More than 200.000 people visit each year the volcano of Santorini, located on the volcanic island of Nea Kameni and accessible from the main ports of Santorini. Nea Kameni offers a variety of experiences to the visitors, from exploring the unique volcanic formations and craters, to enjoying breathtaking views of Santorini and the caldera. Travel agencies usually offer packages that include not only a visit to Nea Kameni, but also an extended intra-caldera cruise that takes visitors to Palea Kameni thermal waters, the island of Therasia and a sail close to the caldera walls. The Nea Kameni volcanic trail, part of the National Geological Park of Nea Kameni, leads to points of interest were the geological history of volcanic eruptions is present and visible, as fumes still rise from its active crater.
Geothira, the municipal organization that manages the National Geological Park of Nea Kameni, has partnered with the Laboratory of Physical Geography of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) led by Associate Professor of Paraskevi Nomikou, to launch the “Santorini Volcano App”, of an application for mobile phones. The application accompanies the new website Santorinivolcano.gr, a detailed scientific guide to the geological evolution of the Santorini volcano and to the entire South Aegean Volcanic Arc.
The “Santorini Volcano App”, an offline and easy-to-use application that can be used both on-site during the visit and remotely, provides information on the volcanic complex of Santorini, the Hellenic Volcanic Arc, the Minoan eruption circa 1600 BCE and the subsequent creation of the islands of Palaia and Nea Kameni, the main geological and geotourism attractions of Santorini. The app also includes a comprehensive geological map of the area with the volcanic trail, the five points of interest in Nea Kameni, the user’s location on the map, an elevation profile of the trail and additional information about the points of interest, as well general information on the island.
Finally, the app includes high definition photos, videos, stunning 3600 panoramas of the area, safety tips for a safe visit and an original Geo-dictionary that simplifies the geological terms mentioned throughout the app. The original offline digital application “Santorini Volcano app”, is compatible with Android and iOS and available on Google Play Store and App Store.
all photos from www.santorinivolcano.gr