Jul 18, 2014

Open book of Geology

When arriving by ship at the port or when you take a tour around the caldera, you can easily understand why: the island has imprinted on the caldera walls its entire geological history. Layers of lava, white, red and black rocks measure the island’s age over the centuries in hundreds, thousands and millions of years. At the top, the white layer that covers the island is pumice stone or Thiran Earth, essentially the volcanic ashes of the Minoan eruption of about 1613 BC which covered the surface of the island. Below the white pumice stone are the layers of the newest to the oldest eruptions. On the caldera cliffs near the sea stand the "veins", that is the channels where magma went through during the eruption.
Incredible images of the island that you will definitely enjoy. The experience in Santorini is unique. Live it and keep it forever!