The volcano is one of the top and most popular sights of Santorini and one of the world’s largest underwater active volcanoes with the largest caldera in the world.
The largest eruption of the volcano dates back to 1600 BC and has gone down in history as the "Minoan eruption". Actually, It is said to have caused a tidal wave that struck the Minoan civilization, a claim that was later disputed.

The contrast of the dark volcanic rocks to the whitewashed houses and the coloured church domes creates a landscape that is truly irresistible.