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Thirasia

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

The roughly 90 square kilometer Greek archipelago (also Sandorini or Santorini) is the southernmost of the Cyclades group and lies in the Aegean around 100 kilometers north of Crete, The crescent-shaped main island is called Thira and forms a cauldron with the two opposite small islands Aspronisi (0.14 km²) and Thirasia (9 km²). The ring-shaped island is from a huge volcanic explosion around 1500 BC. Chr., Whereby the Minoan culture (Bronze Age culture of Crete) was destroyed. From the beginning of the 13th to the end of the 16th century, the island was heavily influenced by Venice, which developed an important viticulture culture. At that time it received the name Santorini after Santa Irene (St. Irene). The sweet alcoholic wines, in particular, were highly valued for their storage and transportability and were then used in the port city Monemvasia (Peloponnese) shipped to many European countries. Although the island was conquered by the Turks in 1579, there was no...

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