Santorini, officially Thira and classic Greek Thera, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland.
It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550.
The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana.
The total land area is 90.623 km2 (34.990 sq mi). Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit.
The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred about 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization.
The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep.
It may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami.
Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.
It is the most active volcanic centre in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc, though what remains today is chiefly a water-filled caldera.
The volcanic arc is approximately 500 km (310 mi) long and 20 to 40 km (12 to 25 mi) wide.
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Activation of the Covid-19 pandemic prevention plan
On Saturday 14/03, the Greek Government has announced the mandatory closure of all the seasonal Hotels and Tourist accommodations until 30/04/2020.
This decision has been taken additionally and amongst other measures, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.
We would like to inform you that our company, since the first appearance of the Covid-19 Koronium, has fully complied with the guidelines of EODY and has identified and designed actions that enhance our preparedness and minimize any adverse effects that may occur. caused by the spread of the virus.
Therefore all reservations up to 30/04/2020 need to be postponed!
In this context, our staff will always be at your disposal to optimally serve you, via phone conferencing or video conferencing (Skype) to discuss postponing dates for another year (even for another person your full name).
According to the official announcements & restrictions we have right now , from 01/05 onwards, we go back to normal operation till further notice.
In these difficult times for our country, our first priority remains the health of all our people and contributing to a concerted effort to limit the spread of the virus.
That is why we have proceeded to disinfect all our Vans, which will be repeated every week until the end of April, where we expect further guidance from the World Health Organization.
We remain optimistic and committed to our goal of ensuring the protection of all of us, our smooth operation and the excellent service of our customers, reviewing daily the new data, in constant communication with the Competent Authorities.
We would like to wish to everyone to stay healthy and strong!
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