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Thirasia

The small island belongs to the Greek archipelago Santorini; look there.

The approximately 90 square kilometer Greek island group (also Sandorini or Santorini) is the southernmost of the Cyclades group and lies in the Aegean about 100 kilometers north of Crete, The crescent-shaped main island is called Thira and forms with the two opposite small islands Aspronisi (0.14 km²) and Thirasia (9 km ²) a boiler. The ring-shaped island is from a massive volcano explosion around 1500 BC. Were created, which the Minoan culture (Bronze Age culture of Crete) was destroyed. At the beginning of the 13th to the end of the 16th century the island was strongly influenced by Venice, which developed an important wine culture. At that time she received the name Santorini after Santa Irene (St. Irene). In particular, the strong alcoholic sweet wines were highly valued for their storage and transport ability and were then on the port city Monemvasia (Peloponnese) shipped to many European countries. Although the island was conquered by the Turks in 1579,...

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