5 Interesting Facts About Santorini

5 Interesting Facts About Santorini

By: KC Canlas

1. Santorini's official name is actually Thira.

2. The island sits in the water-filled caldera of a massive volcano that is thought to have ended Minoan civilization on Crete.

3. Before it was called Santorini, the island was known as Kallístē, meaning “the most beautiful one.”

4. Due to its volcanic past, Santorini has white, black, AND red beaches.

5. Despite a harsh, dry climate, Santorini has a flourishing wine industry.

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