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Santorini, or Thera island has a long illustrious history. It's strategic location in the southern center of the Aegean sea made it the cultured hub of prehistoric Greece. The island was most active during the Bronze Age, and remained relevant all the way into Hellenistic and Roma era.

All the spectacular villages you see clinging precariously at the edge of the cliff are built at the rim of the volcano's mouth. The sea you see below is the sea that filled the enormous crater after the volcano subsided it's activity. Thera volcano is still active and the most visible manifestation is the tiny island in the center of the volcano that is slowly growing through the constant volcanic activity.


We visit Megalochori, Oia Thira, capital onf Santorini.

We tasted the Greek cousine, peanuts, almonds, olives and the Vino Santo (a sweet strong wine) produced only here.

We visit Folklore Museum, Prehistoric Thera Museum and Akrotiri Archaeological Site.

We stopped for a one hour relaxation on one of the many black sand beaches of the island. Cristal clear waters, black round hot pebbles on the beach and in the sea.

We visit Folklore Museum, Prehistoric Thera Museum and Akrotiri Archaeological Site.


1. Go the the following website and read about the Fira town. What are main aspects of Fira tow history?

2. Visit the folowing website, and discover mora about, Oia, geography, history?? And what about the climate??,_Greece

3. See the folowing video and learn more about Akrotiri Archaeological.

4. How was the Caldera formed???



Learning Objectives

Learning outcomes

  • The lanscape of Santorini

Knowledge acquired

  • The main story of Fira
  • Talk about Oia, geography, history and climate
  • The more important aspects of Akrotiri Archaeological
  • How is the Caldera formed.

Skills acquired

Competences acquired