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02/07/2010

Caldera, Santorini (Σαντορίνη), Cyclades (Κυκλάδες), Greece (Ελλάδα)


This photo was taken in Santorini (Σαντορίνη), Cyclades (Κυκλάδες), Greece (Ελλάδα).
Santorini is a volcanic island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast from Greece's mainland. Santorini is essentially what remains of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and leading to the creation of the current geological caldera. A giant central lagoon, more or less rectangular, and measuring about 12 by 7 km, is surrounded by 300 m high steep cliffs on three sides.

1 comment:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is just pure, immaculate water and amazing cliff. Just gorgeous.