|The final leg of the Quest for Santorini!
Finally, off to Santorini. Leaving Paros the boat went around the north end of the island and one last look at the metamorphic rocks.
Ah, mecca, the northwestern entrance to the Santorini caldera.
A panorama of Oia
Imerovigli and prominent basaltic lava flows that formed a shield volcano at this location.
The caldera rim east of Fira, is composed of at least two sequences of ash falls. The white layer at the top may have been responsible for the demise of occupation on the island and perhaps on many other Aegean islands around 1500 B.C.
My son Steve and his wife Kim joined me for a few days on Santorini. Here's one reason for the limited postings from Santorini! We had to study the volcanoes from a distance. You know these volcanoes are extremely dangerous, so we must keep our distance from them. Our observation platform for observing the caldera and central volcano.
We visited Therasia the larger of the southern remnants of the original volcano where I took this nearly complete 360 degree panorama.
Back to Cyprus for a new experience.