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Since the eruption of 1950, the volcanic centers of the Kameni islands have been dormant. The only surface reminders of the magma underlying the islands are the numerous thermal springs dotting their shores, and the emission of hot gaseous vapours from the fumaroles in Nea Kameni's central craters. These gases, whose temperatures range between 93 and 97 degrees centigrade, consist mainly of carbon dioxide and hot atmospheric air, with traces of other gases, including hydrogen sulphide and methane. Deposits of sulphur minerals, gypsum and other hydrothermal minerals occur at the points where these gases escape. A state-of-the-art integrated network monitoring dozens of physical and chemical parameters (temperature and chemical composition of the fumaroles and hot waters, seismic activity, sea-level and topographical changes, gravitational and magnetic fields of the earth, etc.) has recently been installed on the islands, and in the surrounding area. This network ensures that the slightest precursory manifestation or phenomenon indicative of a possible re- awakening of the volcano will be recorded, thus permitting measures to be taken in plenty of time to ensure that visitors to the islands and inhabitants will run no danger whatsoever if the volcano should awaken.













The Volcano of Santorini


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Hydra Island


Welcome to Hellas (Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a memorable vacation.

The healthy dry climate, the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries, donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the bars and music clubs around town.

The high quality and exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra every year.

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