Santorini, or officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago bearing the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 square kilometers. The total land area is 90.623 square kilometers. Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit. It is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. It is the most active volcanic center in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc, though what remains today is chiefly a water-filled caldera. The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption, which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of meters deep and may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete. In such a special place, transportation can sometimes be a quite demanding task. But once you find the right personnel to assist you and take you to the best places, the whole experience can be transformed into a dream-come-true.


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