Faszination Volcano: Santorini May+Oct 08 (Part 1): Akrotiri

During our walking tours on Santorini island, we usually spend a day hiking on the southern peninsula, - the least touristic and still quite tradional part of the island. In addition, there are some very interesting geological features to be seen.
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Wineyards near Akrotiri village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wineyards near Akrotiri village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The present-day village of Akrotiri built around the ruins of the Medieval castle. The Santorini caldera in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The present-day village of Akrotiri built around the ruins of the Medieval castle. The Santorini cal... [info]
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Beautiful church near Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Beautiful church near Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Rural landscape near Akrotiri. Vineyards and fava fields (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rural landscape near Akrotiri. Vineyards and fava fields (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Near Akrotiri, donkeys are still in use on the fields and the old mule trails are still in use. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Near Akrotiri, donkeys are still in use on the fields and the old mule trails are still in use. (Pho... [info]
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Man-made stone walls, about 4000 years old, found beneath the Minoan pumice layer. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Man-made stone walls, about 4000 years old, found beneath the Minoan pumice layer. (Photo: Tom Pfeif... [info]
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Small excavations revealing Minoan stone walls beneath the pumice layer of Santorini. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Small excavations revealing Minoan stone walls beneath the pumice layer of Santorini. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Spring-time meadow  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Spring-time meadow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The southern coastline near Akrotiri is dominated by white pumice and ashflow deposits from the Minoan eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The southern coastline near Akrotiri is dominated by white pumice and ashflow deposits from the Mino... [info]
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The Red Beach near Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Red Beach near Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Layers of red scoria lapilli and bombs exposed at the red beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Layers of red scoria lapilli and bombs exposed at the red beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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santorini_g0140.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
santorini_g0140.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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White cliffs near Mesa Pigadia beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
White cliffs near Mesa Pigadia beach (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Captain Dimitris (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Captain Dimitris (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Cat streching its legs ("Pudauku") (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Cat streching its legs ("Pudauku") (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Traces in cement (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Traces in cement (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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