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Santorini Wines Owe their Exceptional Quality to Island’s Volcano

Santorini's wines are world-famous for their exceptional quality and unique character, while the island's vineyards are the oldest in Greece

US Research Vessel to Drill Undersea Santorini Volcano

From mid-December 2022 to mid-February 2023 the largest US research vessel "JOIDES Resolution" will conduct offshore drilling around Santorini volcano. The vessel will carry out six underwater drillings at depths never before explored. The goal is to reveal valuable information...

Solving The Mystery of Santorini’s Volcano

The mystery surrounding the formation of Santorini’s volcano is one that still puzzles archeologists and scientists today. Santorini is a place of great beauty visited by millions of tourists each year. It is an island well known for its beautiful hotels,...

Scientific Study Places Santorini Volcano Eruption at 1560 BC

Scientists have reached the conclusion that the Minoan volcanic eruption of Thera (Santorini) occurred at around 1560 BC.

New Scientific Study Places Santorini Volcano Eruption at 1560 BC

Scientists have reached the conclusion that the Minoan volcanic eruption of Thera (Santorini) occurred at around 1560 BC.

Greece Activates Civil Protection Plan for Potential Santorini Volcano Eruption

The General Secretariat for Greece's Civil Protection has issued a new plan for addressing the consequences of a possible eruption of the ancient -- yet still active -- volcano on Santorini. As a secretariat official clarified to the Athens-Macedonian News...

NASA Robots Find Hydrothermal 'Chimneys' with Bacteria in Submerged Santorini Volcano

A team of international scientists researching the submerged Kolumbo volcano off Santorini discovered unknown hydrothermal fountains, or "chimneys," around which bacterial communities are flourishing. The oceanographic research mission, consisting of 30 scientists from the United States, Greece, Australia and Germany, is...

NASA-Led Team Commences Research in Santorini Volcano

An international team of scientists and researchers led and funded by NASA began research  in the famous volcano off the island of Santorini on Wednesday night. The team, comprised of Greek, American, Australian and German scientists, will conduct its research in the...

Will the Santorini Volcano Erupt in Our Lifetime?

One of the most common questions people ask about the idyllic Greek island of Santorini is whether its active volcano is expected to erupt again in our lifetime. In order to answer this simple, but at the same time complex,...

Santorini Volcano Explosion Dates Changed: Piece of Olive Tree Found on Thirasia Changes Everything

The dating of a piece of olive tree found on Thirasia will move the dating of the eruption of Santorini's volcano a few decades later than current estimates, the Ministry of Culture and Sports said on Friday. The wood was...

New Study Indicates Santorini Volcano Erupted After 1600 BC

For decades, scientists have been trying to estimate the approximate time of the Thera (Santorini) volcano eruption that shaped the island and the surrounding geography. A new study measuring annual radiocarbon records indicates that the Santorini volcano erupted after 1600...

Greek Scientist, Researchers Find Cause of Santorini Volcano Eruption

A group of scientists headed by Greek professor Ioannis Baziotis have used a modern geochemical technique to draw conclusions on how tectonic slabs melt underneath the Santorini volcano, causing eruptions. The international team applied the pioneering geochemical method of research...

Spectacular Fireworks Display at the Santorini Volcano Festival (video)

Tourists lucky enough to be in the Greek island of Santorini last weekend, had the experience of a lifetime as they watched a spectacular display of fireworks in celebration of the volcanic eruptions that made this cosmopolitan island what...

'Abyss' Scans and Reveals the Secrets of Santorini and Kolumbo Volcanoes

The research vessel RV Poseidon of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research of Kiel in cooperation with the Geology Department of Kapodistrian University of Athens are examining the seabed and the underseas volcanoes of the islands of Cyclades...

The Unforgettable Tours of Santorini's Volcano and Caldera!

There are many beautiful sights to take in on the Greek island of Santorini. The island is known for its colorful volcanic stone backdrop with white houses and winding streets, climbing the cliffs leading you to villages and breathtaking views....