Volcano lights up in spectacular display of fireworks on Greek island of Santorini

Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the ”Ifestia Festival” or ”Volcanoes Festival” in Santorini is back and took place on Sunday, September 18, 2022, according to greekreporter.com.
A spectacular compilation of fireworks and fires caused the volcano to ”erupt” again in a simulation of the real volcanic eruption that had originally formed Santorini, and the images captured were beyond spectacular and more enchanting than ever.
The re-enactment of the volcanic explosions began at sunset at approximately 8:00 p.m. and was once again a unique spectacle for the residents and visitors to Santorini and Thirasia.
The Santorini volcano is one of the largest underwater active volcanoes in the planet, and it’s perhaps the only volcano whose caldera reaches the sea. Its greatest eruption occurred during the Minoan Bronze Age approximately 3,600 years ago. At the time, the entire center of the circular island was submerged in the sea during the terrible volcanic explosion. The eruption resulted in a tidal wave that literally wiped out the advanced civilization of Minoan Crete only seventy miles south of Santorini.
The great mass of pumice ejected during the volcanic eruption covered a large area of the surface of the sea and was subsequently washed ashore to higher levels by the tsunami caused by the eruption. In most of the surrounding areas of the Aegean, pieces of pumice were found that seem to have drifted to the surface of the sea.
Pumice was also found on the northern coasts of Crete, as well as on the coasts of Anafi, Lemnos, Paros, Samothrace, Cyprus, and even Israel. Experts have discovered traces of this explosion even as far as the Nile Delta in Egypt.
The ”Volcanoes Festival” is a representation of this historical event. Images, colors, and sounds once again created an unforgettable and aesthetically pleasing experience for those present.
RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Norbert Nagel
Source: tornosnews.gr/en/

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