Lying on the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini (or Thira) is a cluster of crescent-shaped islands including Nea Kameni, Palea, Aspronissi, Thirassia, and Thira, which collectively form the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands. With an area of approximately 73-sq km and multi-colored cliffs ascending 300-m from a caldera drowned in sea, the cluster-island is located 200-km southeast of the mainland of Greece.

Santorini islands are the result of huge volcanic eruptions that caused the collapse of the central part of volcano and creating a large crater (or caldera) afterwards. In fact, the entire compound of the islands is still an active volcano and it is possibly the only volcano that has its crater in the sea.


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