Experience the Lost Atlantis Museum in Santorini
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The Greek island of Santorini has an enchanting air about it. The landscape is unlike other places in Greece because the island is shaped in such a unique way. Once you’re on the island, you quickly realize that the place looks the way it does because of its volcanic past. The black sand beaches, tall cliffs, and deep waters bring to light exactly how much the ancient volcano has really shaped the island.
What’s even more intriguing is that it’s pretty clear the part of the island appears to be “missing”. The way it’s shaped suggests that some of the island may very well be hidden underneath the water.
As it turns out, this is a fact and this has caused many to speculate that the missing portion of Santorini may be the lost Kingdom of Atlantis. If this intrigues you, consider visiting the “Lost Atlantis Experience” Museum in Megalochori in Santorini. Here’s more information:
About the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis
Plato first referred to the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis in his works, Timaeus and Critias. In these works, he tells the tale of a naval power that he refers to as the “Atlanteans” that besieged the ancient city-state of Athens. Eventually, the Athenians repelled the attacks and the losing civilization is said to have plunged into the ocean.
Although Plato treats this event as an afterthought, it has left people throughout the centuries intrigued. People have even gone to search for this lost kingdom, only to come up with nothing tangible. One common theory, however, is that the the fabled Lost Kingdom of Atlantis is actually a romanticized version of the missing portion of Santorini.
The volcanic eruption that affected Santorini was so intense, it is said to have torn the island apart and caused it to sink to the bottom of the sea. Since this cataclysmic event is well documented, many speculate if this provided Plato with the inspiration he needed to develop his kingdom of Atlantis.
Visit the Lost Atlantis Experience
If the lore behind the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis intrigues you, you should consider visiting the Lost Atlantis Experience, which is located in Megalochori on the island of Santorini. In the museum, you will have an opportunity to learn about the myths and legends surrounding Atlantis. You will also learn how this story could possibly relate to Santorini and also discover a reenactment of its destruction.
While here, consider staying a while so that you can take in all the exhibits. You should also consider taking a guided tour so that curator could explain everything to you.
While on the Greek island of Santorini, consider visiting the Lost Atlantis Experience to learn all about how Santorini, or at least the portion of Santorini that sunk to the bottom of the sea, could very well be the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis.
This post was written by Greek Boston