Some 3,500 years ago , one of the largest volcanic eruptions the planet has ever seen, took place in THERA (Santorini) .
A quite round island until then , with a mountain in the middle , exploded and vanished in air , leaving behind only a small portion of it , in a shape of a cresent wich part is since Santorini Island .
The tsunami created, swept the Minoan civilization on Crete, went to Africa where the sea water flooded the entire Nile Delta thus destroyed crops causing the ten plague of the Pharaoh as mentioned in the Old Testament.
Since, the underwater volcano had produced in several occasions lava , creating a dark rocky island on top called THIRASIA where visitors can admire the power of the core of our planet.
Amazing Santorini is in fact , the result of people's continuous effort who from generation to generation continue to survive on the island.
On the caldera rim, constructed vertical settlements with cavern houses for protection from pirates of the Aegean sea
but also gaining ground for the few legumes, vegetables, and mainly for the production of the amazing volcanic earth wine.