Santorini News (96) - Page 4
The Australian newspaper The Age includes Santorini among the world's best places to have a cocktail.
Two olive oils that were buried from the volcanic eruption of Santorini allowed scientists to date the time of the eruption in 1613 B.C., with a deviation of more or less 10 years.
A new ferry line is starting in December by Blue Star Ferries to conenct Santorini to Kos and Rhodes, the two most popular Dodecanese islands.
The Nautical Club of Santorini offers Open Sea Sailing courses in March-April 2009. Registrations have already started and the courses are only for adults.
In a survey conducted by the international magazine Travel and Leisure, Santorini was voted among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world for 2008 and in the 1st position for Europe.
Underwater volcanic formations were discovered by a group of Greek scientists in sea depth of 160 m to the west of Santorini. They are actually small, submarine volcanos.
At the end of November, the building of the hospital of Santorini will be inaugurated. This will cover the high needs of the permanent inhabitants and the tourists that flow every summer, as the health centre and the community clinics cannot serve the patients.
The Cinema Club of Santorini is starting its screenings for 2008-09 in a few days. The movies will be presented in the amphitheatre of the Boutari Winery in Megalochori.
Studies have been made to build a new port in Santorini, in the area of Vlychada, as the exisiting one is unsufficient for the tourist needs of the island. However, works have not started yet.
A pioneer scientific research has shown that the beaches of Santorini are included among the cleanest beaches of the Mediterranean Sea.
Santorini and the famous Caldera of the volcano is one of the Greek candidates for the worldwide competition of the 7 Wonders of nature.
The team from Durham University and the University of Leeds, studied crystal formation from the volcano of the Cycladic island Santorini, to calculate volcanic activity.
The Coordinating Committee of Therean Citizens is calling the National Metsoveion Technical University to help on the case of pulling up the Sea Diamond shipwreck from the sea area of Santorini.
Students of the island of Santorini took part in an experiment, which can make the Red Planet inhabitable.
Delays on the examination of the Akrotiri case by the Central Archaeological Council are causing new worries.