We walked down the hill from our hotel this morning to the point where our bus could pick us up to take us to Akrotiri. You all remember Pompei, right? Well, 1,700 years earlier (in 1,613 BC), the volcano in the center of the caldera defined in part by the island our hotel sits on (Santorini) blew up, sending two thirds of the land mass into the sky. Thirty-six hundred years ago, a small city on the southern rim of Santorini was covered by the ash which fell from the 22-mile high plume.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Sunday, May 14th, Akrotiri, Greece.