Photos

Photographer's Note

The Cyclades islands, Greece are composed of 39 islands of which 24 are inhabited. The Cyclades are the most famous of all Greek islands.
Welcome to the beautiful island of Santorini Greece. Santorini is considered to be one of the most beautiful island of the world. Imagine Santorini island with traditional white painted villages perched on the edge of impressive cliffs of 300 metres high and facing most famous volcano in Greece.
Among these villages is Oia which is known for having the most spectacular sunset.
Around 1500 BC, the volcano exploded and the eruption was so strong that the centre of the island of Santorini sank deep into the water. The specialists believe that the volcano was also responsible for the destruction of the Minoan civilisation of Crete.
The eruption gave the shape of the island as it can be seen today: A huge basin of water surrounded by impressive cliffs up to 300 metres high and the volcano at the center.

eleparc, coco, isa, feridun, rodoula, Luan, anney, Emiel_Skyfreak has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 7257
Points: 20
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Kris Verhoeven (verswe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 3 N: 1206] (7330)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH