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Santorini Volcano, Fira

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The cause of one of the largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, Santorini Volcano represents an active volcano with a crater rising out of the sea. The volcano violently erupted in 1627 BCE, destroying the island's thriving Minoan settlement. Although no clear records remain of this event, the eruption appears to have inspired many Greek myths and produced a short-term climatic change that caused heavy rainstorms as far away as Egypt. Today, all of Santorini serves as a kind of volcanological museum, offering you a chance to observe a range of geological features. To appreciate the volcano in its full glory, take a boat tour around the island. Put Santorini Volcano on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Fira trip itinerary website.
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  • I jogged from the boat dock to the top, then around the rim. I had to cross back and forth multiple times before descending back to the boat dock to finish a 5K distance. The ground at the top is... 
    I jogged from the boat dock to the top, then around the rim. I had to cross back and forth multiple times before descending back to the boat dock to finish a 5K distance. The ground at the top is...  more »
  • The views from this volcano are stunning. The walk up isn’t very long, but we found it quite difficult as we aren’t used to heat. The inactive crater isn’t very far from the bottom though, so if you.....  more
    The views from this volcano are stunning. The walk up isn’t very long, but we found it quite difficult as we aren’t used to heat. The inactive crater isn’t very far from the bottom though, so if you.....  more »
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  • The weather was glorious so that helped, take water with you as hiking is hard work. Also, it's a steep climb at some points but I really enjoyed the hike and the views as you climb higher are breathtaking. Make sure you wear trainers, flip flops and sandals make it a treacherous experience.
  • It's a very high incline and the schedule is tight due to the boat waiting. So not only is the walk done fast, but on such a steep incline, this 1.3 km walk is not for the weak heart. It felt like I lost 5 kgs in just 1 walk. Besides the view (which could also be seen from any edge if the cliff side of Santorini) not much to see there. You could only see a slight sulfur smoke in terms of anything active, and nothing else.

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