ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE
[From: Doumas, Christos, Prof. of Archaeology at the Univ. of Athens, Director of Excavations at Akrotiri. Santorini, A Guide to the Island and Its Archaeological Treasures. Athens: Ekdotike Athenon S.A. 1995.]
Introduction - Geography and Geology - Historical Outline - Archaeological Research - Archaeological Sites - Pottery - Wall Paintings
The island of Santorini casts a magic spell on those who visit it whatever their interests or preferences may be. The specialized geologist will find in the walls of the caldera a unique stratigraphical museum of volcanic provenance. The vulcanologist and the curious find interest in the dormant volcano. The achaeologist, the archaeophile and art lovers in general cannot but admire the archaeological wealth of the island which spans virtually the entire cultural history of the Aegean. The nature lover, finally, will take pleasure in the dramatic landscape and picturesque bays. These are the secrets of the island which attract its admirers in their thousands, particularly during the summer months. By passenger ferry, cruise boats, small excursion craft and aeroplane, flocks of visitors arrive on Santorini every day. [p. 9.]
[Doumas, Christos, Prof. of Archaeology at the Univ. of Athens, Director of Excavations at Akrotiri. Santorini, A Guide to the Island and Its Archaeological Treasures. Athens: Ekdotike Athenon S.A. 1995.]
(The Photograph of the Stairway with Skaros rock in the background is courtesy: Tom Pfeiffer.)
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