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Atlantis

So my next stop in the Greek Islands is none other than the mythical Atlantis.  Of course the years have changed it a bit and it’s now known as Santorini, one of the world’s most beautiful islands.  Of course the reason for the name change is that when the island was Atlantis it was roughly round and inhabited by ancient ancestors of the now Ancients Greeks.  Then, sometime around 1,600 BC the island exploded annihilating both that civilization and the ancient Minoan civilization whose ruins I had the pleasure of enjoying while I was in Crete. The plus side of all this cataclysmic destruction is that the current island has a magnificent crescent shape with world class view of the caldera (i.e., crater) from around the island.

This view is across one small part of the caldera which is truly massive. Hard to imagine what it must have looked like when the volcano exploded.

Ancient history lesson aside, modern Santorini is (along with a few other places like Ibiza, Hawaii and Capri) as close to Continue reading

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