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The reputation of Santorini , in recent years , maintained because of the large tourism development and its geological formation . Scientific studies have been published , largely focused in the field of History, Prehistoric Archaeology, Marine Santorini but of Geological changes   This island has to bring   , interesting points in different disciplines (Archaeology , History, Folklore, Architecture , Church History , etc.). Thanks to geological history , Santorini became center of attraction and the subject of archaeological research.

The group of islands that make up Santorini , belongs to a wider group of islands , that of the Cyclades. The geographical structure, consists of the islands of Thira, Thirasia Aspronisi , Palea and Nea Kameni , occupying an area of 79194 sq. km and a length of 67 km. Thera crescent-shaped with a length of 15 km and a maximum width of about 6 km to the center. The island population of about 14218 inhabitants ( 2011) and distributed in fifteen villages : Fira, Firostefani , Imerovigli, Oia , Emporio, Megaloxorio,Pyrgos , Mesa Gonia - Kamari , Exo Gonia, Vourvoulos , Firostefani , Kontoxori, Bothwnas, Karterados,  , Mesaria . Akrotiri . The highest formation of the island is the rocky mass of the Prophet Elias   - there   the namesake monastery.

West of Thera and towards the northern end lies the second largest island of Thirasia . Its length is 6 square kilometers and a width of 2 km.

 The most famous volcanic eruption of Santorini was in  the 17th century BC. Named as " Minoan ", from the leader of the excavations of Akrotiri,  Spyros Marinatos since initially associated with the destruction of the Minoan  civilization . This theory  was reversed in recent years due to modern findings.

After the terrible eruption of 17th century BC , the island of Santorini inhabited in the late 13 century BC - early 12th . In the course of time , the culture of the island, as will appear in the SYMPOSIUM "KALDERA 2014" , formed and interacts because of many particularities .

 

 SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS:

INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM OF TOMATO (D. NOMIKOS)

LEFTERIS ARVANITIS-BUSINESSMAN

 

   
MUNICIPALITY OF SANTORINI

 SOUTH AEGEAN DISTRICT AUTHORITIES

              COLLABORATION

 

BOATMEN UNION OF SANTORINI

THIRAIKI COMPANY OF SCIENCE, LETTERS AND ART

COLLABORATION

LOUIS CRUISES

TRADITIONAL FAMILY WINERY

 

         
WINERY SANTO WINES

 

Τhe company Blue Star Ferries offers to participants of the 1st International Geo-Cultural Symposium "KALDERA 2014" 20% discount based on availability for the journey from Piraeus to Santorini roundtrip, along with their vehicle, for the dates 5-9 June 2014. A prerequisite is the timely update of the Centre of Island and Mediterannean Culture-"MESONISOS" and Moel Conferences, as will be sent a nominal list to the shipping company with the beneficiaries of the discount.

 

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