My back hurts because there’s a city on it! Hi I’m Atlas, my family of rocks and I make up the island complex of Santorini. I’ve been here since the last caldera eruption in 1530 BCE. I was just living my life for a while until people started to inhabit our islands. The city of Oia was really heavy on my shoulders and I was … Continue reading Atlas Wants to Take a Dip
I know what you’re thinking. How the heck do sea monsters and Star Wars relate to geology? But believe me, they do. And it’s crazy. Let me tell you a story about how one very large volcano was swallowed up by an even bigger one. Continue reading “There’s Always A Bigger Fish” — Qui-Gon Jinn
Hi my name is Sarah Warner. I’m an Elementary education major and religious studies minor. Why did I go on a geology trip even though I’m not a Geology major you might ask? I have always loved geology but it’s not my calling and even though I won’t be a geologist, learning and expanding your knowledge on things you find interesting is always important. Also having experience in different subjects in the field is important for a teacher to be able to form creative lessons that can help children grasp concepts by showing them that they are applicable in the real world.
Though Santorini is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, its beauty is a mask to a very violent history of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, floods, and many more hazards. With this in mind, it is okay to go to the beach, try some new foods, hike up a new terrain, and immerse yourself in greek island culture. But spending 4,000 … Continue reading Santorini: An Island Paradise with a Ground-Shaking Secret
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Oh, hello there! Are you here for the geology tour of Santorini? I’ll be taking a group on a tour around the island to the see the active volcanic dome, the Akrotiri Archaeological site, different beaches created by volcanic events, and much more! It all starts here at Fira port and all you need is a tick-Ah! I see you’ve already got one. Perfect! Climb aboard my boat, the Gem of the Sea, and let the adventure begin! Continue reading “Explosive Tourism”
Volcanoes are exposed all over the islands of Santorini. Do these volcanoes act the same way or do they all behave differently? What makes them different from each other? What styles of eruption do these volcanoes have? Read more to discover how each volcano is its own piping hot mess! Continue reading “Volcanoes: A Piping Hot Mess”
Pure white buildings cascade the small island. The blues domes of churches shine royal blue just as the ocean does reflecting the sun’s rays back to itself. Shoes are filled with a blend black, red and white sands from tracing foot prints into beaches. Streets are lined with cobble stones, stores crowd the pathway, smells of roasting meat and fresh baked pastries waft from restaurants. Cruise ships bring sunburnt beings, selfie sticks, and the clap of feet to enjoy gyros, Zorba music and unforgettable sunsets. This is Santorini.