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Nea Kameni Volcano | Santorini

Updated: Mar 31

Nea Kameni is the small uninhabited volcanic island within the flooded Santorini caldera.

Nea Kameni Volcano | Santorini Island

Photo by: Bernard Gagnon, Nea Kameni, CC BY-SA 3.0


Nea Kameni and the neighboring small island Palea (or Palia) Kameni have been formed over the past two millennia by repeated eruptions of lava and ash. They are visited daily by dozens of tourist boats throughout the summer.

Nea Kameni Volcano | Santorini Island

Photo by: Tango7174, Santorini NeaKameni tango7174, CC BY-SA 4.0


Nea Kameni has almost round shape with a radius of 1 kilometer and a surface of 3.5 km2. It is continuously monitored by the scientific team of the Greek Institute for the Study and Monitoring of the Santorini Volcano (ISMOSAV) and it is a protected site for science.

Nea Kameni Volcano | Santorini Island

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Visitors of the small volcanic island climb a path to the top of the nearly 130-meter-high volcanic crater, where they can complete a full round of the rim.


How to get there | Go to Santorini Page

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