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Also known as the Minoan Eruption, Thera Eruption or the Late Bronze Age Eruption refers to a significant, serious and major volcanic eruption that had a DRE of 14 cubic metres where DRE refers to the Dense Rock Equivalent and the VEI of almost 7 where VEI refers to Volcanic Explosivity Index. The volcanic eruption of Santorini has been regarded as one of the Earth's largest volcanic happenings in the history. The island of Thera was completely devastated due to this eruption.
In the Ruins of Thera: The Santorini Eruption
The highest point of the Santorini Eruption provides a great view of the Santorini island and also the islands nearby. With some great panoramic views, the ruins still appear magical and you can actually feel great while standing on the peak and can have look at the ruins of a settlement. The two bifurcating views display the cruelty of the nature but also its tenderness. This division is explicit and can be felt only when seen.
The Crater C of the Santorini eruption has an active volcano. The activity of the volcano can be felt with the heat of the gases coming up to your skin and all the hiking challenges that the molten magma has created.You can still feel the present activity of the active volcano in the surrounding areas . The cable car facility at the eruption will take you there easily.
The other part of the eruption has springs which can be enjoyed by the visitors by rowing boats or by swimming. However, the water has the smell of sulphur and some other gases. So, necessary precautions must be taken. Pregnant women and people suffering from asthma are reccomended to enjoy it from a distance.There are boats available for rowing. If any one is willing to swim, float rings are also made available.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be booked both offline as well as online. It is always better to book tickets online as it saves time and you become sure of your booking beforehand. The ticket to the eruption is very minimal. You can also pay for the ticket online through an online transaction which is totally safe and secure.
How To Get Around?
Boats can take you to a tour around the city. You can always hire a taxi or rent a car. Public buses and tour buses are also available. The sites can be experienced via cruise as well.
What Should I Wear?
Wear something comfortable as you might plan to go for hiking as well. Plus with all the ruins, stones, sand and dirt, your clothes might just get ruined as well. So, it is important to wear something comfortable and sporty, You can go for shorts and top with a cap and fanny bag. You can pair it up with a comfortable pair of sports shoes. Boys can go for the same. Carry your swimming costume if you plan for a dip.
Best Time to Visit
Months starting from April and lasting till November are the best time to visit the city as the weather is pleasant and the air is breezy. Also, sight seeing becomes enjoyable and easier.
Will I Need a Guide?
A guide will not be needed as this website has substantial information about almost everything and anything that you will be requiring for this trip. So, a guide is not necessary. However, you can get in touch with the locals.
How To Get There?
A cruise ship usually includes this site as one of its deals in the package if you take it on the island. The boat rides are also available. You can also travel by foot. Cable cars are also available and they will take you to all the important points of the site. Animal rides can also be availed.
The way to ruins can be steep, always carry a water bottle with you as you might get thirsty. You may also choose to stay away from the active volcano and hot springs as they have high volumes of sulphur and other harmful gases which may harm you if you are asthmatic or pregnant.