Hello from Santorini. We took a flight from Athens to Fira, the main town on this little island. Santorini is very spectacular with its white buildings, narrow streets and amazing views from the caldera. The churches are also white with their characteristic dark blue cupolas.
The island group of Santorini is what was left over from the last major volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago.
The main island, on which we are now, is called Thira. Santorini is a very popular destination, it is very busy at this time of the year but it seems to be ready to offer all kinds of attractions for the visitors.
One of the many tourist attractions are boat tours. We took one of them today – the three hour tour that takes you to the crater of the active volcano and nearby hot springs.
The first place we saw is the islet of Nea Kameni, an active volcano. This lovely woman was our guide during the walk to the rim of the volcano.
The Hellenic Ministry of Culture has declared it and the rest of the Santorini island group an ‘historical site of exceptional natural beauty’. The Palea and Nea Kameni islets and the caldera area have been nominated for a place on the World Heritage list of geological monuments.
To end this post, here is Fira by night: