The two most important events that formed Nea Kameni took place during 1707 and 1866. During the events of 1866, foreign governments sent scientists to observe the volcanic activities and it was the first time that photography was used to study such phenomena. Among the people that observed this unique sight of island creation was Jules Verne. Later Verne referred to Santorini in his famous book '20.000 leagues under the sea'. While you are in Santorini and watching the Nea Kameni island remember the words of Captain Nemo: 'Nothing is ever ended in the volcanic parts of the sea'. Probably the next time you will be back to Santorini, Nea Kameni will not be the same.
Photo taken at Nea Kameni Volcano