Santorini in detail

Other Features

Feature: Disappearing Act

No one knows what happened to the Minoan people of Akrotiri as no human remains have been found at the site. Some believe that residents fled the city following the earthquake that took place two or three weeks before the volcanic eruption and are buried elsewhere on the island, beneath tonnes of ash. Others speculate that they recognised signs of impending doom and fled by boat towards Crete.