The volcano, Delphi and Meteora

We ventured onto the actual volcano near the island of Santorini. It is still active and all that remains of the original volcano whose eruption was so catastrophic it caused a kind of nuclear winter and led to the decline of the Cretan Civilisation.

The caique moored across from where we landed at the volcano. The islands of Santorini and Thirassia were once one large island but were blown to smithereens by the volcano which is believed to have been the most powerful and devastating in history.

Another view of the volcano with steam issuing from a fissure.

View of the first Olympic Stadium at Delphi.

The amazing monasteries at Meteora. Look closely at the top of the rock.

No one knows how they built these. The monks must have felt safe up there though.