Calliste or Thira or Strogili or Santorini. (Santorini, through this page, will,... cast a magic spell on you)
The island became famous not only because of the volcano, but also because of its unique style. Being in Santorini is an experience. The picturesque villages built right on top of the Caldera, the white houses and the blue painted windows fight the reddish black rocks which rise from the deep blue sea, in a synthesis that post-impressionists would envy.
Santorini is located in the middle of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades.
Archaeologists believe that in about 1550 BC the island Strongyle (or Strogili which means rounded), was shattered and its remaining fragments constituted Thera, Therasia and Aspronisi. Tidal waves washed the shores of the surrounding islands and Crete. The eruption is estimated to have been four times more powerful than that of Krakatoa in 1883. It's repercussions within the Aegean area were terrific. The sinking of Strongyle is frequently identified with the submergence of the mythical Atlantis.