"the shattered volcano that is the island of Santorini"

Santorini and Thera Caldera
Public DomainSantorini and Thera Caldera - Credit: Leonard G

 Santorini is a Greek island located in the Aegean Sea around 200km from the mainland. It is part of the Santorini archipelago, and a member of the Cyclades Islands. Santorini is made up of six small islands, located in a roughly circular shape, which were the result of a large volcanic explosion. Only two of these islands, Santorini and Therasia, are inhabited, the principal city of the municipality being Fira. The island today is a very popular tourist destination.