Santorini Volcano

Palea and Nea Kameni

Don’t miss the chance to visit the youngest land in the Eastern Mediterranean!

santorini volcano
Photo Konstantina Sidiropoulou

The two small islands in the centre of the Santorini caldera, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni, “the volcano” according to the locals, are the youngest volcanic lands in the Eastern Mediterranean.

santorini volcano
Photo Kostas Konstantinidis

Palea Kameni (Old Burnt Island) is less than 2.000 years old, while Nea Kameni (Young Burnt Island) began to form only 450 years ago and its youngest lavas 67 years old (as per 2017). These two small islands are the result of the volcano’s most recent activity.