Hotel GOULIELMOS - Akrotiri, Santorini
Tel. (+30) 2286081383
Fax. (+30) 2286081615
The island group of Santorini belongs to the chain of active volcanoes forming the Hellenic Volcanic Arc in the south Aegean Sea. Santorini is a complex volcano with a large caldera created by several large explosive eruptions. Different products of ca. 2 million years of volcanic activity have accumulated around a small non-volcanic basement, that once formed a small island similar to the other cycladic islands. Most of the volcanic layers are visible in the multi-colored sequences of the impressive steep inner walls of the caldera, striking the visitor who reaches the island by boat.
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Bronze Age civilization
An important civilization flourished on the island until a large eruption of the volcano destroyed it at around 1613 BC. This eruption influenced the whole Aegean region and beyond, and Santorini island was covered by several tens of meters of pumice still visible today. In fact, this pumice layer is exposed at the back of our hotel - geology and history to touch!
The Akrotiri excavations:
Only 15 minutes walk away is the famous archeological site of Akrotiri, where an impressive part of the bronze-age city has been excavated.