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Santorini Island
The years after the Eruption PDF Print E-mail
Lava was created!!. The most terrifying known explosion of volcano in the world takes place more or less during the 2nd BC millenium and plunge deep into an entire island with the culture and the values of its people. Reports that we have from Herodotus in the precocious history, this island has been called Stronghyle (the Round One) because of its circular shape.  Around 1300BC, Phoenicians settled for five generations and Kadmos was their leader. Later on, the island was colonised  by Lacedaemonian and created a colony. Their leader was Thiras, Aftesionas' son and for that reason they name the island Thira. On 9th century BC Thira, becomes - with Cyprus, Crete, Milos and the rest of south-eastern coasts of continental Greece - one of the stations of bridge that link the East with the West.
In the end of the 7th and at the beginning of the 8th century BC, in Fira, Crete and Milos the Phoenician alphabet was imported and the Hellenic language was created.

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    During the 7th Thessaloniki International Wine Competition (5-7 March 2007) in the framework of DETROP-OINOS exhibition, Santorini Wines received 13 awards.


    Among 683 samples from Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, France, Austria, Brasil, Mexico, and Canada wine experts have given:

    Grand Gold Award to
    Vinsanto 4 years aged,1999 vintage by Santowines


  • Magazine "Archaeometry", and BioEd Online articles are reporting that the roof paintings of a 2-level building in prehistoric Akrotiri site, have an extreem interest about the mathematical knowledge during the Bronze Age.