Chasing sunsets in Santorini!
Well, this is another majestic one, taken shortly after the sun setting from the verandah of
our suite under strong wind that made it difficult for me to balance outside.
Still, hard to believe how in minutes magnificent ribbons of colour streak across the sky,
stretching from north to south as far as the eye can see. On the whole, sunsets similar to
this have inspired artists, poets and every visitor who visits Santorini.
The Caldera never quite loses its mystery for those visiting Santorini and this is one
of those views that can’t be missed.
The Caldera used to form a circular ring and dates back 70.000 years. In the wake of
the Minoan eruption that ravaged the island of Santorini, much of its shape was
destroyed and submerged underwater. The eruption was a devastating catastrophe.
Scientists believe it was five times more powerful than the Krakatoa eruption in
Indonesia. It killed over 40,000 people throughout the Aegean islands.
Many historians believe that if there were true roots to the Atlantis myth, they lie in
Santorini, Greece and the famous Santorini Caldera. The Minoan eruption was
massive enough to cause the end described for Atlantis, and with much of the caldera now submerged under water...it’s hard not to see the connection.
O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Thro' the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring! [...] - William Blake, “To Spring”