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New Scientific Study Places Santorini Volcano Eruption at 1560 BC

Scientists using approximately dated tree-ring records from the East Mediterranean Bronze–Iron Age have reached the conclusion that the Minoan volcanic eruption of Thera (Santorini)...
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World-Famous Santorini Wines Owe their Exceptional Quality to Island’s Volcano

The island of Santorini's wines are understandably world-famous for their exceptional quality and unique character, while the island's vineyards are the oldest in Greece,...

Greece Activates Civil Protection Plan for Potential Santorini Volcano Eruption

The General Secretariat for Greece's Civil Protection has issued a new plan for addressing the consequences of a possible eruption of the ancient --...

Greece Launches ”Plastic-Free Santorini” Campaign in Bid to Eliminate Pollution

The Greek Tourism Ministry announced on Monday that it is launching a new public awareness campaign dubbed "Plastic-Free Santorini." The aim of the ambitious project...

Santorini Mayor ‘Not Particularly Concerned’ About Coronavirus Spread

Τhe mayor of Santorini, a favorite travel destination for Chinese, played down concerns about the possibility of the spread of the coronavirus to the Greek island.

Spectacular Findings Uncovered in Santorini’s Akrotiri Archaeological Dig

Significant new findings were recently revealed during ongoing excavation works at the archaeological site of Akrotiri, on the Greek island of Santorini (Thera), the...

South Aegean Islands Gain Most from Lucrative Greek Tourist Trade in 2019

Tourist arrivals to the islands of the South Aegean region of Greece reached new and historic levels in 2019, surpassing the record performance of...

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Sample from Santorini Seabed

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the seabed of the Greek island of...

How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Asian Monkeys?

Scientists have debated for years over why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini depict...

Greece Vows to Tighten Controls on Santorini Donkey Rides

The Greek government has promised to tighten already-existing controls regarding the use of the donkeys for tourist rides on the island of Santorini following...

NASA Robots Find Hydrothermal ‘Chimneys’ with Bacteria in Submerged Santorini Volcano

A team of international scientists researching the submerged Kolumbo volcano off Santorini discovered unknown hydrothermal fountains, or "chimneys," around which bacterial communities are flourishing. The...

NASA-Led Team Commences Research in Santorini Volcano

An international team of scientists and researchers led and funded by NASA began research  in the famous volcano off the island of Santorini on Wednesday night. The...

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