Santorini Island, Greece, spring 2019: spring time at the caldera

The winter 2018-19 was particularly rainy in Greece. As a result, Santorini island was exceptionally green even at the end of April, when Tom guided our regular geologic walking tour on the island. Images taken on 27 and 28 April:
Fava and barley fields near the lighthouse of Santorini (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fava and barley fields near the lighthouse of Santorini (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Chapel at the entrance to the Mavromatis pumice quarry (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Chapel at the entrance to the Mavromatis pumice quarry (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mavromatis pumice quarry near Megalochori village - a site of exceptional geological and archeological interest, but with uncertain future (currently abused mainly as wild garbage dump). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mavromatis pumice quarry near Megalochori village - a site of exceptional geological and archeologic... [info]
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The thick pumice deposits of the approx. 1600 BC Minoan eruption (phases 0-3). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The thick pumice deposits of the approx. 1600 BC Minoan eruption (phases 0-3). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View into the caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View into the caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Plaka bay, where the basement schists crop out beneath the layers of pumice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Plaka bay, where the basement schists crop out beneath the layers of pumice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Old and restored windmills at the caldera rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Old and restored windmills at the caldera rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Green macchia covering the pumice cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Green macchia covering the pumice cliffs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Young wineyard (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Young wineyard (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Daisies and the wineyard (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Daisies and the wineyard (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Agio Pnevma (holy spirit) chapel and the caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Agio Pnevma (holy spirit) chapel and the caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the caldera from Megalochori (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the caldera from Megalochori (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Caldera view with the young volcanic islands Palea and Nea Kameni in the center. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Caldera view with the young volcanic islands Palea and Nea Kameni in the center. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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View of Athinios harbour from above - built on the shore of the pre-volcanic basement island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of Athinios harbour from above - built on the shore of the pre-volcanic basement island. (Photo... [info]
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Steep side of an old lava flow complex near Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steep side of an old lava flow complex near Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the daisies. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the daisies. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fields beneath the village of Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fields beneath the village of Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View of the caldera from Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the caldera from Akrotiri (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sea of daisies and a pumice cliff (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sea of daisies and a pumice cliff (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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On Santorini, wine is grown using the "koulara" method, the plant being woven into round baskets. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On Santorini, wine is grown using the "koulara" method, the plant being woven into round baskets. (P... [info]
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