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What to see in Santorini, Thira, Greece

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added on 13th of December, 2006

It is a fabulous volcanic island with an antique minoan city. Some people think Santorini is the home of the lost city of Atlantis...

The quite landscape and the people make the place a real paradise, I think. I have been there in May and t wasn't crowded, what is again a huge plus. There is nothing but the wild nature outside the small towns.

One thing yu shouldn't miss is renting a donkey and taking a ride in the town, not very comfortable, but a lot of fun. :)


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Holiday in Greece on 1994 - overview

1. Aug 3, 1994 Athens - first impression (Athens)  (* 7)
2. Aug 4, 1994 Short visit in Corinth (Corinth)  (* 10)
3. Aug 4, 1994 Break at Nafplion (Nafplion)
4. Aug 7, 1994 Daytrip to Argos (Argos)
5. Aug 8, 1994 Daytrip to the ancient Mykene (Mikinai)
6. Aug 9, 1994 Vacation in Nafplion (Nafplion)
7. Aug 10, 1994 Short visit in Tripolis (Tripolis)
8. Aug 12, 1994 Beach brake at Kaiafa (Kaiafa)  (* 1)
9. Aug 16, 1994 Not amazed by Patras (Patras)
10. Aug 19, 1994 What to see in Santorini (Thira)
11. Aug 20, 1994 Short visit to Crete (Heraklion)  (* 8)
12. Aug 23, 1994 The attractions of Matala (Matala)

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Thira, also well known by the name of Thera or Santorini, is a small group of volcanic islands situated in south eastern section of Aegean Sea. These are around 200 meters away from the mainland of Greece. The area covered by these islands is around 73 kilometer square. In reality Thira is the remains of a huge volcanic eruption that took place many decades ago. That explosion is said to have finished the initial settlement of this land, which was actually a single land during those days, and forming multiple islands which we see today. In no time the islands were again inhabited by humans and today they have become as one of the most famous... Read more »


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