GREECE: Santorini island / Thira
40 images Created 10 Apr 2012
View Tom Dempsey's images of beautiful Santorini island (Thira or Ancient Thera) in the Aegean Sea (an arm of the Mediterranean Sea), part of Greece, Europe. In the villages of Oia and Fira, wander through a maze of whitewashed houses, blue domed Greek Orthodox Churches, weathered doors and gates. At Ancient Akrotiri, see bath tubs and pithoi (large storage jars) dating from 1500 BC, unearthed from a covering of volcanic ash. See map at end. Tour active volcanic island Nea Kameni by boat and swim the hot springs.