The caldera is a dormant volcano. This view is in the town of Oia. Many archeologists believe that the lost continent of Atlantis lies submerged here. This image was used as a book cover on a book series entitled Travelers’ Tales." It graced the cover of “Travelers Tales:Greece.”
The houses of Oia are built into the sides of the island’s northwest cliff, thereby maintaining a cool temperature in the summer.
This was photographed with a Nikon F3 using elite ektachrome, 100 asa, 1/250sec @ f/11 in Sept of 1997 at around 3:30 – 4 pm.