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Lava from Canary Islands Volcano Reaches the Atlantic Ocean

Red hot lava from a volcano that devastated the Spanish island of La Palma reached the Atlantic Ocean late on Tuesday evening, nine days after it started to flow down the mountain, wrecking buildings and destroying crops. Big clouds of...

Scientists Show How Santorini was Before the 16th Century BC Volcanic Eruption

Scientists have discovered that before the present island of Kameni inside the famous Caldera of Santorini, created after the eruption of the volcano some 3600 years ago, there was a much older Kameni at about the same point, which...

Scientists: Santorini Tsunami of 1650 BC Caused by Pyroclastic Flows, Not Caldera Collapse

The 1650 BC eruption of the Santorini volcano triggered tsunamis that heavily damaged coastal towns and disrupted vital shipping and trade operations, a new study shows, contrary to a previous theory that the tsunamis were caused by the collapse...

New Evidence: Santorini Caldera Created From 'Pyroclastic Flows'

Scientists presented their study on the different stages in the creation of the caldera and came to the conclusion that the catastrophic tsunami that roared through the prehistoric Aegean following the explosion of the volcano at Thira (Santorini) was...

Justin Bieber's Latest Video Clip Is a Travel Spot for Santorini [video]

Famous pop-star Justin Bieber's new video clip, titled "Company," includes clips from his tours while recording his commercially successful 2015 album "Purpose." The opening shows Bieber posing next to a statue with a spectacular view of Santorini. The chilled-out tropical...

Ministries Set Up Team to Examine Raising 'Sea Diamond' Wreck

A nine-member working group that will process and study economic issues relating to the raising of the “Sea Diamond” cruise ship which ran aground and sank in the Santorini caldera in 2007 was set up by the relevant ministries. The...

Ifestia Festival Charmed Tourists (video)

The traditional Ifestia festival brought thousands of visitors to the caldera to attend a spectacular ceremony. The Ifestia Festival, the representation of the volcanic eruptions, which is held every August in Santorini, constituted for another year a unique spectacle for...