Brief history of Santorini

Nowadays Santorini used to be a corner of the cradle of the Minoan civilization, so its history goes back to the 3rd millennium BC. The population is said to have been extinguished or determined to migrate due to the eruption of the local volcano in the Bronze Age.

Phoenicians and Dorians have subsequently populated and dominated the place, and after a long medieval and modern history of wars and conflicts, the island became a part of Greece.