The gem of Aegean
Santorini, the precious gem of the Aegean, is a captivating group of islands including Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea, and Nea Kaméni, nestled in the southernmost part of the Cyclades. Explore this enchanting destination with our private tours, shore excursions, and vacation packages. Immerse yourself in the allure of Santorini, where ancient legends and natural wonders intertwine. Dive into the intriguing history of the island, as renowned explorer Cousteau once sought the lost city of Atlantis here.
Unveil the secrets of this crescent-shaped paradise, formed by a series of volcanic eruptions. Did you know that Santorini is an active volcano? It shares this unique characteristic with Méthana, Mílos, and Nísiros, but what sets Santorini apart is that its crater lies beneath the sea. Over time, twelve massive eruptions shaped the islands, each cataclysmic event causing the central part of the volcano to collapse and form a vast caldera.
The most recent major eruption occurred 3,600 years ago during the Minoan Age, burying the thriving prehistoric civilization that once flourished here. Evidence of this ancient society was discovered during excavations at Akrotíri. The eruption's aftermath transformed the landscape, giving rise to the impressive Caldera, a massive "pot" spanning 8x4 km with depths of up to 400m below sea level.
Santorini's volcanic legacy continued with the eruption of the Kolúmbo submarine volcano in 1650, marking the largest recorded volcanic event in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past millennium. Even in more recent history, the island experienced volcanic activity in 1950. Santorini stands as a natural geological and volcanological museum, showcasing an extraordinary range of structures and formations.
Experience the wonders of Santorini firsthand through our private tours, shore excursions, and vacation packages. Delve into the island's rich history, marvel at its geological marvels, and witness its breathtaking beauty. Let us guide you on an unforgettable journey where the past and present merge in a harmonious symphony of natural wonders.