After a number of quite strong earthquakes on January 26, Greeks but also the rest of the world began to take the seismic development around and under Santorini/Thira a little bit more seriously.
Nevertheless, scientific studies show it is unclear how much this is related to possible volcanic activity at Santorini in the future.
If there was another eruption from Santorini in the near future, the mostly likely event would be another small, dome-building eruption around Nea Kameni, inside the Minoan caldera.
It is very unlikely that we’ d seen around Minoan-scale eruption, although Santorini/Thiera has seen a number of caldera-forming eruptions (at 180K, 21K and 3.6K years before present).
Can the seismic factor actually harm the popularity of Santorini this summer and prevent the millions of tourists expected, from visiting the most beautiful island in the world, as recently chosen by BBC Travel?
Mr. Anastasios-Nikolaos Zorzos, the Mayor of Santorini strongly supports the sustainable development and environmental protection of the island.
Concerning the recent rumors about a forthcoming volcano eruption, Mayor Zorzos has his doubts.
”An explosion is very likely to occur, but not from the volcano!! An explosion is expected in the number of visitor arrivals, who are planing to visit Santorini this year. They will be amazed by its natural beauty, its traditional architecture, and not to mention the amazing food and people’s locals’ hospitality.
The breathtaking view of Santorini’s famous Caldera is an unforgettable experience, that everybody must witness”.
Mayor Zorzos welcomes all visitors of the island and wishes them a wonderful and unforgettable stay in Santorini.