5 Unique things about Santorini island
Santorini island is the most famous destination in Greece, visited by many tourists every year. On this island, man and nature live in harmony. Born from the fires of a volcano, today it is a land of sea and wind with hundred of villages that are worth visiting during your stay.
On Santorini, the charming island of the Aegean, there are not only pristine beaches but also the amazing sunsets and the renowned worldwide churches. Even if you have been there once, there is a wealth of new activities that you will have the opportunity to enjoy there. You will meet the Greek culture on amazing Santorini tours as you will see the volcano, walk the Caldera villages, see the sunset from Oia and taste local wines.
However, for those visiting Santorini for the first time there are many secrets awating to be revealed-Santorini captures the breathtaking beauty of the Greek islands.
1. The Entire Island is a Volcanic Rock
The Minoan eruption, one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history took place in 1945 BC. As a result, after the eruptions that spanned hundred thousand years, created Santorini and other small islands.
The volcano would erupt, gradually filled with magma and create a new volcano that would erupt and repeat the process. These leftover bits of deep red lava formations and the turquoise Aegean waters create a breathtaking scenery that you will never forget.
2. In Santorini you will find hot springs
These hot springs are not very known. In Palia Kameni, the water is warm rich in sulphur and volcanic elements which are beneficial for the skin and the body. There, the water is significantly warmer and the colour changes from striking turquoise to murky yellow. Enjoy plunges and body-painting there.
3. You will find churces in the whole island
One element that makes Santorini famous is the churches with the blue rooftops. You have noticed this sceney in the majority of photos related to Santorini. Furthermore, churches adorn even the most impossible places you can imagine in Santorini. However, you will find the most famous blue rooftops in Oia and see the magnificent sunset in the evening.
4. Some people link Atlantis with Santorini
Many tourists believe that underneath the sea around Santorini there are the ruins of Atlantis. This place was very attractive and many explorers searched for it. However, the history of these destinations are similar. Atlantis sunk under the sea because its people angered the gods. Santorini was created by many eruptions after hundred thousand years.
5. There are still after-effects of the tsunami
We can see the impacts of the tsunami generated by volcanic eruptions of Santorini on the Eastern Mediterranean. It is rumored that the world map might look differently had the Greek volcano Thera not erupted 3.500 years ago in what geologists believe was the most powerful eruption in history.