There is a myth that supports the fact that Santorini might actually be the lost island of Atlantis. According to Plato’s (427-437 BC) description, the people of Atlantis lived on the island with divine powers; however, they gradually started losing them. Thus, they decided to start conquering other prosperous islands with great success. Despite the fact that they were undefeated, Athenians managed to stand against them. Due to their arrogance the Gods decided to punish them and in addition the city of Atlantis was destroyed in a night.
Even in this very day, the island is still an active volcano. The antithesis of the deep blue waters along with the white, red and black volcanic pebbles on the beaches create scenery that remains unforgettable.