May 17, 2016

A geologist paradise

Students from the Departments of Physics and Geology from Universities all around the world visit Santorini to see it up close. It is impossible not to be impressed by the island. The reason is simple.
The island has imprinted on its caldera walls its entire geological history. The crater of the Minoan eruption of 1613 BC is one of the few worldwide that can be visited. Layers of lava, white, red and black rocks measure the island age over the centuries in hundreds, thousands and millions of years. And the most astonishing fact is that the volcano is still active!
Of course, an integrated monitoring system of the volcano and earthquakes operates in Santorini, so do not worry that the volcano will explode while you're here. Just enjoy and experience the magic of the natural forces near you.