Santorini is one of the most unusual and memorable places in all Greece. The entire island is a caldera, forming a huge circular bay, its beetling cliffs standing witness to an event that shook the Aegean, one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in human history.
This is a chapter from Blue Guide Greece the Aegean Islands: what to see, where to stay and eat, history, archaeology, art, culture, leisure. With superb, award-winning maps. Written and edited by a team of three experts: historian, art historian and archaeologist, two of whom lead cultural tours in Greece. "Blue Guides still hold the cultural high ground" Sunday Times.