Nea Kameni volcano

Nea Kameni, the volcano of Santorini

The island of Nea Kameni is a fascinating place that combines natural beauty with geological science, and is a must-see destination for travellers looking for a unique experience in Greece.

Nea Kameni is known for its volcanic activity, with eruptions that have formed a lot of interesting terrain and geological forms on the island. It is a popular destination for tourists visiting Santorini and it is possible to visit the island by boat and walk along its surface to see the volcanic activity.

Nea Kameni is also known for its natural beauty and is an ideal place for hiking and enjoying breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and nearby islands.

Tour to Santorini volcano

If you want to visit the volcanic island and take a dip in the hot springs, we offer the best excursions to Santorini’s Nea Kameni volcano for you to choose the one that suits you best.

The best things to do in Nea Kameni

Near the island of Nea Kameni you can do one of the most extreme and beautiful activities, diving in the volcanic reef of the Aegean Sea. This is a breathtaking activity, suitable only for the most adventurous and daring.

Without a doubt, diving in the Aegean Sea is something incredible. If you want your holiday in Santorini to be remembered forever, visit the coral reefs and the immense marine fauna that surrounds the island.

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Pictures from Nea Kameni island

Seeing the photos of the Nea Kameni volcano that we have prepared for you will surely make you want to visit it even more.

Where is the Nea Kameni volcano?

The island of Nea Kameni is located in the Cyclades archipelago in Greece, in the Aegean Sea. It is a small volcanic island that forms part of the group of islands surrounding the caldera of the Santorini volcano, near the island of Thera.

History of the Nea Kameni Volcano

The volcano of Nea Kameni is an active volcano located on the island of the same name, which is part of the Santorini archipelago in Greece. The geological history of the volcano dates back to about 2 million years ago, when the Santorini caldera began to form, which is the result of several massive volcanic eruptions.

The island of Nea Kameni was formed some 4250 years ago, during a volcanic eruption that is believed to be the largest in the history of the Mediterranean in the last 10,000 years. This eruption led to the formation of the present-day caldera of Santorini, as well as the creation of several new volcanic islands, including Nea Kameni.

Over the centuries, the volcano of Nea Kameni has been active on several occasions, with eruptions recorded in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The most recent eruptions took place in 1950 and 1951, during which a large amount of ash and lava was produced, covering a large part of the island.

Today, the volcano of Nea Kameni is a popular destination for tourists visiting Santorini, and it is possible to go on excursions to explore the island and see the active volcanic vents and craters. Scientific studies have also been conducted to monitor the island’s volcanic activity and prevent any possible future eruptions.

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