Climbing Volcanoes and Diving into Hot Springs

Trail on Therasia

Our bus turns a sharp corner and as I look out the window I can see over the plummeting cliff side and into the Mediterranean Sea below. This steep twisted road descends down into the Santorini harbour from where we are meant to set off on a tour of the caldera. A dormant volcano rests at the center of the caldera and serves as a sort of pilgrimage site for curious tourists.

Santorini curves around two smaller islands, Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni, which were formed over centuries by...

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The dry landscape of Atlantis

Church in Perissa, Santorini

Plato once wrote about Atlantis, a mythic island of beauty and prosperity that one day sunk into the sea and disappeared without a trace. It's a story that has intrigued humanity since the times of Ancient Greece, conjuring visions of a lost paradise and a grand civilization. Most great stories have a grain of truth to them and today's historians believe that Plato drew his inspiration from real life events. The debate over the location of Atlantis has yielded one promising candidate,...

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