. It is morphologically as well as historically interesting. The word Caldera has Spanish roots and it actually means “pot”. Visitors should really find some time, hop on one of the many boats and visit Nea Kameni, Palia Kameni and Thirasia.
Another part of the island that visitors should visit is the thermal baths from where sulfur and hot air spurt. Moreover, a walk at the traditional settlements of Imerovigli and Oia, which have been preserved in very good condition, would be worth your while and it would uplift your mood.