Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wanderlust Wednesdays: Natural Wonders {Red Beach}

Most people who haven't been to Santorini don't know that the biggest volcanic eruption in history happened right here.  The eruption, over 3,600 years ago, wiped out the entire Minoan civilization that existed here and it is what shaped the island's unique landscape that the island is known for today.  If this bit of history hadn't occurred, I'm sure that Santorini would not be one of the most visited islands in Europe, as it is today.

Because of this eruption and the way it re-shaped the island, we were given the beautiful caldera view and the volcanic soil that produces the most delicious and sweetest cherry tomatoes you will find.  The eruption also created Red Beach, my favorite beach on the island!  The hot lava has stained the entire area with deep orange and red colors and the water is shallow, warm, and crystal clear - perfect for snorkeling!

It took us awhile to get here this summer {we don't have weekends!}, but thanks to Santorini's terribly long power outage last week, we had a day off and had the chance to visit for a quick swim.

True Colours

Today I'm linking up with Casey of True Colours!


  1. Amazing!!! I've never seen anything like that!

  2. Wow, this is beautiful! Makes me want to visit Santorini even more than I already did!

  3. WOW!!!!! Adding to Bucket List NOW! Gorgeous!!!

  4. The color of that beach is sooooo beautiful! I need to plan a trip there asap!

  5. Beautiful! It's crazy how many wonderfully beautiful places are in our world!

  6. i didn't know that!! thanks fro the history lesson! so cool!