Posts tagged ‘Caldera’

Fira

Fira (aka Thira) is the capital of Santorini and was the base for our two-week stay on the island. The town holds a dramatic location along the caldera edge, with its white sugar-cube shaped buildings and narrow-cobbled streets clinging to the edge and spilling down the steep cliff side towards the old port of Skala and the sea below:

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

Caldera Views

Santorini, one of the Greek Cyclades islands, used to be circular in shape. Then, approx 3,500 years ago, its central volcano erupted and collapsed in on itself. This cataclysmic event quite literally ripped the island apart and allowed the Aegean Sea to flood-in creating the world-famous caldera. This underwater volcanic crater is now surrounded by an outer ring of islands with 300m high sea cliffs along its edge. It’s a dramatic and ruggedly beautiful location:

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

Caldera View, Santorini, Greece, Europe

© Mark Simms Photography (2018)

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