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Akrotiri, Santorini – The Bronze Age City Preserved in Volcanic Ash

Akrotiri, the 3,600-year-old city on the island of Santorini buried by ash from a gigantic volcanic eruption in 1650 BC, frozen in its Bronze Age glory, serves as an exquisite time capsule for contemporary archaeologists who learn more every...

International Team to Explore Santorini’s Volcano Secrets

A total of thirty scientists from all around the world are heading to Santorini aboard a ship that will probe the depths of the sea and take core samples of the sea bed in an effort to understand more...

New Findings on Santorini Point to “Lost Island of Atlantis” Origins

The ancient lost city of Atlantis may indeed have been located on what is now known as the Greek island of Santorini.

The Formation of Santorini [VIDEO]

Thanks to technology we are able to witness how the beautiful Greek island of Santorini was formed over thousands of years. An amazing video, entitled “Santorini through the Ages” was recently uploaded on Vimeo, showing the different forming changes that...

Greek Scientists Use Old Paintings to Study Climate Change

A team of Greek and German scientists found a way to estimate pollution levels in the Earth's past atmosphere based on the sunset colors of old paintings. According to the scientists, old paintings showed that ash and gas released during...

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...