Backroads Blog 1 - Santorini, Greece
Santorini is a unique place. It is stunningly beautiful and distinct from any of the other Greek islands. It's a place that's composed of volcanic rock once heaved from the bowels of the earth, where inhabitants have continued to settle precariously on the slopes of its three-hundred-metre-high cliffs formed in 1500 B.C., during the second biggest volcanic eruption known to man. The ensuing nearly 500-feet-high deadly tsunami that followed the eruption is believed to have led to the eventual destruction of Europe's ancient Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, about 70 miles to the south.