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After having showed you the doors of the Paradise...

A panorama on the famous Caldera taken from Fira (or Thira), the capital of the island and the most important village.
Early in the 19th century the capital of the island was moved from Pyrgos to Fira. After the earthquake of 1956 a part of the town was destroyed (only a small part of the 18th century buildings were saved). Fira is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff 260m high and offers a great panorama over the submerged volcano.

The island on the left is Néa Kameni, the active part of the volcano, which has its crater visited every day by the tourists.
On the right, you see Thirassia, another island inhabited of the archipelago.

In spite of the permanent risk of the volcano, the life is soft and peaceful on Santorini. The inhabitants learned to live with the volcano and don't fear it, it's an integral part of their life and their history.

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Additional Photos by MK Magali (magalik) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 542 W: 56 N: 701] (6101)
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