Santorini - Scenes

Santorini, classically Thera and officially Thira, is one of the great natural wonders of the world. It is a volcanic Island group at the south end of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea.... Show more

Santorini, classically Thera and officially Thira, is one of the great natural wonders of the world. It is a volcanic Island group at the south end of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. The configuration of the present circular island group is the result of an enormous volcanic explosion which occurred probably around 1630 BC, literally blowing the top off the island and creating a flooded crescent caldera. Some have speculated that this event was the inspiration for the myth of Atlantis. It is also thought to have brought the Minoan civilisation to an end. Itself devastated by an earthquake in 1956, Santorini has risen again as an island of romance, colour, bustling tavernas, bars and clubs, but above all of spectacular, unique beauty. These shots require no comment – they are everyday scenes that, for those who have visited and stayed, arouse powerful emotions, and for those yet to visit, hopefully inspire. This was the place my son chose to get married - it was a perfect decision. Show less