Santorini is a Greek wine region located on the archipelago of Santorini in the southern Cyclades islands of Greece. Wine has been produced here since ancient times, but it was during the Middle Ages that the wine of Santorini became famous worldwide under the influence of the Republic of Venice. Santorini also produces blended and rosé wine made from white grapes such as Athiri, Aidini and Assyrtiko and red grapes such as Mandelaria.
Greece was the scene of riots and subjected to harsh austerity measures. “Making the end of Greece” was the nightmare of all countries affected by the crisis and think that until recently the same sentence could be an omen: a land of culture, the cradle of civilization, a destination for tourism and happy oasis. The fear seems absolutely groundless, however, safety is ensured for tourists if you think that Greece has always been a very safe country to visit, so that in many of the islands people are not even close the doors, the Greek culture presents many traits common to our southern culture.
A number of research studies since the 1980s have indicated that the Greek island of Santorini’s volcano may have erupted not in the 16th century BC as traditionally thought but possibly in the century before that. If this dating had been confirmed, it would have involved rewriting the whole history of the cultural development of the eastern Mediterranean region. The latest evidence for antedating the eruption was supplied by a study from Denmark that used radiocarbon dating (14C dating) to examine olive wood from the period of the eruption.